General Motivation


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The 31st edition of the Conference on Mathematical Geophysics (CMG) of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) took place in Paris from June 6th to 10th, 2016. The CMG takes place every two years all over the world, and covers a wide spectrum of current research topics in Geophysics: physical based modelling and measurements in Geophysics, using mathematical and numerical approaches. The subjects of study span across many geophysical topics, like e.g. terrestrial, atmospheric and oceanic flows, seismology, modelling of seismic sources and eruptions. This conference is traditionally dedicated to theoretical and modelling works but in 2016, it also emphasized works with an experimental side or related to experimental investigation -- in particular conceptual experiments that address physical mechanisms and scaling laws.


Amphitheater 15, (Detailed map to access Amphitheatre 15)

Université Pierre et Marie Curie

4 place Jussieu, 75005 Paris



The conference is over. Abstracts can be found on the left menu, as well as the video captures of some of the presentations. 

Tentative schedule

General Schedule:
October 2015: First announcement
November 2015: Call for abstracts opens; the list of solicited speakers is complete. 
31 January 2016: Call for abstracts closed
February 2016: Talk/poster selection
April 2016: Registration opens
May 2016: Registration closes 
6th of June 2016: CMG2016 begins!
10th of June 2016: end of the CMG2016 



List of Scientific Sessions

1. Earth Systems and Planets

1a. Ocean
1b. Atmosphere and climate
1c. Planetary geophysics

2. Fluid and Granular Flows

2a. Gravitational flows
2b. Granular flows and sediment transport
2c. Hot Flows
2d. Cold Flows

3. Seismology, tectonics and rock mechanics

3a. Imaging and event detecting techniques
3b. Seismic waves
3c. Mechanics of faulting and rocks
3d. Tectonics and solid earth geophysics
3e. Dynamics of seismicity

4. Cross-disciplinary approaches, methods and data

4a. Geomorphology
4b. Non-linear processes
4c. Computational geophysics
4d. Experimental geophysics

Invited Speakers

Maria T. Zuber, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Chris Paola, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

Local Organizing Committee

Philippe Claudin, CNRS, ESPCI
Alexandre Fournier, Professeur, IPG Paris
Valérie Vidal, CNRS, Laboratoire de Physique - ENS de Lyon
Renaud Toussaint, CNRS, IPG Strasbourg

Advisory Scientific Committees

The IUGG Commission on Mathematical Geophysics (IUGG-CMG) acts as the advisory scientific body for the conference on mathematical geophysics.


The IUGG-CMG Executive Committee

Yehuda Ben-Zion, University of Southern California, USA (Chair)
Einat Aharonov, Hebrew University, Israel (Vice Chair)
Claudia Pasquero, University of Milan, Italy (Vice Chair)
Ilya Zaliapin, University of Nevada at Reno, USA (Secretary)
Dan Rothman, MIT, USA (Past Chair)
Ute Herzfeld, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA (IACS representative)
Shin-Chan Han, University of Newcastle, Australia (IAG representative)
Matthias Holschneider, University of Potsdam, Germany (IAGA representative)
Daniel Schertzer, University of Paris-Est, France (IAHS representative)
Dick Peltier, University of Toronto, Canada (IAMAS representative)
Gordon Swaters, University of Alberta, Canada (IAPSO representative)
Malcolm Sambridge, Australian National University, Australia (IASPEI representative)
Roberto Carniel, University of Udine, Italy (IAVCEI representative)

Abbreviations above are related to the IUGG Associations:
International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS)
International Association of Geodesy (IAG)
International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA)
International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS)
International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS)
International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans (IAPSO)
International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior (IASPEI)
International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI)

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