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Winter School: Physics and Mathematics of Turbulent Flows at Different Scales
February 24 - March 1, 2019 Les Houches, France

Les Houches

The school will present recent advances on the physics and mathematics of turbulent flows at different scales, ranging from laboratory to geophysical systems. Four main streams of activities will be explored, based on the paradigms of deterministic chaotic systems, stochastic dynamics, theory of turbulence, and statistical mechanics.

To apply for the winter-school, please send a 2 pages CV, 1 page motivation letter and 1 page recommendation letter from your PhD supervisor to:

climate.leshouches@gmail.com

The recommendation should be enclosed to the application. Please make sure to ask your supervisor directly to send the reference letter; your supervisor will not be emailed by us.  The deadline for application is Jan-15-2019.


Accomodation fees for students, PhD students and postdocs are 425 Euros (*). Students are expected to reside in the school premises during the duration of the school.The fees cover full-board accomodation and lodging at les Houches school of Physics, from Sunday February 24   to Friday March 1 2019 after lunch.

Please note that registration fees do not cover travel expenses.

(*) Registration fees can be paid on arrival (credit card or cash), or alternatively by 'bon de commande' for members of French laboratoires 

 

School Description

The school will bring together experts in, physics, mathematics, and (geo)physical fluid dynamics and will be aimed at providing the participants with scientific knowledge across disciplinary boundaries in order to foster scientific breakthroughs. In particular, we wish to attract participants with a background in mathematics and physics leading them towards the many open problems in geophysical fluid dynamics, where new tools, theories and ideas are needed in order to advance substantially our understanding of weather, ocean and climate as a whole on different spatial and temporal scales. The presence of rotation and stratification makes the problem of geophysical turbulence extremely hard to approach, the existence of multiple scales of motions makes direct numerical modelling not entirely feasible, and new ideas from statistical mechanics and dynamical systems theory are needed to improve our ability to predict in a deterministic and statistical sense the evolution of geophysical fluids. We will have a total of 14 lectures lasting each 75 mins, leaving ample time for free discussion. Poster contributions will be shown in the Hall of the Main Building. The lectures will focus on advances on the mathematics and physics of fluid flows at different scales, ranging from laboratory to geophysical systems. Four main streams of activities will be explored, based on the paradigm of deterministic chaotic systems, stochastic dynamics, theory of turbulence, and statistical mechanics. The lectures will cover simultaneously theoretical analytic advances in these areas as well as computational techniques. The need for a fruitful interplay between analytical understanding and data-driven approaches will be highlighted.

 

Organisers

• Valerio Lucarini, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Reading, Reading, UK [Contact: v.lucarini@reading.ac.uk]

• Davide Faranda, LSCE, CNRS/CEA Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & London Mathematical Laboratory, London, UK

• Berengere Dubrulle, CNRS/CEA Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

• Georg Gottwald, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney, Australia

• Jeroen Wouters, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Reading, Reading, UK

 

Confirmed Invited Speakers

• Vera Melinda Galfi, University of Hamburg, Germany

• Michael Ghil, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA & Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France

• Corentin Herbert, ENS Lyon, France

• Aglaé Jezequel, LMD, Paris, France

• Paul Manneville, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France

• Eric Simonnet, Institute de Physique de Nice, France

• Sandro Vaienti, Centre de Physique Theorique, Marseille, France

• Nikki Vercauteren, Freie Universitaet, Berlin, Germany

• Pascal Yiou, LSCE CEA Saclay, France

• Laure Zanna, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

 

Draft Programme

 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9.15-10.30

L Zanna

(Climate Dynamics)

M Galfi

(Extreme Value Theory)

N Vercauteren

(Planetary Boundary Layer Turbulence)

S Vaienti

(Extreme Value Theory)

G Gottwald

(Mathematics for Geophysical Flows)

11.00-12.15

V Lucarini

(Statistical Physics of Climate)

J Wouters

(Statistical Physics of Climate)

P Manneville

(Dynamical Systems and Turbulence)

D Faranda

(Dynamical Systems Applications to Climate Dynamics)

P Yiou

(Climate dynamics)

12.30-14.00                                                              Lunch

14.00-17.30                                            Discussions and free time

17.45-19.00

M Ghil

(Dynamical Systems and Climate Dynamics)

C Herbert

(Geophysical Turbulence)

B Dubrulle

(Experimental & Theoretical  Turbulence)

A Jezequel

(Climate Extremes)

19.30-20.45                                                  Dinner
20.45-22.00  

E Simonnet

(Geophysical Turbulence)

  Contributed Poster Session  

 

Additional Information

Les Houches is a resort village in the Chamonix valley in the French Alps. Established in 1951, the Physics School is located in a group of chalets surrounded by meadows and woods, at an altitude of 1150 m facing the Mont-Blanc range - a very favourable environment for intellectual activity in ideal surroundings for hiking, mountaineering and sight-seeing. The students have a permanent access to a computer room, meeting rooms and a library. For more information, have a look at the school website.

The Les Houches physics school is a joint institute of Grenoble-Alpes University, ENS-Lyon, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Commissariat à l'Energie atomique (CEA). The current director is Christophe Salomon.

Address:

Ecole de physique des Houches, 149 Chemin de la Côte, F-74310 Les Houches
Tel: +33 4 50 54 40 69 - Fax: +33 4 50 55 53 25.
 

Time table of the St Gervais - Les Houches - Chamonix train. Please visit https://www.sncf.com/fr

 

 

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