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Research on Multidisciplinary Mathematics at the ICMAT-CSIC (Madrid) Dr. Alberto Enciso (RYC-2010-05625)

Alberto Enciso has gained an ERC Starting Grant 2014 for his proposal entitled Geometric problems in PDEs with applications to fluid mechanics (GEOFLUIDS). A link to this news is here (in Spanish):

Alberto Enciso is a Ramón y Cajal Researcher at the Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas – ICMAT. His research interests lie at the boundary between analysis and geometry, since a significant part of his work revolves around geometric questions in partial differential equations and mathematical physics. In particular, recently he has been considering problems in fluid mechanics, elliptic equations, spectral theory and wave equations on manifolds.


He has coauthored around 50 research papers, including articles in the Annals of Mathematics, Acta Mathematica, the Journal of Differential Geometry, Advances in Mathematics and Communications in Mathematical Physics. His results have achieved considerable international visibility, such as his solution, in joint work with Daniel Peralta-Salas, of a conjecture on knotted vortex lines in topological fluid mechanics popularized by V. Arnold and K. Moffatt, and of a conjecture of Lord Kelvin on the existence of thin vortex tubes in steady solutions to the Euler equation.


Alberto has been awarded the José Luis Rubio de Francia Prize of the Royal Mathematical Society of Spain in 2011, the Antonio Valle Prize of the Spanish Society for Applied Mathematics in 2013, and the Prince of Girona Prize for Scientific Research in 2014.

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