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Math Encounters — Online:

“Airy Predictions: The Mathematics of Air Quality and Weather Forecasts”
with Kristin Lauter

Wednesday, September 2 at 7:00 pm ET (New York)

The mathematics of weather prediction has a long history, using quantitative models of the atmosphere and initial measurements of temperature, humidity, wind, pressure, and density to generate forecasts.  Air quality in cities is also influenced by atmospheric conditions, so this type of modeling takes on an even greater importance.  Join Kristin Lauter of Microsoft Research as she shares her work on Project Eclipse, a dense sensor network being deployed in cities to help model air quality, and explains how math is used not just to forecast the weather but in an effort to improve our public health.

Special introduction by Jennifer Chayes, UC Berkeley Associate Provost of the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society, and Dean of the School of Information.

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September 2nd, 2020 from  7:00 pm to  8:30 pm
MoMath Online
United States