The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) has provided a grant of $467,549 to support the extension of the Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE2013) program into the future. Continue reading
The fascinating history of the attempts of calculating the age of the Earth from the gradient of temperature inside the crust and mantle goes back to the 19th century, in parallel with the development of geology, the theory of evolution, and the discovery of radioactivity. Continue reading
MPE2013 invites you to enter a competition to design virtual or physical museum-quality modules for an exhibition on themes related to Mathematics of Planet Earth.. The deadline for submissions is December 20, 2012.
The inauguration of the exhibition will take place at the headquarters of UNESCO in Paris on March 5-8 2013. Continue reading
The motion of the inner planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars) is chaotic. This means that the motion of these planets could become unstable, and the orbit of one planet could cross that of another. Fortunately, this will not occur for billions of years. Continue reading
On this, my first, contribution to the MPE2013 blog I am particularly lucky to be able to announce to you that MPE2013 received the patronage of UNESCO. This includes, in particular, the international launch of the Mathematics of Planet Earth Open-Source Exhibition scheduled to take place in February, 2013. Continue reading