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SEMA Prize to Young Researchers

In 1998, SeMA instituted the SeMA young Researcher Award in order to promote excellence in original mathematical work with a strong applied component. Since 2013, this award received the name Antonio Valle Young Researcher Award in recognition of the efforts dedicated by Antonio Valle, first president of SeMA, to the promotion of Young researchers in the field of Applied Mathematics.

The award was established in order to provide recognition to a Young researcher, under the age of 33 and working at a Spanish institution that has demonstrated an independent, creative and highly valued activity in the field of Applied Mathematics as a post-doctoral researcher. The prize intends also to contribute to advance its professional career in Applied Mathematics both at the national and international levels.

The award involves 1500 Euros, a diploma, and two years of honorary membership to SeMA

The SeMA 2021 "Antonio Valle" Prize for young researchers awarded to Félix del Teso.



The selection Committee of the Applied Mathematics Spanish Society (SeMA) has awarded with the “Antonio Valle” Prize for the Young Researcher 2021 to Félix del Teso Méndez (Complutense University of Madrid).

The Committee highlights all the candidatures presented due to the high quality of the applicants' work, encouraging them to present their candidacy again in future editions.

The winner will collect the accrediting Diploma during the celebration of the SeMA XIX Jacques-Louis Lions Spanish-French School on Numerical Simulation in Physics and Engineering, which will be held at the Polytechnic University of Madrid from August 30 to September 3, 2021.



Research profile of Félix del Teso

Félix del Teso has a degree in Mathematics from the "Universidad Autónoma de Madrid" (UAM) (2009) and received a Master's degree in Mathematics and its Applications from the same university in 2010. In 2015 he got a PhD in Mathematics also from UAM, with the thesis entitled "Theoretical and numerical aspects for nonlocal equations of porous medium type", directed by Professor Juan Luis Vázquez. Félix was awarded with the Extraordinary Doctorate Award for the best doctoral thesis defended in the academic year 2015/2016 within the Official Program of Doctorate in Mathematics of the UAM. Félix has an extensive postdoctoral experience that began with some stays in prestigious centers such as the “École Normale Supérieure” in Paris (ENS) and the “Basque Center for Applied Mathematics” (BCAM). Since January 2017, he spent almost two years at the "Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)" as a "Postdoctoral Researcher of the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM Postdoc)". After this stay he returned to the BCAM with a "Juan de la Cierva" fellowship for a period of one year and two months. Since November 2019 he has been Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematical Analysis and Applied Mathematics of the "Universidad Complutense" in Madrid. Félix del Teso has presented his research work in more than 25 international conferences and seminars held in prestigious institutions such as the “Isaac Newton Institute” (United Kingdom), NTNU (Norway), BCAM, “University of Strathclyde” (United Kingdom), “Laboratory of Mathematics of Besançon” (France), “University of Wroclaw” (Poland), ICMAT, “Centro Internazionale per la Ricerca Matematica” (Italy), “Brunel University” (United Kingdom) and “Uppsala University” (Sweden). In addition, in 2017 he was awarded one of the Vicent Caselles Prize awarded annually by the Royal Spanish Mathematical Society in collaboration with the BBVA Foundation. Félix del Teso has published 20 scientific articles in prestigious journals, with a great impact in his area of ​​knowledge. Focused on partial differential equations, Félix del Teso's work has two clearly differentiated aspects: On the one hand, he has made important contributions in the development and analysis of numerical methods to solve certain evolutionary partial differential equations and, on the other, he has obtained remarkable results in the analytical study of the behavior of solutions of nonlinear parabolic equations. In this second part, Félix has outstanding works in the study of the existence, uniqueness and other properties of the weak solutions of certain nonlocal equations, both stationary and evolutionary.

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