HMC Math Conference 2010: The Mathematics of Environmental Sustainability and Green Technology


General Information

       The Department of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College will host the tenth annual Harvey Mudd College Mathematics Conference (previously known as the Mt. Baldy Mathematics Conference) on Friday & Saturday, January 29–30, 2010.

       The theme of this year's conference is The Mathematics of Environmental Sustainability and Green Technology.

       On Friday night, a panel of researchers from the Claremont Colleges and representatives from environmental groups in Claremont will share what research and development are happening in the Claremont community and at the colleges. On Saturday, we will have four speakers from a variety of disciplines who will pose problems and challenges of interest to the mathematics community. This collection of talks from the perspective of mathematics, engineering, physics, and atmospheric science will provide an overview of the cutting edge of research in energy and sustainability. A poster session will provide an opportunity for participants, including undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and faculty to share their research with attendees.

       The conference is sponsored by the Department of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, the Claremont Center for the Mathematical Sciences (CCMS), and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The organizer is Rachel Levy.

Registration information is available at HMC Math Department website


Speakers & Events

       Panels and talks will take place at 7:00 PM on Friday, January 29, 2010, and from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Saturday, January 30, 2010, in the Galileo Halls at Harvey Mudd College.


Friday, January 29

7:00 PM
Opening Panel: Forum on Research and Organizational Efforts in Sustainability and Green Technology in the Claremont Community and at the Claremont Colleges (abstract)

Saturday, January 30

8:45 AM
9:15 AM
Welcome and introductory remarks (Galileo Hall)
9:30 AM
     Harry Atwater (California Institute of Technology)
Light–Matter Interactions for Solar Energy Conversion. (abstract)
10:30 AM
Poster session and refreshments
11:00 AM
     Ken Golden (University of Utah)
Climate Change and the Mathematics of Transport in Sea Ice. (abstract)
12:00 PM
1:30 PM
     Julie Lundquist (University of Colorado at Boulder)
Harnessing the Power of the Wind. (abstract)
2:30 PM
Poster session and refreshments
3:00 PM
     Ron Lloyd (Fat Spaniel Technologies)
Modeling Problems in the Green Economy. (abstract)
4:00 PM
Closing remarks.

Registration information is available at HMC Math Department website