Welcome to XIV International Summer School on Geometry, Mechanics and Control organised by the Geometry,  Mechanics and Control (GMC) Network.
The fourteenth edition of the International Summer School on Geometry, Mechanics and Control will be held in Burgos, Spain, in July 6-10, 2020 (arrival, sunday 5 in the afternoon; departure, friday 10 in the afternoon).
The school is oriented to young researchers, Ph.D. and postdoctoral students in Mathematics, Physics and Engineering, in particular those interested in focusing their research on Lie systems, spectral geometry, quantum groups and non-commutative geometry and geometric control. It is intended to present an up-to-date view of some fundamental issues in these topics and bring to the participants attention some open problems, in particular problems related to applications.
Undegraduate students and master students are also welcome!!!
Venue: Aula C15, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Campus de San Amaro, Universidad de Burgos.


Important dates:

  • Accommodation no later than April 30, 2020.
  • Application for scholarship no later than April 30, 2020.
  • Abstract submission for short talks/posters no later than  May 15, 2020.
  • Registration no later than  June 1, 2020.


"Optimal control and the Maximum Principle", by Ravi Banavar (Indian Institute of Technology en Bombay, India)

“Topics on spectral geometry”, by Alberto Enciso and Álvaro Romaniega (ICMAT-CSIC)
“Lie systems with applications”, by Javier de Lucas (University of Warsaw)
“Hopf algebras, quantum groups and non-commutative geometry”, by Anna Pachol (Queen Mary University of London)



The standard registration fee for participants is 160 Euros.

The fee for PhD students, postdocs and retired scientists is 80 Euros.
In order to register, please fill in the following registration form.
Payment details will be published here soon.


Financial Support:

A limited number of scholarships for PhD students, advanced undergraduate students, and post-docs, will be provided by the Organisation in order to partially cover the travel and/or lodging expenses.

If you want to apply for a scholarship, please send your CV including names for recommendation letters (and a transcript in case you are an undegraduate student) to, no later than April 30, 2020.

Lodging reservation:

A limited number of single rooms will be available at the Colegio Mayor San Jerónimo (, located in the historical center of Burgos.

Prize of the single room: 141,9 eur (5 nights, breakfast and VAT included).

Applications for reservations have to be sent to by April 30, and will be considered in a first come basis.


Organizing Committee

  • Angel Ballesteros  (Universidad de Burgos, Spain)
  • Alfonso Blasco (Universidad de Burgos)
  • Leonardo Colombo (ICMAT, Madrid, Spain)
  • Iván Gutiérrez-Sagredo (Universidad de Burgos, Spain)
  • Edith Padrón (Universidad de La Laguna, Spain)

Scientific Committee

  • Anthony Bloch (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Jair Koiller (Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil)
  • Manuel de León (Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas (CSIC-UAM-UC3M-UCM), Spain)
  • Juan Carlos Marrero (Universidad de La Laguna, Spain)
  • Eduardo Martínez (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)
  • Miguel Muñoz Lecanda (Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, Spain)

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