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Mathematical Modelling of the political corruption in Spain.

Researchers from Universitat Politècnica de València (E. de la Poza, L. Jódar) and Universitat de València (P. Merello) have developed a mathematical model to quantify the level of risk of committing political corruption of the population residing in Spain between 18 and 70 years old.

Women and girls in science day.

Development of the happiness index in a country

Researchers of the Institute for Multidisciplinary Mathematics (David Soler and Joan Carles Micó) have elaborated a happiness index to measure the well-being of a society.

Modeling the rise of the precariat in Spain.

Researchers of the Institute for Multidisciplinary Mathematics and the University of Valencia (lead by Prof. Lucas Jódar) have developed a mathematical model that predicts the rise of precariat population in Spain.

  • A radio interview in the radio program “A punt media”. Interview.
  • Press Releases.
  • This model was also presented at the Conference: “Mathematical Modelling in Engineering & Human Behaviour 2018” held at the Institute in the session of Sociomathematics.

Mathematical model for suicidal risk in Spain

A dynamical population model which takes into account many social factors from the National Institute of Statistics (INE) has been developed at the IMM. This model predicts an increase in the suicidal risk in the next few years. The study captured the attention of many journals and social media in Spain.

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 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.



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 Basket Leagues.

  • The release was also featured in El Confidencial.
  • This work was presented at the “Mathematical Modelling in Engineering & Human Behaviour 2014” conference organized by the IMM.

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.

Prof. Lucas Jódar, Director of the Institute for Multidisciplinary Mathematics was interviewed by Las Provincias newspaper concerning the interest of mathematical modelling in society. SALUS LP (LAS PROVINCIAS newspaper, Saturday, October 17th, (2009).

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.

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
  • SINC

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