**Mathematics of Planet Earth-2013**

The
fascinating world of Mathematics provides us an unlimited scope to perceive
problems under three situations - concrete, abstract and intuition. The
important segment of mathematics- the ability to reason and think clearly is
extremely useful in every aspect of life. Experiences with
mathematical modes of thought build mathematical power- a capacity of mind of
increased value in this technological age that enables one to read critically,
to identify fallacies, to detect biases, to assess risk and to suggest
alternatives. From medical technology to economic planning, from
genetics to geology, mathematics has made an indelible imprint on every part of
modern science, even as science itself has stimulated for growth of many branches
of mathematics. Therefore, Mathematics is a powerful way of investigating and
understanding the world.

With
this motive, the International Mathematical Community brought forward the idea
of Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) – 2013. During this year an attempt will
be made to explore the Mathematical framework in Nature and to see how
Mathematics with the help of other disciplines can provide solutions that will
help to face the challenging problems on the planet earth, like- the problem
arising out of growing population competing for the limited global resources,
the dramatic meteorological changes in climate, environmental issues,
etc. The ideas generated and the initiatives thought during MPE-2013 are
likely to make an impact on the society in such a way that a new generation of
researchers will be motivated to explore mathematics involved in scientific
problems related to sustainability of Planet Earth. These efforts may provide
opportunities for exploring Mathematics with interdisciplinary approaches in
the context of Evolution of Planet Earth and its development (historical,
geographical, political, astronomical, environmental, etc.).

The
Department of Education in Science and Mathematics (DESM), NCERT New Delhi, is organizing
various activities with following specific objectives on the occasion of
Mathematics of Planet Earth-2013.

· To establish
association with various organizations (departments), schools and community to
play the role in solving need based problems faced by the society.

· To organize a
competition for designing and display of virtual or physical exhibits in a
National Exhibition and to give a National Award.

· To conduct workshops towards an awareness of
interdisciplinary approach in Mathematics.

· To organize
webinars.

· To organize a
National Conference on MPE-2013

· To
publish proceeding of all the activities done under MPE-2013.

The first event “**Exhibit Competition” **has been announced. The Department
is inviting your association in these several activities including
participation of your orgnisation in this very first
activity of Exhibit Competition. You can download the booklet along with
poster of this activity from the following links.

Dr.
P. K. Chaurasia (email mpe.ncert@gmail.com and mobile number 09414003552) is the coordinator
of this project and can be contacted for any queries/ feedback or discussions.

**Downloads:**

**Exhibit Competition in
Mathematics of Planet Earth-2013**