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MPE 2013+ Workshop on Mathematics of Planet Earth - The Future

July 24, 2018 - July 26, 2018

Location:

DIMACS Center

Rutgers University

CoRE Building

96 Frelinghuysen Road

Piscataway, NJ 08854

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Organizer(s):

Fred Roberts, DIMACS

In 2013 13 North American mathematical sciences research institutes (including the DIMACS Center based at Rutgers) launched a year on mathematics and its applications to the problems of the planet called Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE). That became a world-wide activity with involvement of universities, the private sector, professional societies, etc. We continued this at the DIMACS Center in a program called MPE2013+ that has held or scheduled 23 workshops on a variety of topics. (See http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/archive/SpecialYears/2013_MPE).

This workshop is the culmination of MPE2013+. It includes presentations by many of the leaders of earlier activities in MPE2013+ as by selected experts in topics of the Mathematics of Planet Earth. It will address and raise key questions in the six main themes of MPE2013+: Global Change, Sustainable Human Environments, Natural Disasters, Management of Natural Resources, Data-aware Energy Use, and Education for the Planet Earth of Tomorrow. There will also be a poster session with posters in any of the six theme areas. Some time will be devoted to discussion of where to take the MPE effort next after MPE2013+ ends.

 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Informal Gathering at Panico's for Those Arriving Early

 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration and Coffee

9:00 AM - 9:25 AM

Overview of MPE2013+ and Workshop

Fred Roberts, DIMACS

9:25 AM - 9:30 AM

Q&A

Session - Session I: Epidemiology - Session Chair: Fred Roberts
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM

Q&A

10:10 AM - 10:40 AM

Break

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM

SIR Models: From Micro to Macro and Back Again

Grzegorz Rempala, Ohio State University

11:10 AM - 11:20 AM

Q&A

11:20 AM - 11:50 AM
11:50 AM - 12:00 PM

Q&A

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Lunch and Poster Set Up

Session - Session II: Energy - Session Chair: Hans Engler
12:50 PM - 1:20 PM
1:20 PM - 1:30 PM

Q&A

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 2:10 PM

Q&A

Session - Session III: Education for the Planet Earth of Tomorrow - Session Chair: Lou Gross
2:10 PM - 2:40 PM

Student Projects on Mathematics of Planet Earth

Hans Engler, Georgetown University

2:40 PM - 2:50 PM

Q&A

2:50 PM - 3:20 PM
3:20 PM - 3:30 PM

Q&A

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Break

Session - Session IV: Ecology/Management of Natural Resources - Session Chair: Wayne Getz
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
4:30 PM - 4:40 PM

Q&A

Session - Session V: Disasters/Emergencies - Session Chair: Sadie Ryan
4:40 PM - 5:10 PM
5:10 PM - 5:20 PM

Q&A

Session - Poster Session with Wine and Cheese
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Dinner at DIMACS

Session - Panel Discussion: Future of MPE
7:15 PM - 8:00 PM

Panel Discussion: Future of MPE

Keith Criddle, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Hans Engler, Georgetown University

Wayne Getz, University of California - Berkeley

Lou Gross, University of Tennessee

Hans Kaper, Georgetown University

Richard Rebarber, University of Nebraska

Fred Roberts, DIMACS

 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration and Coffee

Session - Session VI: The Human-Environment Interface - Session Chair: Hans Kaper
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
9:30 AM - 9:40 AM

Q&A

9:40 AM - 10:10 AM
10:10 AM - 10:20 AM

Q&A

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM

Break

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM

Coupling Environmental and Socio-economic Systems

Simon Levin, Princeton University

11:20 AM - 11:30 AM

Q&A

Session - Session VII: Food Safety and Security - Session Chair: Greg Rempala
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Food Systems and Food Security

Hans Kaper, Georgetown University

12:00 PM - 12:10 PM

Q&A

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch

Session - Session VIII: Climate Change - Session Chair: Abdul-Aziz Yakubu
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 1:40 PM

Q&A

1:40 PM - 2:10 PM
2:10 PM - 2:40 PM
2:40 PM - 2:50 PM

Q&A

2:50 PM - 3:00 PM

Closing Remarks

 

Call For Participation:

This workshop is by invitation. If you would like to participate, please go to Application to attend to fill out an application for participation. Some funds are available to support participants, with emphasis on graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty. Please go to http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/archive/Workshops/Future/applicant.html to fill out an application for financial support. If you would like to submit a poster, please go here to enter your poster submission. Applications for participation, posters, and financial support will be considered on a rolling basis until we are full.