Press Releases:

SALUS LP (LAS PROVINCIAS newspaper, Saturday, October 17th, (2010)

Prof. Lucas Jódar, Director of the Institute for Multidisciplinary Mathematics was interviewed by Las Provincias newspaper concerning the interest of mathematical modelling in society.

Dark matter model for structure formation in galaxies

Dr. Luis Acedo from the IMM proposed a mathematical model for the evolution of structure in the Dark Matter halo of galaxies. This model is based upon the sterile neutrino hypothesis, a new kind of particle appearing in minimal extensions of the standard model of particle physics whose mass would be in the range of 3 keV. Further details at the Identification of Dark Matter 2010 Conference proceedings. POS(IDM2010)078

Mathematical modelling of EEG

A research group at the IMM is currently developing models of the neural activity as the collective behaviour of large assemblies of simulated cellular automata neurons. This is part of a large scale BOINC computation project known as Neurona @ Home where we simulate a cellular automata brain composed by one million neurons with random Erdös-Renyi connections.

Interview on models for epidemics propagation at UPV TV

Prof. Villanueva briefly discuss the implementation of epidemiological models for disease transmission, vaccination an control (in Spanish, February 2008).

Innovact

Four members (three Ph.D. students and a Ph.D.) from the Group FluIng, a team specialized in Urban Hydraulics from the Institute for Multidisciplinary Mathematics at the Universitat Politècnica de València, is participating in Innovact.

A mathematical model to evaluate football's leagues

Researchers from the IMM (F. Pedroche) and the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid (R. Criado , Esther García and Miguel Romance) have developed a mathematical model to evaluate certain aspects of football's leagues. They deduce that the German's league is the most competitive. An interview where the concept is explained (in Spanish) can be found here.

The flyby anomaly

Luis Acedo from the IMM has proposed a phenomenological model for the study of the so-called "flyby anomaly". The anomalous increase or decrease of velocity of the spacecraft in a flyby of the Earth. This problem is enumerated by Wikipedia in a list of unsolved problems in physics. L. Acedo propose a circulating gravitomagnetic field to model the anomaly. However, the effect in the geodynamics satellites and the Gravity Probe B experiment is too large to be compatible with the field strength required to explain away the flyby anomaly. If this result implies that the explanation of the perplexing anomalies is conventional remains to be elucidated in the future.

This press release has also been featured in Science Daily. A short interview was recorded for UPV TV: Video.

Competitive Balance in Basket Leagues.

A study performed by F. Pedroche and J. A. Verdoy from our Institute has shown that the Spanish's Basket League is losing competitiveness. These researchers has proposed a measure for competitiveness as the number of crossings in the standings. The measure was applied to several European Basker Leagues. The release was also featured in El Confidencial.

A short interview in UPV TV is found here.

This work was presented at the "Mathematical Modelling in Engineering & Human Behaviour 2014" conference organized by the IMM.

Mathematical Modelling of Male Aggression towards Women.

A mathematical model for the propagation of gender violence in Spain predicts that the number of male aggressors is increasing steadily and a number of three million aggressors is predicted for 2017. Population was classified in three stages according to the degree of male chauvinism: from egalitarian men to psychological and physical aggresors. Demographic, economic and social factors were also considered:

The study has been featured in many national newspapers.

A video from Levante TV.

An interview in National Radio of Spain.

The flyby anomaly

New results on the flyby anomaly are discussed in this article published in the Duth astronomy journal Zenit.