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UC3M lecturer Jesús María Sanz-Serna receives the Jaume I Award for Basic Research


Jesús María Sanz-Serna, a professor in the Mathematics Department at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), has been awarded the 2022 Rei Jaume I Award in the category of Basic Research, with an award of 100,000 euros. The jury, consisting of 21 Nobel prize winners, recognised the researcher’s work and contributions in the fields of numerical analysis, probability, statistics, optimisation and artificial intelligence.

El profesor de la UC3M Jesús María Sanz-Serna recibe el  premio Jaume I a la Investigación Básica

Jesús María Sanz-Serna is specialised in applied mathematics and is a pioneer in geometric integration. He completed his undergraduate studies in Mathematics at the University of Valladolid and received his PhD with a thesis on Functional Analysis. From 1998 to 2006 he was the Vice-Chancellor of the same University. Since 2014 he has been a lecturer at UC3M.

His research has been pioneering in one of the fields of Applied Mathematics, called “numerical integration of Hamiltonian problems”, and in geometric integration for solving differential equations while preserving their properties.

He is currently a member of the American Mathematical Society, the Spanish Society of Numerical Methods in Engineering, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) and a distinguished member of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. He is also a full member of the Royal Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences and the Royal Academy of Medicine and Surgery of Valladolid.

He has won several prizes and awards, such as the Dahlquist Prize, the Iberdrola Prize of Science and Technology; the Royal Academy of Science Award; the Castilla y León Scientific Research Award; and the Gold Medal of the Federal University of Pernambuco (Brazil). He has published nearly a hundred papers in international journals.

The Rei Jaume I Awards were created in 1989 by the Valencian Foundation of Advanced Studies and the Generalitat Valenciana (Valencian Government), with the aim of bringing scientific and business entities together in order to promote research, scientific development and entrepreneurship in Spain. The juries are made up of eighty people, including more than twenty Nobel Prize winners.