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Learning Week I: Academic skills and advanced topics in CAD

September 6 - September 10

The first Learning Week will take place in Barcelona from September 6 to 10, 2021. It will be a physical event but talks will be broadcasted online via zoom for those who cannot attend in person. Updated information on the COVID19 related measures in force in Barcelona can be found here.

The event will be co-organised with the Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics (BGSMath) and the University of Strathclyde. It aims to help ESRs develop complementary and transferable skills in Academia. Topics to be covered include communication/presentation to diverse audiences, Fund-raising and Proposal writing, and Knowledge Transfer Basics. These sessions will often include hands-on activities.

The event will include a 2-day scientific workshop with courses on advanced topics of CAD. Confirmed speakers include Sandra Di Rocco (KTH), Denys Plakhotnik (ModuleWorks), Christian Arber (Topsolid), Michael Floater (U. Oslo), Tamás Várady (Budapest U. of Technology and Economics) and Jiri Kosinka (U. Groningen).

You can download a pdf version of the preliminary programe here.


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The meeting will take place at the Institut de Matematiques of the University of Barcelona.

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585
08007 Barcelona

All talks and meetings will happen at Room T1, on the top (second) floor of the Historic Building of the University of Barcelona, on the premises of the Mathematics Faculty (http://www.mat.ub.edu/).

How to Arrive

The Mathematics Faculty is located next to Plaça de la Universitat (University Square). The subway lines L1 (red) and L2 (purple) have stations at Plaça Universitat and many city buses pass through this area. See metro and bus networks (http://www.tmb.cat/en/home).

The Historic Building is at a short walking distance from Plaça de Catalunya, the city’s nerve center.

Schedule of the Learning Week (last updated 4/09/2021)

pdf version

The event will be broadcasted online via zoom. It will be accessible via this link.

Monday, September 6th, 2021
14:00 Brief introduction of the fellows
16:00 Coffee break
16:30 Marc Noy (Polytechnic University of Catalonia): How to talk and write mathematics, a personal perspective
18:00 End of the day

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021
09:00 Albert Ruiz (Autonomous University of Barcelona) — Advanced Latex [slides]
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Núria Fagella (University of Barcelona) — Do’s and Don’ts about giving math talks [slides]
13:00 Lunch break
14:30 Jordi Mullor (Centre de Recerca Matematica) — Tips and basics for remote presentations [slides]
16:00 Coffee break
16:30 Conversations with Marta Canadell, PhD in Mathematics and currently working in the Tech Industry
18:30 Welcome reception

Friday, September 10th, 2021
09:00 Oral Expositions
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Oral Expositions
13:00 End of the Learning Week

Schedule of the Workhsop on Advanced Topics in CAD

pdf version

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021
09:00 Christian Arber (TopSolid): GCS Geometric Constraint System … and CAD Solvers: some Maths behind that [slides]
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Denys Plakhotnik (ModuleWorks): Geometric problems and software implementation in Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
13:00 Lunch break
14:30 Sandra di Rocco (KTH): Algebraic Geometry of Data
16:00 End of the day

Thursday, September 9th, 2021
09:00 Tamas Varady (Budapest University of Technology and Economics): Multi-sided, multi-connected surface
patches for Computer Aided Design
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Michael Floater (University of Oslo): Surface parameterization
13:00 Lunch break
14:30 Jiri Kosinka (University of Groningen): Subdivision (and other) surfaces in CAD and graphics
16:00 Coffee break
16:30 Free time for discussions
18:00 Reception


September 6
September 10


Carlos D’Andrea


University of Barcelona
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 585
Barcelona, 08007 Spain
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