[unav_all] Workshop on Mathematics in the Geosciences

seth at earth.northwestern.edu seth at earth.northwestern.edu
Fri Sep 9 21:13:38 MDT 2011


Workshop on Mathematics in the Geosciences
Northwestern University
October 3-6, 2011

Over the past two decades the earth sciences have acquired a wealth of new
and high quality data from new and greatly improved observing systems.
Because this volume of data poses a major challenge for traditional
analysis methods, only a fraction of their potential has yet been
exploited. Similarly, results of many advanced numerical simulations of
earth processes are only partially analyzed. Hence neither the data nor
the modeling are being used to their full potential, leaving crucial
questions unresolved. This situation arises in a wide range of areas
including earthquake and volcano dynamics, earth structure and
geodynamics, climate and weather, and planetary science.

Addressing this situation calls for the application of mathematical
methods not currently used, which requires a deeper and long-term dialogue
and interaction between the mathematical and geoscience communities. To
this end, we are holding a workshop funded by the NSF programs in
mathematics and earth sciences. The workshop features a series of
tutorials oriented for students and lectures on a range of topics in which
collaborative efforts are likely to yield significant advances.

For information, see

http://www.earth.northwestern.edu/people/seth/Mathgeo/

organizing committee

Seth Stein, Northwestern University, Chair (earth sciences)
David A. Yuen, University of Minnesota (earth sciences)
Ridgway Scott, University of Chicago (mathematics)
Maarten V. De Hoop, Purdue University (mathematics and earth sciences)
Peter Constantin, University of Chicago (mathematics)
Raymond Pierrehumbert, University of Chicago (earth sciences)
John Schotland, University of Michigan (mathematics and physics )
Mary Silber, Northwestern (applied math)
Jared Wunsch, Northwestern (mathematics)
Michael Stein, University of Chicago (mathematics)


Seth Stein
William Deering Professor
Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL 60208
847-491-5265 847-491-8060 (fax)
http://www.earth.northwestern.edu/people/seth


Seth Stein
William Deering Professor
Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL 60208
847-491-5265 847-491-8060 (fax)
http://www.earth.northwestern.edu/people/seth


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