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