Mathematics of Planet Earth
Speaker: Christiane Rousseauhttp://www.bcamath.org/en/workshops/m4temozioa-ii-christiane-rousseau
19:00, Sala Bastida, AlhódigaBilbao, Plaza Arriquibar 4. Bilbao, Spain
Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM)
Earth is a complex planet inside the solar system, with dynamic movements in the mantle, an atmosphere, and oceans. It supports life and is organized by humans. More recently the future of life is threatened by climate change and overexploitation of resources. Mathematics provides tools to discover the history of the Earth, explore its interior, study its climate, and understand its ecosystems. The lecture will highlight with examples the role of mathematics in discovering, understanding our planet, and the challenges to help protecting it.