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Basque Center for Applied Mathematics

The Basque Center for Applied Mathematics – BCAM is an international research centre in the field of Applied Mathematics and a centre promoted by the Department of Education of the Basque Government, which is part of the BERC network (Basque Excellence Research Centers). It was created in 2008 by the Basque Government through Ikerbasque. It also has the support of the UPV/EHU, the Provincial Council of Bizkaia, Innobasque and Petronor Innovacion. One of its main objectives is to put mathematics at the service of society through the transfer of knowledge, extending the results of its research to sectors such as biosciences, health, energy or advanced manufacturing, and working jointly with local and international institutions and companies.

It currently has a staff of more than 150 researchers of 25 nationalities working in diverse areas, from data science or computational mathematics to mathematical modelling. BCAM has been accredited three times in a row as a "Severo Ochoa" centre of excellence by the State Research Agency, a distinction awarded to the best research institutions in the world in their field.

BCAM is affiliated with OpenSuperQPlus partner


Main tasks in the project

BCAM will play a crucial role within OpenSuperQPlus by contributing to benchmarking for quantum processors as well as to the development of novel quantum algorithms. Firstly, BCAM will focus on developing a benchmark for the test suite to assess the performance of quantum processors, comparing different technologies and generations. Secondly, BCAM will develop new quantum algorithms with proven quantum advantages, in particular algorithms for solving both partial differential equations (PDEs) and quantum machine learning.


Staff members involved

Rubén Peña Guzmán, BCAM Postdoctoral Fellow
Rubén Peña Guzmán, BCAM Postdoctoral Fellow
Ainara González, BCAM Projects Office
Esti Gutiérrez, BCAM Communication