Mathēmatica Sōlis et Terrae: an Australian Academy of Science - Elizabeth and Frederick White Research Conference

3–4 December 2020

This conference will proceed pending the release of current COVID-19 restrictions.

Should restrictions remain in place, alternative dates will be considered.

The rapid progress and expansion of computational power will soon reach the exascale, and provide the compute to solve a new class of problems. The enabling science of high-performance computing is computational mathematics: permitting solution to high dimensional problems, improve the efficiency of calculation, and robustly quantify uncertainty.

Mathēmatica Sōlis et Terrae, an Australian Academy of Science Elizabeth and Frederick White Research Conference, is a two-day research conference. It will bring together a diverse group of disciplines to share challenges and explore synergies in high performance computing simulation in the fields of the solid Earth (geophysics), land-atmosphere carbon exchange (earth systems science), and solar physics.

The conference will cover topics in numerical analysis (e.g. Galerkin methods, spline-based techniques, sparse-grids, uncertainty quantification and matching layers) and applications in geophysics, Earth system science and solar and astrophysics.

Abstract submissions for contributed talks and student posters will open soon.

This event is part of the MSI Special Year 2020 in Mathematical Physics 

Warning! Please be aware that scammers are targeting conference participates. A number of participants have received phone calls requesting credit card information for hotel bookings. Under no cricumstance give this information. Please do not hesitate to contact the organisers if you are unsure if a communication is legitimate.

 

Plenary speakers (numerical analysis)

To be confirmed

Plenary speakers (applications)

  • Professor Amitava Bhatarcharjee (Princeton University)
  • Dr Matthias Cuntz (INRAE, French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment)
  • Professor Alice-Agnes Gabriel (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

Organising committee

  • Associate Professor Matthew Hole (Co-Chair, MSI)
  • Adelle Wright (Co-Chair and Program Chair, MSI)
  • Associate Professor Linda Stals (MSI)
  • Dr Kenneth Duru (MSI)

 

Code of conduct

The Mathematical Sciences Institute (MSI) Special Year is committed to ensuring all workshops, conferences and seminars are accessible to a diverse range of participants. We aim to create a safe, respectful and supportive environment to allow free flow of information, discussions and ideas. All staff and students have the right to be treated with courtesy, fairness and professionalism. Discriminatory or harassing behaviour will not be tolerated.

The essential part of maintaining a safe and respectful work environment is to ensure that individuals report any witnessed or experienced discrimination or harassment to the organiser’s attention, or a member of staff you feel comfortable talking to. If you would like to contact the department anonymously, please email admin.research.msi@anu.edu.au.

We ask all participants to review the ANU Code of Conduct and maintain the principles of the document for the duration of the workshop.

 

Partners & sponsors

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Seminar Room 1.33 & 1.37,
Building #145, Science Road,
The Australian National University

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Visas

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Transportation

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Taxi

If you are catching a taxi or Uber to the ANU Mathematical Sciences Institute, ask to be taken to Building #145, Science Road, ANU. We are located close to the Ian Ross Building and the ANU gym. A Taxi from the airport will usually cost around $40 and will take roughly 15 minutes. Pricing and time may vary depending on traffic.

Phone Canberra Elite Taxis on 13 22 27 to book a taxi.

Buses

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Canberra Airport

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