Math of Planet Earth

Institute: AIM     August 2011

Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013

planet earthAn initiative to devote the year 2013 to mathematics of the planet earth was begun by the thirteen North American mathematics institutes and now also includes mathematical societies and other scientific organizations from around the world.

The goal of event is to highlight the role mathematics will play in understanding the complex processes of the earth and the fundamental aspects of life and life supporting systems. Over thirty representatives from these organizations met at the American Institute of Mathematics in March, 2011 to plan a range of activities for 2013. These activities include long programs at the institutes, workshops, summer schools, and public events such as museum exhibits and lectures. The year will be devoted to a wide variety of interdisciplinary research, including questions about ecology, epidemiology, meteorology, and management and sustainability of natural resources.

Further information is available on the MPE 2013 website.