Anuncio UNAL Colombia Dr. Enrique Jélvez, researcher at the Delphos Laboratory and the Advanced Mining Technology Center (AMTC), was invited to make a short stay of collaboration at the Faculty of Mines - Medellin Headquarters, of the National University of Colombia (UNAL in Spanish), for two weeks, between November 18th and 29th, 2019. The invitation was made by Dr. Giovanni Franco, professor in the Department of Materials and Minerals.

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For one week, between November 11 and 15, 2019, Delphos Laboratory organized a new version of the annual Workshop on Mine Planning. The workshop participants were academics, researchers, and students (primarily postgraduate) from the universities of Antofagasta, Concepción and Talca, in Chile. Newcastle University (England), Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (Peru), Universidad Federal de Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) and Universidad Federal de Ouro Preto (Brazil) participated from abroad.


In October of this year, Fabián Manríquez, a doctoral candidate at the Delphos Mine Planning Laboratory, presented his work in the space that the Institute of Mining Engineers of Chile (IIMCh in Spanish) dedicates weekly to open seminars to the public at its headquarters. Under the title "Short-term planning in open pit mines optimizing multiple objectives", Fabián Manríquez presented the topic developing in his doctoral thesis for an hour.

Between the 17th and 19th of October 2019, the Seminar of Mining Valparaiso (SEMINVAL 2019), a regional activity organized by the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso, was held, which seeks to promote, coordinate, and develop a plan to integrate and exchange experiences with the actors of different mining entities in the country, to generate comprehensive and quality training between exhibitors and mine engineering students.  

During this year, the Delphos Mine Planning Laboratory carried out several outreach activities in schools in the Valparaíso region, within the framework of the "Mathematics and Mining" diffusion project of the Advanced Mining Technology Center (AMTC), of the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, University of Chile. This project made it possible to prepare teaching materials and an interactive class aimed to students of 11th and 12th grade, with specialization in the scientific area.