Innovative maths programme hosted at Reading
20 September 2022
International scientists are meeting at the University of Reading this month for the inaugural Isaac Newton Institute Satellite Programme, entitled ‘Geophysical fluid dynamics; from mathematical theory to operational prediction’.
With a focus on the fluid dynamics components of the climate system, the programme brings together meteorologists and mathematicians to discuss and develop new tools and techniques to analyse and understand the interactions between the Earth’s atmosphere, ocean and climate.
Supported by the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, the programme includes two research workshops and a residential programme over the course of four weeks with a focus on developing mathematics for application at the forefront of weather forecasting and climate modelling.
The Isaac Newton Institute is an international visitor research institute which runs research programmes on selected themes in mathematics with applications over a wide range of science and technology. This is the first instance of a new series of programmes which will be hosted at universities with proven expertise in a particular area.
Participants include scientists from world-leading institutions in mathematics, physical sciences, and operational forecasting centres - including the UK Met Office and other national meteorological services, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, and universities including the Sorbonne, CALTECH, the Free University Berlin and the University of New South Wales.
Jochen Broecker, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Reading and co-organiser of the programme, said: “The Isaac Newton Institute Satellite Programme brings researchers together to provide them with the opportunity to network and inspire new opportunities for future collaboration. With individuals from such a variety of institutions coming together in one place, we hope to spark discussions about the climate system and how mathematics can help.”
Dr Giulia Carigi, co-organiser of the programme from the University of L'Aquila said: “The programme is an excellent opportunity, particularly for Early Career Researchers, to meet colleagues from other institutions and develop career-long relationships and collaborations. The University of Reading is the perfect backdrop for this. With a world-leading meteorological department closely connected with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, it forms a hub for researchers and practitioners to come together and learn, challenge, and inspire one another.”
The Isaac Newton Satellite Programme is running from the 30 August to 23 September 2022.
You can find out more on the programme website.
More information about the theme of the programme and the workshops can be found on the Isaac Newton Institute webpage.