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23 August 2019: CI²MA researcher gives talk at international conference
Leonardo Figueroa participated in OPFSA 2019 in Hagenberg im Mühlkreis, Austria

Dr. Leonardo Figueroa, researcher at the Center for Research in Mathematical Engineering, CI²MA, and academic at the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences of the Universidad de Concepción, recently attended the 15th International Symposium on Orthogonal Polynomials, Special Functions and Applications, OPSFA 2019, which seeks to provide a forum for mathematicians, physicists, and computer scientists to communicate recent research results in the areas of orthogonal polynomials and special functions.

“This conference immediately brought Wonapde (three-year international conference organized by CI²MA) to my mind because of its size and structure, since it had plenary talks on the one hand and on the other it had minisymposia on topics of specialized interest, with cutting-edge content in each sub-discipline. Some things I learned about the organization, I think we could also apply here. A difference is that the topics had not so much to do with Applied Mathematics, but rather pure and fundamental topics” Figueroa explains.

The UdeC researcher presented a talk titled On Dunkl–Sobolev orthogonal polynomials in the ball involving reflection-invariant weights as part of the Trends on orthogonal polynomials in weighted Sobolev Spaces mini-symposium, organized by Francisco Marcellán from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and ICMAT (Spain) and by Juan José Moreno-Balcázar from the Universidad de Almería (Spain). “It is always important to be able to share your own results with other specialists. Although I did not know most of them personally, I had studied the articles of many of them and I realized that they had also read mine”.

“It was a very positive experience because I learned a lot of new things that will be useful for my work in Numerical Analysis of Partial Differential Equations, but also because I realized that my studies also interest this audience”, said the researcher about his participation—funded by his CONICYT Fondecyt 1181957 project—in this conference organized by the Research Institute for Symbolic Computation (RISC) from the Johannes Kepler Universität Linz (JKU) and the Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM) from the Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (ÖAW).

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