The Technical University of Madrid or sometimes called Polytechnic University of Madrid is a Spanish University, located in Madrid. It was founded in 1971 as the result of merging different Technical Schools of Engineering and Architecture, originated mainly in the 18th century. Over 35,000 students attend classes during the year.According to the annual university ranking conducted by El Mundo, the Technical University of Madrid ranks as the top technical university in Spain, and second overall. The majority of its Engineering Schools are consistently ranked as leading academic institutions in Spain in their fields, and among the very best in Europe.The UPM is part of the TIME network, which groups fifty engineering schools throughout Europe. Wikipedia.
DeFelipe J.,Technical University of Madrid
A major challenge in neuroscience is to decipher the structural layout of the brain. The term "connectome" has recently been proposed to refer to the highly organized connection matrix of the human brain. However, defining how information flows through such a complex system represents so difficult a task that it seems unlikely it could be achieved in the near future or, for the most pessimistic, perhaps ever. Circuit diagrams of the nervous system can be considered at different levels, although they are surely impossible to complete at the synaptic level. Nevertheless, advances in our capacity to marry macro- and microscopic data may help establish a realistic statistical model that could describe connectivity at the ultrastructural level, the "synaptome," giving us cause for optimism. Source
Theofilis V.,Technical University of Madrid
Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics
This article reviews linear instability analysis of flows over or through complex two-dimensional (2D) and 3D geometries. In the three decades since it first appeared in the literature, global instability analysis, based on the solution of the multidimensional eigenvalue and/or initial value problem, is continuously broadening both in scope and in depth. To date it has dealt successfully with a wide range of applications arising in aerospace engineering, physiological flows, food processing, and nuclear-reactor safety. In recent years, nonmodal analysis has complemented the more traditional modal approach and increased knowledge of flow instability physics. Recent highlights delivered by the application of either modal or nonmodal global analysis are briefly discussed. A conscious effort is made to demystify both the tools currently utilized and the jargon employed to describe them, demonstrating the simplicity of the analysis. Hopefully this will provide new impulses for the creation of next-generation algorithms capable of coping with the main open research areas in which step-change progress can be expected by the application of the theory: instability analysis of fully inhomogeneous, 3D flows and control thereof. © 2011 by Annual Reviews. All rights reserved. Source
Administrador De Infraestructuras Ferroviarias Adif, Fundacion Cidaut, Sener Ingenieria Y Sistemas S.A. and Technical University of Madrid | Date: 2013-02-15
Technical University of Madrid | Date: 2013-07-05
Technical University of Madrid | Date: 2012-06-26
A biotechnological application of the RAV1 gene (related to ABI3 and Viviparous 1) and its homologue RAV2 in relation to their capacity to increase or reduce the development of sylleptic and/or proleptic branches in ligneous species when their expression levels or the activity of the proteins they encode are modified. It is possible to increase the biomass production of a ligneous species plantation or to reduce the number of nodes in the trunk of ligneous species of logging interest by means of modifying the expression of said genes.