As well as the co-Directors, Professors Andreas Kyprianou and Paul Milewski, and Manager Dr Susie Douglas, Dr Kirill Cherednichenko, Dr Karim Anaya-Izqueirdo and Dr Gavin Shaddick were representing SAMBa and the Department of Mathematical Sciences.
Staff and students attended a series of mathematical seminars and talks at both institutions about SAMBa and the Department during the week.
There were also a lot of discussions with academics, administrative staff and students about future joint activities, which has led to a lot of exciting things to look forward to, including another trip to Mexico in November where SAMBa students will help support a workshop being delivered by Gavin Shaddick and Jim Zidek from the University of British Columbia on Big Data in the Environment. This will be followed by a conference for PhD students from Bath, CIMAT and UNAM.
There are plans for a number of student exchanges as well as the growth of research activity between the institutions.
A return delegation from CIMAT plans to visit Bath later in the year and a number of individuals from both UNAM and CIMAT will be visiting the University as part of a visitor programme through the new Bath Institute for Mathematical Innovation.
There was also time to explore some of the fascinating culture of Mexico and try the excellent cuisine – including chapulines (fried grasshoppers) and gusano (worm) salt on oranges – and we are looking forward to developing stronger and stronger links with Mexico as SAMBa matures.