Nicolás Varela, CAPDE postgraduate researcher, participated in the activity “Young people with Science” that was organized by Iniciativa Científico Milenio (ICM) and held in Concon, close to Valparaíso, on 26th and 27th November 2015. The meeting was aimed to think science from an interdisciplinary point of view in order to contribute to the development of the science in Chile and how, at the same time, it can help to the country´s development.
“It was an interesting occasion to meet other students that are part of ICM. It was very useful to make social and professional contacts”, pointed out Varela, who currently is studying a Master in Mathematics at Universidad Federico Santa María (UFSM). His specialization areas are patterns of concetration, elliptic operators and structural analysis, specifically seismic insulation modelation.
During the activity, he showed a poster that describes and explains Capde´s work. “Attendees showed a great interested in the research that Capde is carrying out. Some of them also were surprised to know what can be made based on pure mathematics”, he added. As Varela, other young researchers belonging to more than 30 centers made presentations.
As a result of the discussions, the creation of a governmental consulting entity in the field of the science and education programs addressed to the society were proposed.