Centre for Mathematical Research (CRM)
The Centre for Mathematical Research (CRM), founded in 1984, is Spain's oldest mathematics research institute. Initially part of the Catalan Academy (IEC) and located at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), it now operates as a consortium including the Government of Catalonia, the IEC, and the UAB. The CRM focuses on high-quality mathematical research, knowledge transfer with real-world applications, advanced training, and dissemination of mathematical advancements. It annually hosts international researchers for collaborative programs, promoting cross-disciplinary interactions. Researchers at CRM work in a wide array of mathematical disciplines, such as computational and mathematical biology, phylogenetics, neuroscience, climate change and natural hazards, analysis and partial differential equations, dynamical systems, algebra, geometry, and topology.
In 2020, the CRM was honoured with the "Unit of Excellence Maria de Maeztu" Award from the Spanish Research Agency (AEI), aimed at recognising public research organizations, in any scientific area, that stand out due to the relevance and impact of the results obtained during the previous reference period at an international level. It is the second time that the CRM has received this recognition. The CRM was also awarded, in 2000, the Narcis de Monturiol Plate Award to Scientific and Technological Merit, and also holds the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers seal of excellence, awarded by the European Commission.