About Maths of Planet Earth

2013 is the International year of Mathematics of Planet Earth. The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute is teaming up with societies and organisations in Australia to spread the word about the role of maths and stats in understanding the challenges of our world in a fun and accessible way.

Our planet is the setting for dynamic processes of all sorts, including the geophysical processes in the mantle, the continents, and the oceans, the atmospheric processes that determine our weather and climates, the biological processes involving living species and their interactions, and the human processes of finance, agriculture, water, transportation, and energy.

Whether findings are directly from the mathematical sciences or branches of chemistry, physics or biology; chances are some form of mathematics is used.

There are four international themes for the year

+ A PLANET TO DISCOVER
oceans; meteorology and climate, mantle processes, natural resources, solar systems
+ A PLANET SUPPORTING LIFE
ecology, biodiversity, evolution
+ A PLANET ORGANIZED BY HUMANS
political, economic, social and financial systems, organization of transport and communications networks, management of resources, energy
+ A PLANET AT RISK
climate change, sustainable development, epidemics; invasive species, natural disasters

Let’s get Australians as excited and proud of their mathematicians and scientists as they are about their sports.

 

 


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