5-13 Jul 2021 Kigali (Rwanda)

School Synopsis

The school aims at introducing graduate students and young researchers to the mathematics of climate science. Lectures will cover key topics in the field focusing on their mathematical complexity and dimension. Climate science is genuinely interdisciplinary and this is reflected in the breath of topics offered in the school: predictability, data assimilation, climate prediction, climate sensitivity and thermodynamics. The mathematics to address and understand these problems will be the characteristic of the school and will include dynamical system, statistics, numer­ical methods, statistical mechanics and linear algebra. The lectures will start by presenting the phys­ical concrete challenge and then will focus on the mathematical tools and concept used to solve them. At the same time, there will be tutorials with practical problems to be solved by the students under the mentors' guidance.

Official language of the school: English

Deadline for registration and application: May 12th, 2021


Administrative and scientific coordinators

Blaise TCHAPNDA (African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Rwanda) - blaise.tchapnda@aims.ac.rw
Alberto CARRASSI (University of Reading and National Centre for Earth Observations, UK & University of Utrecht, NL) - n.a.carrassi@reading.ac.uk

Scientific committee

Alberto CARRASSI (University of Reading, UK & University of Utrecht, NL)
Marie-Alice FOUJOLS (IPSL, FR)
Barry GREEN (AIMS Global Secretariat, Rwanda & South Africa)
Chris K.R.T. JONES (University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, USA)
Valerio LUCARINI (University of Reading, UK)


Amit Apte (ICTS, India) - Tropical dynamics

Ali Aydogdu (CMCC, Italy) - Tutorial on data assimilation: coding and experiments

Laurent Bertino (NERSC, Norway) - Geostatistics 

Alberto Carrassi (Un of Reading & Un of Utrecht, UK/NL) - Data Assimilation 

Francois Counillon (NERSC and Un. of Bergen, Norway) - Climate Prediction

Maria-Rita Rosaria D’Orsogna (California State University at Northridge, USA) - Fossil fuel economies: impacts on the environment and on society

Colin Grudzien (Un of Nevada in Reno, USA) - Tutorial on experimental learning in chaos and information

Valerio Lucarini (Un of Reading, UK) - Response and fluctuations in the climate system

Elaine Spiller (Marquette University, USA) - Forecasting uncertain hazards in a changing climate

Stephane Vannitsem (RMI, Belgium) - Predictability of the atmosphere and climate


How to register and financial support

Prior to register for the school you need to create your own account on ScienceConf.org by following the instruction here.

Once your account is created you can click on the "Registration" tag on the right menu and fill the form.


A limited amount of financial support is provided by CIMPA for students coming from developing countries other than Rwanda. If you wish to apply for financial support please follow and complete the information via this link.
In addition, some support will be secured by the school for students from Rwanda. 



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