The Mathematics of Planet Earth award
Jocelyne Erhel and Maëlle Nodet awarded first prize
Jocelyne Erhel, from the Fluminance project team and Maëlle Nodet, from the Airsea project team, have been awarded first prize in the Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) international competition.
Launched in 2013 as part of the Mathematics of Planet Earth year, the MPE competition showcases the discipline's contribution to environmental issues.
During this second edition, the module that received the award was "Simulating the melting of ice caps", submitted by the two prizewinners and which appeared in the scientific culture journal Interstices.
Chosen from around 30 projects from 16 countries it has, moreover, become part of the free-entry touring exhibition that began in 2013 and can be seen until 28 October 2017 at Imperial College in London.