Próximas actividades

  • The 102nd ICREA Colloquium ‘PDE: Mathematical equations for physical models’

     

    Speakers: ICREA Research Professor Xavier Ros, from the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and Prof. Javier Gómez, from Brown University

     

    When: 11th of October 2022, 18:00h

     

    Where: Zoom & Auditorium FCRi, Passeig de Lluís Companys, 23, 08010 Barcelona

     

    Abstract:

     

    Partial Differential Equations (PDE) have become a universal language to describe natural phenomena from a mathematical and physical standpoint. Our understanding, however, is still quite limited, and many basic questions remain unsolved. In this Colloquium session we will give an introduction to PDE and their interactions with other sciences, such as physics and computer science, presenting both past and future directions.

     

    The ICREA colloquia are a great way to learn about remote fields of research from our best experts. We usually have two speakers, who offer their opinions on the same subject from different angles. They are open to all ICREAs and their guests.

  • The 103rd ICREA Colloquium ‘Renewable fuels: from science to technology and beyond’

     

    Speakers: ICREA Research Professors María Escudero, from the Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2) and José Ramón Galán-Mascarós, from the Institut Català d'Investigació Química (ICIQ)

     

    When: 29th of November 2022, 18:00h

     

    Where: Zoom & Auditorium FCRi, Passeig de Lluís Companys, 23, 08010 Barcelona

     

    Abstract:

     

    The substitution of fossil fuels by renewable fuels may become a major pillar for the decarbonization of the energy landscape. Fuels offer unparalleled advantages as energy storage vectors, thanks to their high energy density, reliability and efficient transport. Many industries currently rely in fossil fuels, thus the energy transition would also offer easy and fast implementation. However, substituting “fossil” by “renewable” is far more complex than just swapping a word.

     

    In this colloquium, we will define the different approaches to renewable fuels, highlighting their advantages, and addressing their limitations. We will give special emphasis to the scientific achievements and challenges to move the field forward; to the current technological trends; and to the industrial, and societal acceptance, highly dependent on policy and investment.

     

    The ICREA colloquia are a great way to learn about remote fields of research from our best experts. We usually have two speakers, who offer their opinions on the same subject from different angles. They are open to all ICREAs and their guests.