2013 Winter School: Wrap Up

2013 was the International Year of the Mathematics of Planet Earth, and the 8th annual AMSI Winter School took this as its theme. The Winter School is aimed at post-graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the mathematical sciences and cognate disciplines. The Winter School aims to enable participants to broaden and deepen their mathematical knowledge, and to build collaborative networks with other PhD students and early career researchers.

A series of mini-courses were offered over the two-week long School. The courses in the first week were more introductory in nature, allowing the courses in the second week to lead into current research problems. The courses covered a range of topics in the broad area of the mathematics of planet earth, and were offered by eminent national and international researchers.

COURSES

Program – Introductory Courses 

Numerical Methods on GPUs
By Vivien Challis, The University of Queensland

Large-scale Inversion for Geophysical Exploration
By Lutz Gross, Queensland University of Technology 

Dynamical Systems and Singular perturbations
Peter Van Jeijster, Quenssland University of Technology

Program – Advanced Courses

Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases
By Geoff Mercer, Australian National University 

Regularization of Inverse Problems in Geomathematics
By Volker Michel, Universität Siegen

Dynamics of Earthquake Rupture
By Louise Olsen-Kettle, The University of Queensland 

Optimisation for Nature Conservation
By Hugh Possingham, The University of Queensland

For more information please visit The University of Queensland website here