About us

In January 2017 the interdisciplinary research Centre for the Mathematics of Planet Earth (CMPE) began its activities at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Reading under the direction of Professor Valerio Lucarini.

The Centre originates from the outputs of the special scientific year of “Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013“, an international initiative that saw several meetings and scientific events organised around the world. In particular, the University of Reading contributed through the organisations of the scientific programme “Mathematics for the Fluid Earth” hosted at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in October-December 2013. The INI programme had the specific aim of focusing on the interaction of mathematics and other sciences in the understanding of the phenomena that govern the fluid masses of the earth: atmosphere and oceans. Two satellite meetings held in January 2013 and February 2014 complemented the activities of the INI programme. A selection of past training and dissemination activities can be found in the Past Activities section of this website.

The CMPE activities are in close connection with the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training Mathematics of Planet Earth, which is run jointly by the Imperial College London and the University of Reading.

The CMPE also works in collaboration with: