Mathematics of a Sixth Extinction

TUE, JUL 16, 2019 (31:18)

Dr. Rothman explains how mathematical modeling clarifies the intricate dynamics of our planet’s carbon cycles and geophysical components. His model shows the relationship between ancient mass extinctions and the likely sixth extinction of the future.

+ BIO: Daniel H. Rothman,

Professor of Geophysics, MIT; Co-director of Lorenz Center. Dr. Rothman’s work has resulted in fundamental advances in subjects ranging from seismology and fluid flow to biogeochemistry and paleobiology. He has also made significant contributions to research in statistical physics. Daniel Rothman is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Geophysical Union and is the recipient of the 2016 Levi L. Conant Prize from the American Mathematical Society

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