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

July 25, 2018 - July 26, 2018



Rutgers University

CoRE Building

96 Frelinghuysen Road

Piscataway, NJ 08854

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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.


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.

Workshop Program:

A list of speakers who have accepted invitations so far:

  • Madhur Anand, University of Guelph
  • Daniel Bienstock, Columbia University
  • Hans Engler, Georgetown University
  • Eugene Fiorini, Muhlenberg College
  • Wayne Getz, UC Berkeley
  • Lou Gross, University of Tennessee
  • Abba Gumel, Arizona State University
  • Alan Hastings, UC Davis
  • Hans Kaper, Georgetown University
  • Eva Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Simon Levin, Princeton University
  • Michael Neubert, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
  • Warren Powell, Princeton University
  • V. Ramaswamy, NOAA/GFDL
  • Grzegorz Rempala, Ohio State
  • Sadie Ryan, University of Florida
  • Abdul-Aziz Yakubu, Howard University