Welcome to FoCM!  

The computer has profoundly changed the relationship between mathematics and computation.  Besides its invaluable role in numeric, symbolic, and experimental applications, computation is an important object of mathematical study in its own right and a fundamental theoretical tool. It is a source of new and exciting problems for mathematics.

Foundations of Computational Mathematics (FoCM) is an international nonprofit organization that supports and promotes research at the interface of mathematics and computation.  It fosters interaction among mathematics, computer science, and other areas of computational science through conferences, events and publications. FoCM traces its beginnings to the Park City AMS--SIAM seminar  in 1995 and its first conference has been held in Rio de Janeiro in 1997.

The FoCM journal, produced by Springer-Verlag, publishes highest-quality research articles treating various aspects of computational mathematics.

The FoCM conference, held every three years, covers the entire spectrum of mathematical computation. Specialized events are held from time to time, and focus on timely research topics. Membership in FoCM is free and available through this website.

Call for nominations
The Stephen Smale Prize
Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013

Deadline: March 10, 2014

Staphen Smale

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Nominations should be sent before midnight of March 10, 2014 (GMT)
to FoCM secretary Antonella Zanna at:

Montevideo, Uruguaye

Next FoCM Conference:
Montevideo, Uruguay
December 11 to 20, 2014.

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Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013

More than a hundred scientific societies, universities, research institutes, and organizations all over the world have banded together to dedicate 2013 as a special year for the Mathematics of Planet Earth.

Our planet is the setting for dynamic processes of all sorts, including the geophysical processes in the mantle, the continents, and the oceans, the atmospheric processes that determine our weather and climates, the biological processes involving living species and their interactions, and the human processes of finance, agriculture, water, transportation, and energy. The challenges facing our planet and our civilization are multidisciplinary and multifaceted, and the mathematical sciences play a central role in the scientific effort to understand and to deal with these challenges.

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