Mathematics for the Fluid Earth
Month: October 2013
Date: October 21--December 20
Name: Mathematics for the Fluid Earth
Location: Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
The fluid Earth is an excellent example of a forced, dissipative non-equilibrium system dominated by nonlinear processes and featuring multi-scale interactions, so that its understanding can be approached using the tools of dynamical systems theory and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics. The purpose of this programme is to bring together scientists from very different perspectives in models of the dynamics of the fluid components of the Earth system.
This programme aims to prove that there is a close connection between "core" questions and problems of pure and applied mathematics and "core" questions of geophysical fluid dynamics relevant for the investigation of the climate system and of its component.'
The programme features three main macro-themes of interest: a) Dynamical Systems and Statistical Mechanics; b) Extreme Events; c) Partial Differential Equations. Each theme has a huge potential for future breakthroughs at the boundary between mathematics and natural science.