## Abstract

How can we use the well-established Public Awareness of some phenomenon X, i.e. PA(X), to Raise the Public Awareness of the Mathematics of—or within—this X, i.e. RPAM(X)? There are several examples illustrating particular assets for mathematics in this way within such phenomena X. Here we will discus only one phenomenon, which, however, contains a particularly dramatic momentum

for arousing awareness among all of us, namely X = wildfires. The mathematics of this and of similar phenomena range—among several other topics—from elementary K–12 studies of ellipses to deep research questions in Finsler geometry. Moreover, in this context RPAM(X) may even save lives!

for arousing awareness among all of us, namely X = wildfires. The mathematics of this and of similar phenomena range—among several other topics—from elementary K–12 studies of ellipses to deep research questions in Finsler geometry. Moreover, in this context RPAM(X) may even save lives!

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | Raising Public Awareness of Mathematics |

Publisher | Springer |

Publication date | 2012 |

Pages | 255-267 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 2012 |

### Bibliographical note

Chapter i Book :E. Behrends et al. (eds.), Raising Public Awareness of Mathematics,

DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-25710-0_19, © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Pages : 255 - 267