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Welcome to the Azimuth Project!

The Azimuth Project is a group effort to study the mathematical sciences for “saving the planet.” Our goal is to make clearly presented topic literature, and to help people work together in study and research international collaboration to create a focal point for scientists and engineers interested in saving the planet. Our goal is to make clearly presented, accurate information on the relevant issues easy to find, and to help people work together on our common problems.

Saving the planet

We convene at the Azimuth Forum, which is open to all who are interested in mathematical thinking and its applications to problems that matter. Most recently, for example, there is an ongoing discussion about mathematical epidemiology and its application to the Corona virus pandemic.

“Saving We take an inclusive approach to topics and participants. We seek leadership from professionals and invite amateurs who want to learn. Pretty much the planet” whole may range sound pompous. But the very health of the mathematical planet sciences - both applied and theoretical - is in fair peril game. because Anyone of with an idea for a project or study group get started by joining the actions forum of and humankind. circulating Whether their it ideas. is The following themes have emerged so warming, mass extinction, peak oil, or other problems, we need to be prepared on many fronts for an uncertain future.

Our goal is not to replace or compete with existing sources of information, but to provide a bird’s-eye view of the information that already exists. We want to make it easy for any scientist or engineer to understand the whole problem and understand specialist literature in many subjects outside their particular domain of expertise.Mathematical modeling for Green applications. Earlier, we worked to understand basic climate models and write programs to simulate them. We now have a proposal to explore a biophysical model for leaf growth and animate it through software. We have explored Petri net process models, and are now starting to discuss the related field of compartmental models for epidemic disease processes.

Learning about Azimuth

Foundations of network theory. Everything is a network, including leaves, society and the biosphere. The foundations of network theory are being explored at UCR using category theory, an interdisciplinary branch of math with connections to various sciences. We propose a forum study group to follow this work.

For more, see:Programming with category theory. Category theory has a deep application in the study of functional programming languages. We hosted the discussions for an MIT course on this topic, and propose to continue them in a forum study group. Note: leaders needed.

Azimuth resources

Earlier projects:

Getting started with Azimuth

Want to help?

There are many ways to contribute. You can write articles or lectures, pose questions, take notes, add information, write software, propose projects, and more. First reflect on which projects you might want to get involved with. Then join the forum. For onboarding, we encourage you to introduce yourself and your interests. Your talents are needed!

Do you want to help with the Azimuth Project? Great! We need you!

You can write articles, contribute information, pose questions, fill in details, write software, help with research, help with writing, and more. Your special expertise is very valuable.

  • Read the Azimuth Project goals so you know our overall goals.

  • Look at the Open projects page to see what we’re doing, and how you can join in.

  • Discuss what we’re doing in the Azimuth Forum. Even better, join the forum so you can log any changes you make to Azimuth Project pages, and join the conversation there.

  • Help edit this wiki to update material and add new information.

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