SEMA Prize to Young Researchers

In 1998, SeMA instituted the SeMA young Researcher Award in order to promote excellence in original mathematical work with a strong applied component. Since 2013, this award received the name Antonio Valle Young Researcher Award in recognition of the efforts dedicated by Antonio Valle, first president of SeMA, to the promotion of Young researchers in the field of Applied Mathematics.

The award was established in order to provide recognition to a Young researcher, under the age of 33 and working at a Spanish institution that has demonstrated an independent, creative and highly valued activity in the field of Applied Mathematics as a post-doctoral researcher. The prize intends also to contribute to advance its professional career in Applied Mathematics both at the national and international levels.

The award involves 1500 Euros, a diploma, and two years of honorary membership to SeMA

Call for XXI Prize SeMA “Antonio Valle” to Young Researchers (2018)

Last Award: 2017 · Xavier Ros-Oton
Xavier obtained his degree in Mathematics at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in 2010 and defended his PhD thesis at the same university in 2014, under the supervision of Xavier Cabré. Since 2014 he has been R. H. Bing Instructor at the University of Texas at Austin, and in September 2017 he will move to the University of Zurich where he will be a LectupremioInventigador2016rer in Pure Mathematics. 

He is author of more than twenty papers published in the most relevant journals in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, some of them very influential in the international scientific community, according to the number of citations he has got. He has been invited speaker at several national and international conferences, and he has delivered seminars at various universities in different countries.

In 2015 he got the Vicent Caselles Prize, granted by RSME and Fundación BBVA. His research is mainly devoted to the study of partial differential equations, focusing on the regularity theory for elliptic and parabolic equations, always motivated by real world applications coming from different scientific areas.

In the last years he has been mainly working on free boundary problems, providing results for the classical obstacle problem and the obstacle problem for integro-differential operators, and also studying the regularity properties of solutions to integro-differential equations. His paper about the fractional Laplacian published in 2014 in J. Math. Pures Appl. was one of the top 3 most cited papers of the year, among all papers in mathematics included in MathScinet.

The jury of this award wants to remark the high level of all candidates at the present edition, which is an honor for our scientific society. We have a new generation of young researchers at the field of Applied Mathematics of the highest level who contribute to the development and improvement of the Applied Mathematics in our country. Xavier will receive the award during the celebration of XXV Congress of Differential Equations and Applications / XV Congress of Applied Mathematics (XXV CEDYA / XV CMA) that will be held from 26 to 30 June at Cartagena.

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