DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

APPLIED AND COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS SEMINAR

**Speaker:** Hans G. Kaper

Co-director, Mathematics and Climate
Research Network

Adjunct Professor,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
Georgetown University

Sr. Mathematician Emeritus,
Mathematics and Computer Science Division,
Argonne National Laboratory

**Title: ***
Mathematics and Climate: A New Partnership
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**Abstract:**
Climate is an emerging area of research in the mathematical sciences, part of a broader portfolio that addresses issues of complexity and sustainability. So far, the climate system has received relatively little attention in the mathematical sciences community, despite the fact that the stakes are high, decision makers have more questions than we can answer, and mathematical models and statistical arguments play a central role in assessment exercises. In this talk I will identify some problems of current interest in climate science and indicate how we as mathematicians can find inspiration for new applications.

**Time:** Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

**Place:** Science and Tech I, Room 242

Department of Mathematical Sciences

George Mason University

4400 University Drive, MS 3F2

Fairfax, VA 22030-4444

http://math.gmu.edu/

Tel. 703-993-1460, Fax. 703-993-1491