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Javier García de Jalón, Engineer Laureate by the Royal Academy of Engineering
Full Professor of Applied Mathematics, taught at Tecnun for more than two decades.
The Royal Academy of Engineering of Madrid has recognized as a Laureate Engineer Professor Javier García de Jalón de la source, Full Professor of Applied Mathematics, who taught for more than two decades, from 1980 to 2002, when he joined the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Tecnun for more than two decades, from 1980 until 2002, when he joined the Polytechnic University of Madrid.
García de Jalón was accompanied last Tuesday at the event in Madrid by the Vice President of Research of the University of Navarra, Icíar Astiasarán, as well as by the director of Tecnun, Raúl Antón, the Full Professor José María Bastero and the president of Ceit, José María Rodríguez Ibabe.
The former professor of Tecnun - who has received important international awards such as the award D'Alembert and the IFToMM Award of Merit - attended the Royal Academy of Engineering to collect the recognition given to him "for carrying out a professional activity that can be considered as a reference and model to arouse the technical vocation of the new generations".
García de Jalón himself explained to director from Tecnun that his master class on "The natural coordinates", which was read on his behalf by Javier Cuadrado, contained a subliminal message that I would like to make explicit so that it is very clear. My whole life and specifically my 'natural coordinates' are a gift of God's Providence. He prepared me with the knowledge I needed, then He put me in a status of pressure so that I would do something and finally He arranged circumstances that favored the diffusion of the work. It is not normal that in a short period of time a new generation of computers appears, which we get almost for free, a world-wide congress is celebrated in Seville, an Olympiad is prepared in Barcelona, many important companies show interest in our work and I see myself surrounded by very good people. All this obeys a script whose author is my Father God", said Javier García de Jalón.
García de Jalón's speech also included an ode composed by one of the many students, both from the UPM and the University of the Basque Country, who have an indelible memory of the professor. Tecnun and from the UPM and the University of the Basque Country, who have an indelible memory of the figure of the professor.
During the ceremony of submission of diplomas to the class of 2019 that took place last Friday at the Kursaal, the University's Research Vice President , Icíar Astiasarán, stressed the idea that "the University moves forward thanks to people". In this context she recalled the figure of Sarri and also remembered García de Jalón himself. Astiasarán spoke of Sarri as one of the 'Jalón Boys', and of so many others who were trained with him and whom he supervised dozens of theses during his more than 20 years at the University. Tecnun.