15th Annual Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences

Frontiers of Mathematical Geosciences: new approaches to understand the natural worldFrontiers of Mathematical Geosciences: new approaches to understand the natural world

It is widely recognized that the degree of development of a science is given by the transition from a mainly descriptive stage to a more quantitative stage. In this transition, qualitative interpretations (conceptual models) are complemented with quantification (numerical models, both, deterministic and stochastic). This has been the main task of mathematical geoscientists during the last forty years: to establish new frontiers and new challenges in the study and understanding of the natural world.

Our planet, our living place, is a finite space which suffers of increasingly worrying stresses caused by anthropic activities. The latter has implied an increase in the complexity of the problems faced by the geoscientists. The solutions of those problems require a common effort for pushing the frontiers of quantification in geosciences further: to establish new models, to develop new paradigms, to think of new transferences of methodologies from other areas of science, and to expand the number of applications.

There is a need for increasing the understanding of how the natural world works and only the synergy between classical geosciences and mathematics can provide the methodological tools to tackle the complex problems in modern geosciences. Because of all of this, new frontiers in the knowledge of the natural word appear as key words of the conference title in order to motivate geoscientists and mathematicians in pursuing this common task.

The Geological Survey of Spain (Instituto Geológico y Minero de España – IGME) considers IAMG 2013 would be an excellent opportunity for colleagues from countries all over the world to interchange knowledge and experience. IAGM 2013 will also provide a platform for key specialists in the Geological field to share their strategic vision of the current state of Mathematical Geosciences, and the direction this field may take in the upcoming years.


2013 Year of Mathematics of Planet Earth –  MPE2013    2013 Year of Mathematics of Planet Earth –  MPE2013

The North American Mathematical Science Institutes propose that 2013 be a year of Mathematics of Planet Earth - MPE2013 – interpreted as broadly as possible (please consult www.mpe2013.org for further information). The IAMG Madrid 2013 Organizing Committee would like to participate in this special event.

Earth is a planet with dynamic processes in the mantle, oceans and atmosphere creating climate, causing natural disasters, and influencing fundamental aspects of life and life-supporting systems. In addition to these natural processes, humans have developed systems of great complexity, including economic and financial systems; the World Wide Web; frameworks for resource management, transportation, and energy production and utilization; health care delivery; and social organizations. Human activity has increased to the point where it influences the global climate, impacts the ability of the planet to feed itself and threatens the stability of these systems. Issues such as climate change, sustainability, man-made disasters, control of diseases and epidemics, management of resources, and global integration have come to the fore.

Mathematics plays a key role in these and many other processes affecting Planet Earth, both as a fundamental discipline and as an essential component of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research.

Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013 will focus mathematical research in these fields, provide a platform to showcase the essential relevance of mathematics to planetary problems, coalesce activities currently dispersed among institutions, and create a context for mathematical and interdisciplinary developments that will be necessary in order to address a myriad of issues and meet global challenges in the future.


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International Year of Statistics 2013 (IYSTAT)   International Year of Statistics 2013 (IYSTAT)

IAMG Madrid 2013 is proud to announce it is participating in the International year of Statistics 2013, a worldwide celebration of the contributions of statistical science to the advancement of our global society.


More than 700 organizations—universities, research institutes, high schools, professional societies, government agencies and businesses—in nearly 100 countries are joining to celebrate and promote the importance of statistical science to the science community, businesses, governments, the news media, policymakers, employers, students and the public.

During this yearlong celebration, IAMG Madrid 2013 and the hundreds of other participating organizations around the world will be:

- Increasing public awareness of the power and impact of statistics on all aspects of our society
- Nurturing statistics as a profession, especially among high-school and college students
- Promoting creativity and development in the sciences of probability and statistics

Be sure to visit IYSTAT in the months ahead to learn more about how Statistics helps shape your everyday life.