Colloquium: Mathematics and Climate

Date: September 8, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm

Location: Planetary Hall Room 126

Featured Speaker:
Hans G. Kaper
Georgetown University and Mathematics and Climate Research Network

Abstract:
Mathematical models and statistical arguments play a central role in the assessment of the changes that are observed in Earth’s climate system. While much of the discussion of climate change is focused on large-scale computational models, the theory of dynamical systems provides the language to distinguish natural variability from change. In this talk I will discuss some problems of current interest in climate science and indicate how, as mathematicians, we can find inspiration for new applications.

Refreshments will be served.