LMS Research School - Mathematics of Climate

Monday, July 8, 2019 (All day) to Friday, July 12, 2019 (All day)

Research lying at the intersection between mathematics and geoscience has been gaining more and more prominence in recent years, e.g. the worldwide Year of Mathematics for Planet Earth 2013 which incited a lot of activities. The Planet Earth is an excellent example of a forced, dissipative non-equilibrium system dominated by nonlinear processes and featuring multi-scale interactions. The challenges posed by this system have been and will be an inspiration for mathematicians and geoscientists alike. The synergy between mathematics and geoscience is exemplified by the scientific research areas like chaos theory, fractals, extreme events, and data assimilation, which stem or essentially developed through such an interaction. More recently, interdisciplinary exchange with geosciences has led to important advances in further crossover areas such as geometrical mechanics and optimal transport theory with geophysical fluid dynamics, coarse graining and model reduction techniques.

This School aims to educate and motivate young talented PhD students and early career scientists through three specialist lecture courses (supplemented by tutorials) and guest lectures that will provide a panorama of some of the most promising research areas within this interdisciplinary field. The school is organised in partnership with the London Mathematical Society and with the support of the EPSRC-funded CDT Mathematics of Planet Earth (Imperial/Reading).

University of Reading
Whiteknights Road,
United Kingdom

– Course 1: Hakima Bessaih (University of Wyoming): Random vortex methods for 3D fluids
– Course 2: Alberto Carrassi (NERSC, Norway): Mathematical Theory of Data Assimilation with Applications
– Course 3: Darryl Holm (Imperial College, London): Variational principles for Stochastic Fluid Dynamics

Guest Lectures:
– Beatrice Pelloni (Heriot-Watt): Optimal Transport in the semigeostrophic equations
– Peter Ashwin (Exeter): Response of the Pleistocene ice-ages to astronomical forcing

Course 1: Giulia Carigi (Reading); Course 2: Colin Grundzien (NERSC, Norway); Course 3: Erwin Luesink (Imperial)


Registration information:
– All participants, including local ones, must fill the application form nominating a referee. Please register here. Note that the number of participants is limited to 40 and so applying to attend does not guarantee a place. Successful applicants will be notified by 10 May 2019.
– The fee for research students is £150 and for early career researchers it is £250. This fee includes the cost of accommodation (non local participants only) and meals but not travel, which participants must pay for themselves. Accommodation can be provided in university halls. Other accommodations cannot be reimbursed.
– Limited financial support towards travel expenses and the fees is available for research students. You may apply for this shortly after your application was accepted.

– Deadline for registration: 1 May 2019
– Deadline for application for support: 17 May 2019

For questions and further details, please contact the organisers at t.kuna-at-reading.ac.uk for details (do not use this email address for registering).


Valerio Lucarini,Tobias Kuna, Jennifer Scott, Dan Crisian
Email the organizers at t.kuna-AT-reading.ac.uk.

The school is in partnership with the London Mathematical Society (LMS). and supported by the EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training Mathematics of Planet Earth. The LMS is the UK’s learned society for mathematics. Registered charity no. 252660 (www.lms.ac.uk)