Sponsored by SIAM Activity Group on Geosciences

View photos of attendees, sessions, and posters from GS13.


All conference sessions will be held at Centro Congressi Padova "A. Luciani", Via Forcellini, 170/a, 35128 Padova, Italy.

Updated and detailed information can be found at http://siamgs13.dmsa.unipd.it/.


Math of Planet Earth 2013

2013 is designated as the year of Math of Planet Earth. SIAM supports MPE2013.

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Organizing Committee

Organizing Committee Co-chairs
Michel Kern, INRIA and Maison de la Simulation, France
Mario Putti, Department of Mathematics, University of Padova, Italy

Organizing Committee
Sabine Attinger, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Germany
Lynn S. Bennethum, University of Colorado Denver, USA
Clint Dawson, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Luca Formaggia, MOX, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Hans G. Kaper, Mathematics and Climate Research Network, USA
Peter Knabner, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Wim Mulder, Shell GSI & TU Delft, Netherlands
Guust Nolet, Université de Nice, France
Nadia Pinardi, SiNCEM, Universita di Bologna, Italy
Adrian Sandu, Virginia Tech, USA



From points of view ranging from science to public policy, there is a growing interest in modeling and simulation of geosystems and their applications.  Some examples include petroleum exploration and recovery, underground waste disposal and cleanup of hazardous waste, earthquake prediction, weather prediction, and global climate change. Such modeling is fundamentally interdisciplinary; physical and mathematical modeling at appropriate scales, physical experiments, mathematical theory, probability and statistics, numerical approximations, and large-scale computational algorithms all have important roles to play.

This conference facilitates communication between scientists of varying backgrounds and work environments facing similar issues in different fields, and provides a forum in which advances in parts of the larger modeling picture can become known to those working in other parts. These kinds of interactions are needed for meaningful progress in understanding and predicting complex physical phenomena in the geosciences.


Funding Agency

SIAM and the Conference Organizing Committee wish to extend their thanks and appreciation to the U.S. National Science Foundation for its support of this conference.



Important Deadlines

November 19, 2012:  Minisymposium proposals
December 20, 2012:  Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers

January 7, 2013: SIAM Student Travel Award and Post-doc/Early Career Travel Award Applications

April 12, 2013  Date Extended to April 16, 2013

May 31, 2013

Information is now available.

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