Prof. Buffa elected correspondent member of the Accademia dei Lincei
Professor Annalisa Buffa has been elected correspondent member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei.
Professor Annalisa Buffa has been elected correspondent member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. The Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, literally the "Academy of the Lynx-Eyed", is the oldest scientific academia in the world.
The Accademia, located in Roma, was founded in 1603, under the name Accademia dei Lincei, by Frederico Cesi an Italian scientist and two of his friends. Famous Italian scientist Galileo Galilei was one of the first elected members in 1611.
The purpose of the Accademia is to promote and spread scientific knowledge. The Accademia is divided into two classes – one for Mathematical, Physical, and Natural Sciences and the other for Moral, Historical and Philosophical Sciences. Each class is then split into five categories. Known for her work in numerical analysis, Professor Buffa was elected correspondent member in Mechanics and Applications of Mathematics. The ceremony took place in Roma on the 9th November.
Professor Annalisa Buffa joined EPFL in 2016 where she holds the Chair of Numerical Modelling and Simulation. She and her group are mostly interested in differential problems enjoying mathematical structures that need to be preserved at the discrete level in order to achieve accuracy and stability of the numerical schemes. In particular, their research is oriented towards the development of novel and innovative numerical techniques. Such techniques aim at improving the integration between numerical simulations and geometric modelling and processing. The targeted applications span from non-linear elasticity to electromagnetic problems.