The new direction board of CIM took office on the 5th of February of 2016. Accompanying this change, the CIM bulletin has a new editorial board that I am privileged to direct.

The main goal of the bulletin is to promote Mathemat-ics and specially mathematical research. We hope to achieve this by supporting and advertising the activities of CIM andof its associates, which will include summaries and reports of the conferences, workshops and other scientific events, as well as, interviews to renowned mathematicians such as the invitees for the forthcoming Pedro Nunes lectures.

The bulletin will also publish review, feature, outreach and research articles, both invited and submitted. The idea is not to compete with other more oriented type of publica- tions but rather make an effort to stimulate and present recent trends of research in mathematics.

We aim at publishing two issues of the bulletin per year

Celebrating the 60th birthday of Jorge Almeida and Gracinda Gomes
-Workshop - 2nd Porto Meeting in Mathematics and Biology
[June 15–17, 2016]
- MEDDS 2016 - Modelling and experiments in drug delivery systems [June 20–22, 2016]
- Recent Trends in Differential Equations [June 27–29, 2016]
- 6th IST-IME Meeting [September 5-9, 2016]

In Portugal the first published books on mathematical sciences are dated of the Discovery Era, namely the remarkable Zacutus’ astronomical tables (1496) and an influential book on Arithmetic’s for the commerce by Gaspar Nicolás (1519), preceding the several books by Pedro Nunes (1502–1578) written in the Renaissance tradition. However, only in the XIX century Francisco Gomes Teixeira (1851–1933) founded the first mathematical journal in the Iberian world independent of any academic institution, the Jornal de sciencias mathematicas e astronomicas (1877–1902) [Ro]. This Jornal had the specific aim of ending Portugal’s mathematical isolation and enhancing the direct contact with mathematicians from other countries and it reflected the significant increase of mathematical activity by Portuguese mathematicians, as observed in [S]. Although the majority of the authors of papers were Portuguese, it also included contributions from other European mathematicians like Ch. Hermite, M. D’Ocagne, E. Cesaro, G. Loria, or Ch. De la Vallée Poussin.

The conference Geometric Aspects of Modern Dynamics was held at the Department of Mathematics of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto from 11 through 15 Janu- ary 2016. The event was partially supported by the following institutions: Centro de Matemática da Universidade do Porto (cmup), Centro Internacional de Matemática (cim), Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento (flad), Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (fct), Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse (imt) and Reitoria da Universidade do Porto (up).

Fields Medalist Cédric Villani visited Portugal in November 2015. True to his fame as a polymath, he was a member of the jury for the international film festival LEFFEST, gave a lecture on maths for the general public at the University of Coimbra, launched the Portuguese edition of his book Théorème Vivant and held several other speaking engagements. In the midst of all this he still found the time to discuss with us Maths, the Universe and Everything.

Compact oriented surfaces, without boundary, are among the most classical objects in geometry.

The 109th European Study Group with Industry (ESGI) took place from May 11th to May 15th, 2015, at the Department of Production and Systems of the School of Engineering, University of Minho. Among others, the event counted with the scientific support from the algoritmi ( and cmat ( research centers. These esgi meetings were created with the objective of renovating and reinforcing the links between Mathematics and Industry. More information on the study groups and related aspects is available at the International Study Groups website [2] and the European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry

Fluid dynamics [1, 2, 3] represents one of the very few fields where, in the framework of classical physics, a full compre- hension of the problem is still far from being achieved, and therefore constitutes a vast subject for ongoing and future research. Even if relativistic [4] and quantum [5] hydro- dynamics have their own importance, the laws of classical physics and of continuum mechanics are implemented in almost the entirety of hydrodynamic investigations.

Julio Rebelo is an expert in dynamical systems and foliations. He has held several prestigious positions such as Clay Mathematics Institute fellow as well as long term visiting positions at Université d’Orsay (Paris, France) and impa (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). Currently he is Professor at Institute de Mathématiques de Toulouse - Université de Toulouse (France).
He was a member of the scientific committee for the conference Geometric Aspects of Modern Dynamics, together with M. Abate, A. Glutsyuk, M. Lyubich, and H. Reis. This conference took place in Porto on January 2016 and was partially sponsored by cim.

The Joint International Meeting of the American, European and Portuguese Mathematical Societies (AMS, EMS and SPM, respectively) took place in Porto on June 9-13, 2015. The idea to host a joint meeting of the Portuguese and the American Mathematical Societies arose in 2010, through informal conversations with Georgia Benkart. The Portuguese Mathematical Society welcomed the idea and made a formal proposition to the AMS to host this meeting in Portugal.

The main actors were the American Mathematical Society (AMS), in particular Georgia Benkart, from whom the idea of such a meeting stemmed, the Portuguese Mathematical Society (SPM), which was very enthusiastic about the idea, and the local organizers, namely Adérito Araújo (Univ. Coimbra), Mário Bessa (Univ. Beira Interior), André Oliveira (Univ. Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro), and Sílvio Gama,José Abílio Matos, Leonor Moreira, João Nuno Tavares and myself (Univ. Porto).