Gonçalo Morais

Área Científica de Matemática

Instituto Superior de Engenharia da Lisboa

Rua Conselheiro Emídio Navarro, 1

1959-007 Lisboa

phone: (+351) 218 317 000

fax: (+351) 218 317 001

email: gmorais@adm.isel.pt

Office: Building C , Room 2.14

[FSF Associate Member]
Gonçalo Morais with Professor Strang

General Information

My research interests are related with Dynamical Systems and Computational Mathematics. I am a member of Centro de Matemática e Aplicações, at FCT/UNL, where I finished my PhD studies (Dynamics of Coupled Oscillators). The following are some of my works.

  1. Dinâmica de Osciladores Acoplados, Thesis advisor: Rogério Martins, (2014)
  2. Dimensão pontual e decomposições ergódicas, Thesis advisor: Luís Barreira, (2005)
  3. Introdução à Álgebra Linear e Geometria Analítica, Spring 2004. Not reviewed or updated ever since.
  4. Linear Algebra: Geometrical, Numerical and Analytical Aspects, in progress.
  5. Computing Euler's Constant: A historical Overview of Algorithms and Results, in progress.

Computational Lab

One of my top research interests is to translate into computational algorithms the most powerful mathematical ideas. The following is a list of GNU software that I have created.

  1. A package to draw conics in METAPOST: conics.tar.gz
  2. Some C utilities for analytic geometry: lautils.tar.gz
  3. Runge-Kutta algorithm in C, for pedagogical purposes: rungekutta.c
  4. I have just started to write NUMDE, a general purpose library written in C/C++, to solve problems related with Differential Equations.

NUMDE :: Latest Images


  1. Generalized synchronization in a system of several non-autonomous oscillators coupled by a medium, with Rogério Martins, to appear in Kybernetika.

The history of any country, presented as the history of a family, conceals fierce conflicts of interest (sometimes exploding, sometimes repressed) between conquerors and conquered, master and slaves, capitalists and workers, dominators and dominated in race and sex. And in such a world of conflit, a world of victims and executioners, it is the job of thinking people, as Albert Camus suggested, not to be in the side of executioners.
Horard Zinn
A People's History of the United States.