MPE2013 Simons Public Lecture

Name:MPE2013 Simons Public Lecture
Calendar:1-day meetings & lectures
When:Tue, January 29, 2013, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Description:

MoPE logo Patron of the year Professor Ian Chubb, the Australian Chief Scientist, will officially launch the Australian participation in the International Year of Mathematics of Planet Earth.

MPE2013 Simons Public Lecture: The Challenge of Sustainability

Date & Time: 5:45–7:15pm; 29 January 2013
Venue: Sidney Myer Asia Centre, University of Melbourne
Speaker: Professor Simon Levin, (Princeton University)

Professor Simon Levin visits Australia to deliver the first in the international series of MPE2013 Simons Public Lectures.

Biography

Professor Levin received his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Maryland. At Cornell University 1965–1992 , he was Chair of the Section of Ecology and Systematics, and then Director of the Ecosystems Research Center, the Center for Environmental Research and the Program on Theoretical and Computational Biology, as well as Charles A. Alexander Professor of Biological Sciences (1985–1992). Since 1992, he has been at Princeton University, where he is currently George M. Moffett Professor of Biology and Director of the Center for BioComplexity. He retains an Adjunct Professorship at Cornell.

His research interests are in understanding how macroscopic patterns and processes are maintained at the level of ecosystems and the biosphere, in terms of ecological and evolutionary mechanisms that operate primarily at the level of organisms; in infectious diseases; and in the interface between basic and applied ecology.


The MPE2013 Simons Public Lecture Series is funded by: SIMONS FOUNDATION

URL:http://www.amsi.org.au/events/forthcoming-events/948-mpe-launch-and-simons-pub...
Created:09 Oct 2012 03:36 am UTC
Modified:25 Oct 2012 11:25 pm UTC
By:rmoore
Status:Confirmed
Updated: 25 Oct 2012
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