15th Annual Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences


Transport ticket

The conference bag includes a transport ticket.
You will be able to use this ticket for 5 days in all Madrid public transport (bus, metro and train) within the city.

Day meals

The coffee break will be at 11.15 h and the lunch will be at 13.30 h.
Lunch tickets will be given in the conference bag.

Gala dinner

The gala dinner will take place in the Madrid Casino from 20.00 h.
Formal dress code is required (suit jacket and tie).
Two options will be offered for the main course: fish and vegetarian.
Please inform the registration desk in case you cannot attend the dinner.


(subject to last minute schedule changes)


Monday, September 2th

20.00 h

Jardines Cecilio Rodríguez (El Retiro Park)
Address: Paseo de Uruguay. Madrid
Metro Station: Sainz de Baranda (L6)


Tuesday, September 3th

11.00 - 13.00 h

Check with the registration desk for the meeting point

20.00 h

Discoteca Ramdall
Address: Ferraz, 38. Madrid
Metro Station: Ventura Rodríguez (L3)


Wednesday, September 4th

11.00 - 13.00 h

Address: Ríos Rosas, 23. Madrid
Metro Station: Ríos Rosas (L1)

20.00 h

Address: Alcalá, 15. Madrid
Metro Station: Puerta del Sol (L1, L2, L3) or Sevilla (L2)


Thursday, September 5th

21.00 h

It is possible that the city that never sleeps has calmed down a little in recent years. Yet, even if the bars close a bit earlier these days, you can still count on finding a party atmosphere at all times of the day and in all situations. Things start hotting up around 22.30 in the city centre, but we will begin a bit earlier.


Tablao flamenco (Typically a tablao is a venue with a stage where the show is performed, and there is usually an option to dine before the show).


 La movida madrileña (from the famous spirit and countercultural movement of the Spanish 80s to nowadays)

Food and drinks costs are not included. Book one of these tours in the registration desk. Limited places available.


Friday, September 6th

08.30 h

Limited places available.



The IAMG 2013 programme includes one excursion/field trip (Friday September 06). Excursion is limited, early registration is highly recommended. Excursion pricing: € 40 (1 day).

A one-day itinerary across the main landscape features and reliefs around the city of Madrid. Learn about their origin and their relation with the geological evolution of the Iberian Peninsula and the rest of Europe. Visit some of the most emblematic geological heritage sites and natural protected areas in central Spain. Get to know traditional architecture and classical historical monuments in the region, and enjoy the local cuisine and traditions. All in one within this fieldtrip!!

The Spanish Central System records some of the main geodynamic and sedimentary events in the evolution of the European Variscan orogen, with exposures of different crustal structural levels and a wide range of lithologies, including very low to very high metamorphic grades, and different types of epizonal granites. Cretaceous rocks record the end of orogen leveling and peneplanation, with a global sea-level rise and tropical seas. Miocene uplift of the Central System developed as a result of collision between the Iberian and African plates, and is well recorded in the adjacent Madrid Basin with a complete series of alluvial, fluvial, palustrine and lacustrine deposits.





Madrid is the only city in the world which is surrounded by six sites considered World Heritage by UNESCO within a 100 km radius, less than an hour drive: Toledo, Ávila, Segovia, Alcalá de Henares, El Escorial and Aranjuez. Given our geographical location, this historical and artistic ensemble, a combination of live culture and history, includes perfectly preserved architecture, monuments and art from Roman times to our days. You can find all this information and much more at www.esmadrid.com.

Panoramic sightseeing tour of Madrid

Specialists say there are many different Madrid’s: the Medieval, the Renaissance, the Baroque, the Classical, the Romantic and the Modern. Sights recommended include the historic Plaza Mayor, Plaza España, the famous Cibeles fountain, Neptune’s fountain, the impressive Castellano Avenue, Christopher Columbus square, as well as the main shopping areas and the famous parks and gardens such as the beautiful Retiro Park from the outside.



The Prado Museum

The Prado Museum is renowned as being the largest art gallery in the world. It also exhibits sculptures, drawings, coins and other works of arts, but it is undoubtedly its large collection of paintings which has given it fame worldwide.

It houses more than 8,600 paintings, of which they exhibit less than 2,000 because of lack of space available. Many museums throughout the world have less artistic riches in their halls than the Prado Museum has in storage.

To come to the El Prado and its annex is to travel through time, space and thought. You will be able to appreciate how humankind’s developments, and learning influenced the time periods through the arts, clear examples of this would be The Descent from the Cross by Van der Weyden, The Forge of Vulcan by Velazquez, Las Mayas and the 2nd of May of 1808 both by Goya. Just these paintings make the museum a must see.



Museo del Prado


The Thyssen Museum

The works of art at the “Villahermosa” Palace have been collected by the Thyssen Bornemisza Family over two generations. The largest and most important part of the Thyssen Bornemisza collection was acquired by Spain in July 1993. The Villahermosa Palace was built between the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century and is a fine example of Madrid’s neo-classic architecture.

The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum houses one of the most important private collections of ancient and modern paintings in the world. It comprises over 800 pictures of the best masters from the 13th century to the present day. Old masters as Rafael, Titian, Rembrandt, El Greco. Modern Masters as Cezanne, Van Gogh, Picasso, Dali. The museum proposes you an unique and passionate walk through eight centuries of History of Art from the 13th century to the 20th century.


Museo Thyssen Bornemisza


The Thyssen Museum

El Escorial

This charming town situated 50km North West of Madrid is the home of the Escorial Palace, which was built at the instigation of Philip II in the 16th Century. The palace houses many valuable works of art, libraries containing some of the oldest books in existence, a beautiful Basilica as well as the Pantheon of the Spanish Kings. The town surrounding the Palace is charming and full of cafés and shops selling quality goods. It is a popular tourist attraction but has not been spoilt by this.



El Escorial


Located 70 kilometres (44 miles) south of Madrid, the “Imperial Toledo” emerges from the sky of Castilla. Once the model of religious tolerance in Europe and only a few short years later the home of the horrors of the Spanish Inquisition. Incidentally it is still the premier diocese in Spain.

The whole town is a national monument: As you walk through the mass of tiny streets, surrounded by Gothic and Renaissance buildings you can ‘feel’ the history. It has churches, synagogues and palaces. Indeed it is an immense living museum housing some of Spain’s best artistic treasures.

Additionally the city boasts a wealth of artisan products like the famous “Damasquinado”, gold and silver in iron. You can visit the Cathedral, a Synagogue and the chapel of St. Tome which houses the “The burial of Count Orgaz”, masterpiece painted by El Greco.





The town of Aranjuez is teaming with many delights of which the main attraction has to be the Palace, which was built as a summer residence for King Fernando VI in 1727 by the Italian architect Sabatini. It is one of Spain´s equivalents to the Palace of Versailles. The beautiful gardens surrounding the Palace are home to numerous statues and fountains and are well worth the visit.

Near to the Palace are the “Gardens of the Prince”. These gardens present visitors with a wonderful, quiet place to wander and within them lies the Casa de Labrador. This house was built with the luxury of King Carlos IV in mind, who was the “Principe de Asturias”, the heir apparent, at that time. It now houses a large collection of watches and valuable fine china, along with valuable furniture and some of the finest chandeliers in Europe. The Casa de Labrador is itself a beautiful building, with marble floors and some fine examples of ceramic walls.

In the “Casa de Marinos”, or Royal Yacht House, a range of different Royal boats can be admired. These boats were used by different Monarchs to sail the Tagus River which runs through the village. The Venetian “Gondola”, which was a gift from the Italian people to King Philip V, makes the visit all the more worthwhile.





Segovia is a meeting point of different cultures and walking around the city you will see strong influences from Roman, Arabic, Jewish and Christian time periods, all of which combine to make a stunning city for any visitor. Today the city vibrates with the same power and drive as it has done throughout the millennia.

The town is worth visiting just to see the amazing Roman aqueduct. This awe-inspiring structure runs right through the centre of the town, with buildings placed just a few yards from it and main thoroughfares passing through it´s arches.

The Alcazar, although designed as a fortress in the XIIth Century, looks as if it would be more at home in Walt Disney World, with it´s series of towers, turrets and Castilian peaks looking down from the mountainside over the town and the surrounding countryside.

The Cathedral was the last great Gothic Cathedral to be built in Spain. Started in the 16th Century and not completed until the end of the 15th Century, it is one of many focal points in the city that will grasp your attention throughout your time there.





La Granja

La Granja is hailed as one of Madrid´s equivalents to Versailles and this Royal Palace has a definite regal air to it which you can feel as you approach the building. Inside, the Palace houses, amongst other things, a large tapestry collection and gives any visitor a fascinating insight into the buildings past and that of the Royals who used to live there, but the real treasure lies in it´s widespread park. There are a series of beautiful and impressive monumental gardens with fountains and statues, bushes in all shapes and colours, and rows of Chestnut Trees, making it an oasis in the surrounding countryside.


La Granja

Santiago Bernabeu Stadium

The perfect venue for football fans and for those who are not fans but would like to visit a stadium that exudes atmosphere even when empty. It is possible to visit the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, home of Real Madrid, and the Real Madrid Museum, to see the many trophies that the team have won throughout their history.

There is an incredible inside panoramic view of the Stadium from one of the highest points. It is possible to walk inside the visitors changing rooms (they even have a Jacuzzi inside), viewing of the pitch (although it is not possible to actually go on the pitch itself) and the Presidential Box.



Santiago Bernabeu Stadium