Statistical Mechanics and Extreme Events in Earth Sciences
Organized by Tobias Kuna, Valerio Lucarini, Beatrice Pellonihttp://www.reading.ac.uk/maths-and-stats/news/NeSEE-conference.aspx
01/08/2013 - 01/11/2013
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Reading, Reading, UK
The aim of the conference is to bring together scientists from three areas as diverse as Earth Sciences of fluid phenomena, Non-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics and the Theory of Extreme Events for dynamical systems. Though they have historically common roots and posses a high potential to inspire and to support each other, interaction between these fields is far below its potential. Differences of culture, scientific language and methodical approaches have hindered potentially fruitful scientific exchanges. The international initiative of the year of “Mathematics for Planet Earth 2013″ supported by mathematical societies and institutes around the world provide the perfect setting for addressing this lack. In particular, this conference inaugurates a series of events, most importantly a two month long (October-December) research programme at the Isaac Newton Institute (Cambridge) (http://www.newton.ac.uk/programmes/MFE/index.html).
Relevant subjects for contributed presentations
Extreme Value Theory
Large Deviation Theory
Random Dynamical Systems
Extreme Events in Geophysical Fluids
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics of Geophysical Fluids
If you wish to participate in the conference or contribute a talk please see the Registration page for more details.
Confirmed Invited speakers
Christian Beck, QMUL, UK
Freddy Bouchet, ENS Lyon, France
Matteo Colangeli, Politecnico di Torino, Italy.
Roberto Deidda, University of Cagliari, Italy.
Ira Didenkulova, Nizhny Novgorod State University, Russia
Jorge Freitas, University of Oporto, Portugal
Ana Moreira-Freitas, University of Oporto, Portugal
Davide Gabrielli, University of L’Aquila, Italy
Michael Ghil, ENS Paris, France
Guido Gentile, RomaTre, Italiy
Rosemary Harries QMUL, UK
Mike Holland, University of Exeter, UK
Giovanni Jona-Lasinio, University La Sapienza, Italy
Holger Kanz, MPI Complex System, Germany
Juergen Kurths, PIK, Germany
Christian Maes, University of Leuven, Belgium
Mark Pollicott, University of Warwick, UK
Catherine Rouvas-Nicolis, RMI, Belgium
Antonio Speranza, University of Camerino, Italy
Sandro Vaienti, University of Marseille, France
T. Kuna, V. Lucarini, B. Pelloni
The conference is supported by the London Mathematical Society and the ERC Starting Investigator Grant NAMASTE – Thermodynamics of the Climate System.
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