Climate Fluctuations and Non-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue

International Seminar and Workshop
10 July - 4 August 2017

Workshop week: 17 - 21 July

Fluctuations have long been a focus of statistical mechanics, while climate and weather fluctuations are an essential part of the climate system. This seminar brings together researchers from the statistical mechanics and climate science communities to explore connections between the two fields and develop new multidisciplinary research directions.

Topics include

  • Fluctuations
  • Nonequilibrium steady states
  • Probability currents
  • Stochastic models
  • Entropy production
  • Natural and forced climate variability
  • Extreme events
  • Stochastic parameterization
  • Climate oscillations (El-Niño, Madden-Julien Oscillation, etc.)
  • Ensemble simulations
  • Statistical closures

Invited speakers

Judith Berner (US)
Freddy Bouchet (FR)
Sergio Ciliberto (FR)
Baylor Fox-Kemper (US)
Petra Friederichs (DE)
Rosemary J. Harris (GB)
Christopher Jarzynski (US)
Holger Kantz (DE)
Valerio Lucarini (GB)
Satya Majumdar (FR)
Jochem Marotzke (DE)
Cecile Penland (US)
Inna Polichtchouk (UK)
Stefan Rahmstorf (DE)
Udo Seifert (DE)
Paul Williams (GB)
Laure Zanna (GB)

Scientific Coordinators

Joachim Krug
University of Cologne, Germany

Brad Marston

Brown University, USA

Jeffrey Weiss
University of Colorado Boulder, USA

Royce Zia
Virginia Tech and Iowa State University, USA


Maria de Haas
(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany)


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