Congressman Jerry McNerney Speaking at SIAM Sponsored Minisymposium

November 27, 2007

If you are concerned about the State of the Planet and are attending the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego, January 6th-9th, 2008, there will be an unprecedented 4-day program on mathematical challenges in climate change sponsored by SIAM. The program includes a four part sequence of minisymposia during which California Congressman Jerry McNerney will give a 15 minute talk. This will take place at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, January 8 during the session titled From Global Predictions to Local Action, IV. Dr. McNerney has a PhD in mathematics and a career in alternative energy engineering.

See State of the Planet for more information, including a detailed schedule of events. The sessions are organized by Inez Fung, Co-Director, Berkeley Institute of the Environment; Chris Jones, Guthridge Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, U.N.C. Chapel Hill; and Mary Lou Zeeman, R. Wells Johnson Professor of Mathematics, Bowdoin College

Also, there is funding for graduate students and recent PhDs to attend. But act fast: the deadline is Tuesday Dec. 4th. Application instructions can be found here. Welcome are applications from mathematics, statistics, computer science, climate modeling, economics, policy, and related areas.

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