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Workshop on Mathematics in the Geosciences (10/3 - 10/6)

Date: 09/26/2011

Forwarded announcement from Seth Stein, Northwestern University:

Workshop on Mathematics in the Geosciences (10/3 - 10/6)

Workshop schedule can be found here:

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 to study the feasibility of establishing a semi-virtual institute in Chicago to facilitate a fruitful interaction between a broad and geographically distributed group of mathematicians and geoscientists. Its goal is for earth scientists and mathematicians to identify and explore jointly crucial unsolved problems amenable to mathematical approaches not currently used. This seems feasible if both groups develop a long-term relationship giving each reasonable sophistication with the other's language, problems, and techniques. To set the stage, the meeting will illustrate some areas in which collaborative efforts are likely to yield significant advances.

This Webinar is held daily, from: Oct 3, 2011 to Oct 6, 2011 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM CDT

Register Now at: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/757470830

Once registered you will receive an email confirming your registration with information you need to join the Webinar.

*System Requirements*

PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer