Institutional visit of the CSIC President to the CFTMAT

Institutional visit of the CSIC President to the CFTMAT
  • Eloísa del Pino, President of the CSIC, has addressed the research and technical staff and held various meetings with the management teams of both centers, IFT and ICMAT.

  • Amaya Mendikoetxea, UAM rector, joined the tour around the facilities, including the library housing historical treasures, and the scientific computing infrastructure.

This morning, Eloísa del Pino, the President of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), visited the CFTMAT building.

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Isabel Martínez, José María Martell, Pepe Barbón, Eloísa del Pino, Javier Aramayona, Clara Isabel García, Carlos Pena

After meeting with the directors of both centers, the Institute for Theoretical Physics (IFT) and the Institute for Mathematical Sciences (ICMAT), she spoke to the staff of both institutes, also addressing questions from researchers and technical personnel.

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Eloísa del Pino

Del Pino emphasized three pillars being worked on to strengthen the relevance of the CSIC: institutional, social, and scientific. She also expressed concern about the presence of women in STEM careers and rejected any instances of harassment that may occur in any of the 124 CSIC centers: "that there is even a single case of harassment of any kind... is already intolerable."

The President also praised the scientific quality of the IFT, which has earned its third consecutive Severo Ochoa excellence label, as well as the commendable outreach work carried out at the institute.

UAM Rector Visits CFTMAT

After the event, the arrival of Amaya Mendikoetxea, the Rector of the Autonomous University of Madrid, along with the Vice-Rector for Campus and Infrastructure, Miguel Manso, took place. The group visited the renowned Jorge Juan library at CFTMAT, which houses genuine historical treasures, and the data cluster.

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Guided visit by Ricardo Martínez de Madariaga

Ricardo Martínez de Madariaga, responsible for the library, showcased three iconic specimens from the history of science preserved in the collection: 'Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems' written by Galileo Galilei in 1632, comparing the Copernican system with the Ptolemaic system; the famous 'Principia Mathematica' by Newton (1687), and 'Astronomical and Physical Observations' by Jorge Juan and Santacilia, from 18th-century.

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The final stop of the institutional visit included a glimpse of the extensive high-performance scientific computing infrastructure of the building. Its main computational resource is the High-Performance Computing (HPC) cluster named Hydra.

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José María Martell, Eloísa del pino, Pepe Barbón, Emilio Ambite, Miguel Manso y Amaya Mendikoetxea

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