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IMA Special Workshop
Mathematics and the Materials Genome Initiative
September 12-15, 2012

Note: the workshop will start in the evening of Wednesday, September 12 with a reception and is scheduled to conclude by 1:30pm on Saturday, September 15.

Carme CaldererUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Robert LiptonLouisiana State University
Dionisios MargetisUniversity of Maryland
Felix OttoMax-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften
Group Photo

The purpose of this workshop is to mobilize the mathematical sciences community to respond to the opportunities created under the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI). The planned workshop will gather researchers in mathematical sciences and those in materials sciences from academic institutions, industry and national laboratories, as well as representatives from US government agencies and professional societies. The goal is to foster the involvement of the community in the MGI. The desired outcome is interdisciplinary research activities that address the new upcoming challenges in materials research, and the development of new mathematical tools to meet these challenges. The workshop program, which includes scientific presentations, panel discussions, and informal discussions, has been designed to identify research opportunities and to provide networking opportunities for researchers. An educational component of the workshop will foster dialog and explore modes of collaboration with community colleges in developing curricula to prepare future workforce to meet the employment opportunities brought about by the MGI. 

Scientific Advisory Committee

Kaushik Bhattacharya Caltech
Richard James University of Minnesota
Jorge Vinals University of Minnesota

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