When I get back to Riverside in the fall of 2012, I'll start a seminar on math and energy/environmental issues. I could have it videotaped and make the videos available. They wouldn't be very polished, but I'm considered an exciting speaker (at least by the low standards of academia), so they might be a way to get more people interested in what we're trying to do here.

By then I will know better exactly what we're trying to do here. I have one more year sit around, think, and figure that out.

In the next year I want to apply for several NSF grants, to help fund grad students and postdocs. These people could do all sorts of useful work such as making videos, working on the Azimuth Wiki, etcetera. I've been looking for grants that are suitable to me, here:

* [NSF funding](http://www.nsf.gov/funding/).

If anyone wants to help, that'd be great. Unfortunately there isn't a special grant category for "mathematicians who want to quit pure math and save the planet". However, the category [mathematical physics](http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503537&org=MPS&from=home) includes:

> fundamental quantum theory, quantum field theory, string theory, nonlinear dynamics, fluid mechanics, turbulence, chaos and complexity, and statistical physics.

I think some of the last fields may be relevant.

Of course there are also grants far from "mathematical physics", and I'll try to apply for some of those too. But since I'm known best as a mathematical physicist, it seems wise to apply for a grant along those lines as well.