April 23, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY: Public Lectures on the Mathematics of Planet Earth, June 24-25

TORONTO, June 14, 2012 - Mathematics of Planet Earth is a worldwide initiative aimed at increasing awareness of the role mathematics plays in everything we experience on our planet.

In conjunction with this initiative and the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Annual Meeting, three public talks will be given by internationally-acclaimed mathematical scientists on topics related to the Earth’s natural dynamic processes and human-developed systems. The talks are aimed at a general audience and all are invited to attend.

What: Public Lectures on the Mathematics of Planet Earth

When: Sunday, June 24 at 2:30 p.m. L. Mahadevan (Havard) will speak on Motility: molecules, mechanics, mathematics and machines and at 4:00 p.m. David Earn (McMaster) will speak on Puzzles in the Patterns of Plagues

Monday, June 25 at 6:00 p.m., Ron Dembo (Zerofootprint) will speak on Using Mathematics to Combat Climate Change.

Where: Macleod Auditorium, 1 King’s College Circle, University of Toronto

For further information, including talk abstracts, please visit:

The Fields Institute, located in Toronto, is recognized as one of the world's leading independent mathematical research institutions. With a wide array of pure, applied, industrial, financial and educational programs, the Fields Institute attracts over 1,000 visitors annually from every corner of the globe, to collaborate on leading-edge research programs in the mathematical sciences. The Fields Institute is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, seven principal sponsoring universities, sixteen affiliate universities and several corporate sponsors.


The Fields Institute
222 College Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5T 3J1 Canada

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Andrea Yeomans, Communications Officer:
Telephone: (416) 348-9710 x3024