The Center for Research in Mathematical Sciences Applied to Industry (CeMEAI) focuses on promoting the use of mathematical sciences. The goal is to do this within an interdisciplinary setting that emphasizes technology transfer, education, and knowledge dissemination for industry and government applications organized by a specially structured research center, whose nucleus is already in place at the University of São Paulo (USP).
The Center's main strategy is to build a solid infrastructure in terms of human resources, advanced computational equipment, collaboration opportunities, and other facilities in order to promote interdisciplinary cooperation with industry and, more specifically, with the manufacturing, government, and service sectors.
CeMEAI will encourage academic research groups to collaborate on effective applications and advance scientific knowledge. The core groups in the Center have demonstrated experience in producing high-quality academic work in their areas of expertise as well as in relevant applications. The groups, along with their collaborators, will continue to conduct normal scientific activities, but these will be enhanced by the opportunities for interaction the Center provides while at the same time emphasizing the critical role that mathematics plays across industries.
Mathematic simulations showed that well-executed non-pharmacological measures reduce the spread of COVID-19 even in places with low vaccination coverage. According to the authors, however, up to 80% of the population could catch the disease if preventive protocols are abandoned.
Using two low-cost techniques, researchers in Brazil differentiate patients with the disease from healthy subjects. Next steps include refining the approach to diagnose the disease in its early stages.
In a study of the underlying mathematical pattern associated with the reign of the Caesars, researchers at a FAPESP-supported center concluded that the chances of survival obeyed the 80/20 rule seen in many phenomena, from earthquake magnitudes to numbers of followers on social media.
The reduction resulting from implementation of these measures in São Paulo has been calculated for the period between mid-March and early May using a mathematical model developed by a FAPESP-funded research center. The scientists also estimated that these two public health measures reduced the peak of transmission by 25% in Brasília.
Brazilian scientific production in mathematics has a high impact and worldwide recognition. The knowledge created in the field must now be leveraged to fuel new businesses, innovations and job creation, according to the participants in a workshop co-organized by the Center for Mathematical Sciences Applied to Industry.