Enter the international MPE competition! Extended deadline: July 16, 2017

Enter the international MPE competition! Extended deadline: July 16, 2017
18 Jun. 2017

Submit your exhibition modules to participate in the new competition for Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE).

We are looking for exhibition modules, which raise the awareness of the mathematics involved in the planet’s ecosystem or in the way civilization is organized. Modules submitted to this competition can be of one of the following formats:

  • Program. An interactive software exhibit to be used either on the web or in a museum.
  • Hands-on. A module explaining how to realize a physical module in a museum.
  • Film. A short video that can be shown in an exhibition.
  • Image gallery. A collection of images accompanied of their mathematical description.

The best modules will be awarded a prize and will be featured in the already successful MPE exhibition.

1st prize:   5,000 USD
2nd prize:  2,000 USD
3rd prize:   1,000 USD
Special prize for African topic:   2,000 USD

Find examples for exhibition modules, technical advise, and all details regarding the competition here:
www. imaginary.org/mpe-competition 
We are excited to see your submission and find out about your idea.

The jury will be:

  • Mireille Chaleyat-Maurel, Emeritus Professor University Paris Descartes, Paris, France
  • Eduardo Colli, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Mama Foupouagnigni, Professor of Mathematics, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon Center President, AIMS Cameroon
  • Ansie Harding, Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Hans G. Kaper, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, and Founding Chair, SIAM Activity Group on Mathematics of Planet Earth, USA
  • Sreekar Vadlamani, TIFR Centre for Applicable Mathematics, Bangalore, India

The winners of the first MPE competition were:

The Sphere of the Earth by Daniel Ramos
This interactive exhibit explores the science of cartography and the geometry of the sphere.

Dune Ash by Prof. Dr. D. Kröner and his team at University of Freiburg
This is an interactive simulation of a volcano eruption in Europe.

The Future of Glaciers by Guillaume Jouvet, Chantal Landry, and Antonia Mey
In this exhibit, the background of glacier modelling is explained.

They were exhibited in numerous exhibitions, here is a selection of the biggest ones:

Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) is an initiative of mathematical science organizations from around the world designed to showcase the ways in which the mathematical sciences can be useful in tackling our world’s problems. It started with a competition in 2012. This second competition is organized and supported by IMAGINARY, UNESCO, the International Mathematical Union (IMU), and the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI).

Join the competition now!

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