Sponsored by the SIAM Activity Group on Geosciences 

The SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences will be held at the following location:Palais des Papes Themes
DescriptionFrom points of view ranging from science to public policy, there is burgeoning interest in modeling of geoscientific problems. 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 largescale 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 AgencySIAM and the conference organizing committee wish to extend their thanks and appreciation to the U. S. National Science Foundation for their support of this conference. SponsorsÉlectricité de France (EDF R&D) www.edf.fr Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (CEA) www.cea.fr Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN) www.irsn.fr Agence Nationale pour la Gestion des Déchets Radioactifs (Andra) www.andra.fr Institut Français du Pétrole (IFP) www.ifp.fr Organizing Committee Lynn Bennethum (cochair), University of Colorado, Denver 

