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Current Topic and Lecture Schedule

Program Dates: June 15 to August 21, 2015

Lectures on "Stochastic Processes in Atmospheric and Oceanic Dynamics".

Principal Lectures
Charles Doering, University of Michigan
Henk Dijkstra, Utrech University
10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

****Schedule of Principal Lectures****

Week 1, June 15 - 19

Charles Doering
Grounding in the mathematical concepts of stochastic processes


Week 2, June 22 - 26

Henk Dijkstra
Explore how these theoretical concepts play out in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics


Lectures begin at 10:30 AM

Week 3

Monday, June 29
Oliver Bühler
Particle dispersion by linear and nonlinear stochastic waves

Tuesday, June 30 (Note: the Sears Lecture is at 5 p.m.)
Rich Kerswell
Boundary inflow, Taylor-Couette flow and accretion disks

PUBLIC LECTURE, 5:00 PM, Redfield Auditorium (reception to follow)
Susan Solomon, MIT

Ozone Depletion: A Science and Policy Success Story

Wednesday, July 1

Fabio Del Sordo
Understanding stellar activity to search for Earth-like exoplanets

Thursday, July 2

Colm Caulfield
Stirring solutions: Mixing industrial challenges with mathematics

Friday, July 3

Daniel Lecoanet
Internal Wave Excitation by Turbulent Convection


Week 4

Monday, July 6
Dhrubaditya Mitra
Fluid Dynamics with (large and small) Balls

Tuesday, July 7
Charlie Doering
Heat transport in turbulent (and not so turbulent) convection

Wednesday, July 8

Gregory Wagner
Coupled evolution of near-inertial waves and quasi-geostrophic flow


Thursday, July 9

Greg Chini
The pure Langmuir turbulence regime

Friday, July 10

Jean-Luc Thiffeault
Random kicks due to swimming organisms


Week 5

Monday, July 13
David Goluskin
Canonical convection configurations

Tuesday, July 14
Andrew Wells
Layers, ripples, and channels: shocks and surprises with ice-ocean interaction

Wednesday, July 15
Brad Marston
Statistics of Stochastically Driven Jets

Thursday, July 16
Alexandros Alexakis
Rotating Taylor-Green flow

2:30pm
Nigel Goldenfeld

The emergence of collective modes, ecological collapse and directed percolation at the laminar-turbulence transition in pipe flow


Friday, July 17
Glenn Flierl
Arms Race, Seesaw or Speciation -- mathematics of evolution

Week 6

Monday, July 20
Woosok Moon
A stochastic Arctic sea ice model : Toward a smart gambling


Tuesday, July 21
Stefan Llewellyn Smith
Tsunami propagation using a consistent acoustic-gravity wave formulation

Wednesday, July 22
John Bush

Pilot-wave hydrodynamics


Thursday, July 23

Carl Wunsch
Circulation and tides of an ice covered Earth

Friday, July 24
Rob Phillips
Do Surfers Know Things that Geophysical Fluid Dynamicists Don’t?


Week 7

Monday, July 27
Ali Mashayek
Ocean mixing: from small scale turbulence to large scale meridional overturning circulation

Tuesday, July 28

Jack Whitehead
The continental drift convection cell-continuing on from Lou Howard's formulation

Wednesday, July 29

Edward Bolton
Implications of the nonlinear seawater equation of state on salt fingers and cabbeling

Thursday, July 30
Srikanth Toppaladoddi
Tailoring boundary geometry to optimize heat transport in turbulent convection

Friday, July 31
Victor Yakhot
Small-scale universality, intermittency and turbulence modeling


Week 8

Monday, August 3
Bill Young
Swell Problems

Tuesday, August 4

Predrag Cvitanović
Noise is your friend, or: The best possible resolution of state space in presence of noise

2:30pm
Jim Anderson
Happy Birthday General Relativity: What has happened in the last century.


Wednesday, August 5

Emma Boland

Mixing by meso-scale eddies in the Southern Ocean: two different perspectives

Thursday, August 6
Ed Spiegel
Beyond Navier-StokesZ


Friday, August 7

Katepalli Sreenivasan

Confessions of Ignorance on Turbulent Convection





Week 9 - August 10

Quiet Week: No lectures

Week 10 - August 17 - 21


Fellows' presentations

Monday, August 17

10:00am

Gunnar Peng, University of Cambridge
The Diffusion Fish

11:30am
Tom Eaves, University of Cambridge

Noisy homoclinic pulse dynamics: back to the origin

2:30pm
Andre Souza, University of Michigan

Instantons in the presence of chaos: is noise really your friend?

Tuesday, August 18

10:00am
Giovanni Fantuzzi, Imperial College London

Bounds for deterministic and stochastic dynamical systems using sum-of-squares programming

11:30am
Tom Beucler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Large-scale advection, condensation and diffusion of water vapor

Wednesday, August 19

10:00am
Cesar Rocha, University of California, San Diego

Scaling Ocean Stratification: coupled asymptotic model equations for strongly stratified flows

11:30am
Chris Spalding, California Institute of Technology

The most catastrophic catastrophe: Population dynamics under random extreme events

2:30pm
Yana Bebieva, Yale University

Punctuated plume penetration: Entrainment dynamics of the layered filling box

 

Thursday, August 20

10:00am
Florence Marcotte, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris
Fast cooling of a hot disc

11:30am
Anna FitzMaurice, Princeton University

A stochastic approach to examining the predictability of Arctic sea ice