The Centre for Doctoral Training in Mathematics of Planet Earth is partnering with the National Physics Laboratory (NPL) to offer a four year studenship in Bayesian inference with application to air quality monitoring, starting in September 2017. We welcome applications from students with a very strong track record and a degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Physics or related… Read more »
MPE CDT Events
On Monday 12th December the latest cohort of MPE CDT students visited the UK Met Office headquarters in Exeter. For most of us it was our first visit there and we were certainly impressed by being introduced with the vast variety of scientific work done in the Met Office as well as the tour around… Read more »
Royal Meteorological Society hosted on Wednesday 14 December 2016 an event on “Chaos and Confidence in Weather Forecasting”. Chaos leads to uncertainty in weather forecasts which grows the further into the future we try to predict. This meeting aimed to discuss how chaos is taken into account in order to assign confidence levels (and probabilities) to weather… Read more »
When: Thursday, 19 January 2017 Where: Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, Council Room, 170 Queen’s Gate, London SW7 2AZ Scope: The MPE CDT has teamed up with the Satellite Applications Catapult which has a growing network of businesses at a regional, national and international level. This is an introductory event for researchers and company… Read more »
The Climate change initiative for adaptation, Resilience and Mitigation (CCIARM) has recently been set up between the University of Reading, the National Institute of Space Research in São Jose dos Campos, Brazil and the Centro de Matemática in Montevideo, Uruguay. This initiative is funded by the Newton Fund and, in the first instance, will bring… Read more »
GMD publishes papers documenting advances in all aspects of the techniques and technology employed to model the Earth system. GMD has a particular focus on excellence in open, reproducible science through field-leading requirements for full publication of methods, software source code and model data. A particularly important role currently fulfilled by GMD is as the… Read more »
For some MPE CDT students last summer was a very busy time. Paulina Rowińska and Jens Bendel crossed the Atlantic Ocean to visit the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) at Brown University. Because their research interests include computational statistics, the five-day workshop “Stochastic numerical algorithms, multiscale modeling and high-dimensional data analytics”… Read more »
The purpose of Mathematics of Planet Earth (SIAG/MPE) activity group is to provide a forum for mathematicians and computational scientists to study Planet Earth, its life-supporting capacity, and the impact of human activities. By opening up a new area of applications, the stimulates interesting research in the mathematical sciences. Activities of the SIAG include the 2016… Read more »
We are pleased to present our MPE Wednesday Seminar Series for term 1 of the Academic Year 2016/17. This series will be given by climate and weather scientists, industrial partners and mathematicians who will present an overview of their current research activity and how it’s shaping and contributing to tackle global challenges in oceans, weather and climate…. Read more »
If you are interested in applying for MPE CDT studentship please come to the MPE CDT Open Day held at University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus on Wednesday, 30 November. This is your chance to get to meet current MPE CDT staff who will be able to advise you on available studentship opportunities and MPE CDT Programme. If you… Read more »
Date: Wednesday 19 October 2016 Location: Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, Room 402, EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training Suite The Mathematics for Planet Earth Centre for Doctoral Training will be hosting a Sandpit meeting on Wednesday 19 October 2016 at Imperial College for potential PhD and MRes supervisors, industrial partners and CDT students. There will be short… Read more »
The 2016 Kick off Camp will be held in September 5-15 on the University of Reading, Whiteknights-Campus. The Kick off Camp, is an annual two weeks event, offering a tailor made program, designed to fit the needs of the cohort of students joining the MPE CDT. The Kick off Camp sessions feature: seminars, Maths refresher… Read more »
Climate-KIC’s The Journey is the world’s largest climate innovation summer school. It brings together students and young professionals from all over the world. The MPE CDT students: Hinesh Chotai Thomas Leahy and Tobias Schwedes took part in five-week long courses offering a unique combination of academic study and real-world business experience with the aim of creating the climate… Read more »
SIAM News Blog has just published the article that features a speech by the MPE CDT student Goodwin Gibbins, given during the Jamboree 2016.
The MPE CDT team had a fantastic time celebrating the end of the academic year on 6th July 2016. The event started with a visit to ECMWF warmly hosted by Prof. Erland Källén. The students and staff enjoyed the unique opportunity of a tour through the ECMWF computer hall and weather room and involved vividly… Read more »
Date: Thursday, 7 July 2016 from 18:00 to 21:00 (BST) Location: Imperial College – London, SW7 2AZ Climate change is a problem – but what next? Come join in a conversation with other people who care about tackling it, exploring the questions it brings up: “what’s the fundamental problem?”, “what would a solution need to include?”… Read more »
Can numbers, algebra and trigonometry save the planet? This was the question put to experts during a panel discussion at Imperial hosted by the Grantham Institute and the Mathematics of Planet Earth CDT. CDT students Paula Rowińska and Tom Bendall report back on seven ways that mathematicians are already working towards securing our planet’s future…. Read more »
We are delighted to announce that a member of the MPE CDT staff, Professor Ted Shepherd, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society. Professor Shepherd, Grantham Chair in Climate Science at Reading’s Department of Meteorology, is one of 50 leading scientists who have been elected to join the Fellowship of the Royal… Read more »
Some of our students have been working on website where they can share articles, videos and interviews. The aim is to communicate their research and lessons learnt as part of the MPE CDT course in an approachable way. Hopefully they can tackle some myths and misunderstandings about climate science, weather prediction and related topics. There… Read more »
The MPE CDT has been featured in the Imperial’s Department of Mathematics news section.
Congratulations to the MPE CDT student, Tobias Schwedes, who won third prize at the Imperial’s Graduate School’s 2016 3 Minute Thesis Competition. Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland. The exercise challenges PhD students to present a compelling oration on their thesis topic and its significance in just… Read more »
When: Wednesday, 18 May 2016 Time: 18:00 to 20:00 Where: Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Room G34 – Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom The Grantham Institute and the Mathematics of Planet Earth Centre for Doctoral Training invite members of the business community to attend a panel discussion at Imperial College London where experts… Read more »
The 2016 Centre for Doctoral Training Festival of Science was held at Imperial College London on the 15th of April. “Science & ScienceFiction”was proved to be an inspiring theme for speakers both from academia and industry. The interplay between real science and its fictional counterpart was highlighted in several captivating activities including a virtual reality experience with Titans of… Read more »
The 2016 Jamboree was held at the University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus. It was a great pleasure for the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Mathematics in Planet Earth to host this annual event, which provided a platform for disseminating outstanding research going on within the MPE CDT. This annual meeting drew more than 70 climate and weather scientists,… Read more »
We are delighted to announce the programme for term 3, MPE Wednesday Seminar Series. APRIL 2016 Location Speaker Title 27 April Imperial College London Dr Paul Williams (University of Reading) Time-stepping schemes in weather and climate models MAY 2016 4 May Imperial College London Prof Jan Zika (Imperial College London) Ocean water masses, global warming… Read more »
Date: 7-8 May Location: Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus Dates for the 2016 Imperial Festival have been announced. Put 7-8 May in your diary for a weekend of free hands-on activities, talks, music and dance for all ages. We hope you will come to visit the MPE CDT exhibit which will be located in the Energy and… Read more »
The MPE CDT would like to congratulate to Hinesh Chotai and Tobias Schwedes on the publication of the first two research briefs in the new Springer’s series in Mathematics of Planet Earth: Weather, Climate, Oceans.
Date: Friday 15th April 2016 Location: Sir Alexander Fleming Building (South Kensington Campus) The annual Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) Festival of Science is a chance for CDT students to showcase current research and scientific issues to the community of Imperial College London. This year’s theme “Science & Science-Fiction” will explore the role scientific research… Read more »
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Friday, February 26, 2016 University of Bath, Lecture Theatre 6W 1.2 Supported by London Mathematical Society Institute and EPSRC-CDT Mathematics of Planet Earth Jump to: Main Page Local and Travel information Abstracts The aim of this LMS Joint Research Group Grant, Scheme 3, Analysis, Geometry and Stochastics for Planet Earth is to investigate current challenges in mechanics, dynamics and… Read more »
If you are interested in applying for MPE CDT studentship please come to the MPE CDT Open Day held at Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus on Wednesday, 9th March 2016. If you wish to register for the event, please visit this website. If for any reason you cannot use this form to register for the event, please contact: email@example.com. Further… Read more »
Welcome to the second issue of the MPE CDT Newsletter. The purpose of this newsletter is to disseminate information about research and training activities, recent achievements and future events related to the MPE CDT among stakeholders and other interested parties.
We are pleased to announce the programme for term 2, MPE Wednesday Seminar Series. Location Speaker Title JANUARY 2016 20 January Imperial College London Prof Raymond Pierrehumbert (University of Oxford) Frontiers in exoplanet climate dynamics 27 January University of Reading Dr Hannah Christensen (University of Oxford) Stochastic parametrisation and model uncertainty in weather and climate models FEBRUARY… Read more »
Date: 21st – 23rd March Location: University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus Hosted by: EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the Mathematics of Planet Earth Following on from the success of the Jamboree 2014 we are pleased to announce that the event will be held on 21st– 23rdMarch 2016 at the University of Reading. This is an annual residential Mathematics of Planet Earth… Read more »
The 1st MPE CDT Stakeholder Committee meeting took place at Imperial College London on Tuesday November 10, 2015. Participants were delegates who represented the MPE CDT Partners, staff and students . The main focus of this meeting was to update the MPE CDT Partners on the Centre’s past and current activities. The goals and strategic plans for the coming year to… Read more »
The MPE CDT first Inter-Cohort activity took place on the 25th November 2015 at the Natural History Museum Ice Rink. The purpose of this event was to foster communication and synergies among all students who are part of the MPE CDT. With members from both Cohorts participating it was a great afternoon on a fantastic day in November. Thanks to everyone… Read more »
When: Wednesday 9 December 2015, 13.15 onwards Where: South Kensington Campus, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2AZ, Huxley rooms 341/342 This open day is for people interested in studying a taught course (MSc, MRes, MBA, MPH, MEd) or research programme (PhD, MD(Res) or EngD) at Imperial. This is your chance to get to know Imperial better… Read more »
Date:21-23 December 2015 Location: Huxley Building, South Kensington Campus (Clore Lecture Theatre, level 2) Aim: Sequential Monte Carlo Methods (also known as particle filtering or particle methods) have been a very successful topic in the field of Probability and Statistics that has attracted great popularity from the applied communities in Engineering, Econometrics and Medical or Life… Read more »
The “Mathematics of Planet Earth” exhibition is currently presented at the Imperial’s College Main Entrance. The event has been organised by the MPE CDT, in collaboration with Centre•Sciences and Imaginary platform. The official opening of the MPE exhibition took place on the 24th October 2015. We were delighted to have Prof Christiane Rousseau (Université de… Read more »
If you are interested in applying for MPE CDT studentship please come to the MPE CDT Open Day held at University of Reading, Whiteknights campus on Wednesday, 2nd December. This is your chance to get to meet current MPE CDT staff who will be able to advise you on available studentship opportunities and MPE CDT Programme. If you wish to register… Read more »
Applications to our fully funded four year doctoral programme are being accepted for the next intake of students who will start in September/October 2016. Applicants are strongly advised to submit their applications as soon as possible but not later than by 17th January. An interview day will take place on Wednesday 3rd February at the University of Reading. For more… Read more »
We are delighted to announce our MPE Wednesday Seminar Series for term 1 of the Academic Year 2015/16. This series will be given by climate and weather scientists, industrial partners and mathematicians who will present an overview of their current research activity and how it’s shaping and contributing to tackle global challenges in oceans, weather and climate…. Read more »
September 29, 2015 Room Lyle G74 CDT-Suite, University of Reading Supported by London Mathematical Society Institute and EPSRC-CDT Mathematics of Planet Earth Jump to: Main Page Local and Travel information Registration List of titles and Abstracts The aim of this LMS Joint Research Group Grant, Scheme 3, Analysis, Geometry and Stochastics for Planet Earth is… Read more »
The 2015 Kick off Camp will be held in September 7-17 on the University of Reading, Whiteknights campus. The Kick off Camp, is an annual two weeks event, offering a tailor made program, designed to fit the needs of the cohort of students joining the MPE CDT. The Kick off Camp sessions feature: seminars, Maths… Read more »
The MPE CDT has a great pleasure invite you to ‘Mathematics of Planet Earth’ Exhibition which will take place in the main entrance of Imperial’s South Kensington Campus, between Saturday 24 October– Sunday 1 November 2015. Mathematics of Planet Earth is an international exhibition displaying exhibits, videos and computer programs. Collectively these illustrate how mathematics plays… Read more »
Date: 2-6 November 2015Location: Imperial College London Scope:The workshop proposes to gather the combination of expertise needed to address compound and interdisciplinary questions raised by climate science, in the context of stochastic modelling in geophysical fluid dynamics, data assimilation and non-equilibrium phenomena. For more information please visit this website.
Date: 2-6 November 2015 Location: Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training Suite Organisers: Jochen Broecker (University of Reading), Dan Crisan (Imperial College London). Scientific Committee: Colin Cotter (Imperial) Darryl Holm (Imperial) Tobias Kuna (Reading) Peter Jan van Leeuwen (Reading) Valerio Lucarini (Reading) Roland Potthast (Reading and Deutscher Wetterdienst) Sebastian Reich (Reading… Read more »
The MPE CDT had a wonderful end-of-the-year activity at NPL on Friday, 3rd July 2015. This event gave students a chance to get together and relax before submission of their final MRes report. Special thanks to Prof Dan Crisan and Prof Beatrice Pelloni for providing some good spirit and activities that had the entire MPE CDT team… Read more »
Date: 29th June – 1st July 2015 Location: Imperial College London The Firedrake project is proud to host the 2015 FEniCS Workshop. The workshop is an opportunity for all those interested the FEniCS Project, and related projects such as dolfin-adjoint and Firedrake, to exchange ideas, communicate their results and network with the automated finite element community. The workshop welcomes existing and… Read more »
We are pleased to announce that a member of the MPE CDT staff, Dr David Ham together with P.E. Farrell (University of Oxford), S.W. Funke (Simula Research Laboratory), and M.E. Rognes (Simula Research laboratory), have won a prestigious Wilkinson Prize for developing software that makes light work of complex mathematical models. Well done and congratulations to… Read more »
Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Location: Room 402, EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training Suite, Imperial College London Supported by: London Mathematical Society Institute and EPSRC-CDT Mathematics of Planet Earth The aim of this LMS Joint Research Group Grant, Scheme 3, Analysis, Geometry and Stochastics for Planet Earth is to investigate current challenges in mechanics, dynamics and earth system which require an intricate integration… Read more »
The annual CDT Festival of Science and Engineering took place on 23rd April 2015, with the theme of “Criticism & Science”. The event took place in the Sir Alexander Fleming Building at Imperial College. The festival organising committee was composed of students from 10 different CDTs: Theory and Simulation of Materials, Controlled Quantum Dynamics, Sustainable Civil… Read more »
Date: Friday 10th July 2015 Location: Imperial College London The second National EPSRC CDT Administrators’ Conference is an informal event aimed at administrators or managers from all EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training which will provide an opportunity to meet and establish contacts with other CDT administrators to discuss good practice and challenges of centre administration… Read more »
Professor Edriss S. Titi, Weizmann Institute of Science and Texas A&M University, will give a guest lecture on Monday, April 27 from 3:00-4:00p.m. in the Room 401 at in the EPSRC CDTs Suite, Imperial College London. Professor Titi will discuss ” Finite Number of Determining Parameters for the Navier-Stokes Equations with Applications into Feedback Control… Read more »
Applications to our fully funded four year doctoral programme are still being accepted for the next intake of students who will start in September/October 2015. Applicants are strongly advised to submit their applications as soon as possible. For further details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MPE CDT holds regular MPE Wednesday Series comprising weekly seminars, presented by external speakers from the UK and overseas. Speakers in the Summer Term 2015 include: Prof Peter Ashwin (University of Exeter), Pof Daan Crommelin (University of Amsterdam), Prof Ramon van Handel (Princeton University) , Prof Robert McCann (University of Toronto Bahen Centre). Please… Read more »
Date: 23 April 2015 Location: Imperial College London The annual CDT Festival of Science & Engineering is a chance for CDT students to come together to organise and present a showcase of current science and scientific issues to the Imperial College London research community. The day is also an opportunity for all the CDTs to… Read more »
We are pleased to announce that we now have a Twitter account. Start following us on @MPECDT
We are delighted to present our first MPE CDT newsletter, which has been created to keep you informed of all MPE CDT initiatives. The first issue of the newsletter gives an overview of the MPE CDT activities and achievements over the past year and shares the latest news and upcoming events. We would welcome any suggestions or… Read more »
The MPE CDT is delighted to present another inspiring series of seminars, a programme of events delivered by eminent guest speakers, on a wide range of topics related to the MPE CDT research mission. The MPE Wednesday Series line-up for the Spring 2015 semester includes: Dr Coralia Cartis (University of Oxford), Dr Jochen Voss (University… Read more »
The 2014 Jamboree was held at the EPSRC Doctoral Training Centres, Imperial College London. It was a great pleasure for the Imperial College/University of Reading EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Mathematics in Planet Earth to host this annual event, in which MPE CDT students had an opportunity to showcase their research and its impact…. Read more »
We were delighted to welcome a number of prospective students that took the opportunity to find out more about the MPE CDT programme and its research areas. Current students and staff were available to talk to visitors about the wide range of available PhD opportunities as well as enrichment activities that make the MPE CDT… Read more »
We have a pleasure to announce that Prof Alex Mahalov is the next speaker at the MPE Wednesday event. The seminar will be held on 10th December 2014 at Imperial College London. Please download the MPE Wednesday timetable Term 1 Academic Year 2014-15
The next MPE Wednesday speaker is Prof John Thuburn.The talk will take place at the University of Reading.
We are delighted to announce that our guest speaker for the MPE Wednesday is Prof Rupert Klein. The event will be held on 19th November 2014 at Imperial College London
For Wednesday, November 12th, the speaker will be Prof Roland Potthast. The talk will take place at the University of Reading.
We have a pleasure to announce that Prof Robert Scheichl is the next speaker at the MPE Wednesday event. The seminar will be held on 5th November 2014 at Imperial College London.
If you are interested in applying for MPE CDT studentship please come to the Postgraduate Open Day held at Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus on Wednesday 10th December. This is your chance to get to meet current MPE CDT staff who will be able to advise you on available studentship opportunities and MPE CDT Programme…. Read more »
The Jamboree 2014 held at Imperial College London on 17-18 December will showcase MPE CDT students research and its impact. Please download Programme or contact MPE CDT Administrator (email@example.com) for further information on the event.
We are pleased to announce that our next guest speaker for the MPE Wednesday is Prof Jacques Vanneste. The event will be held on 29th October 2014 at the University of Reading .
It our great pleasure to announce that the Mathematics of Planet Earth CDT accepted 12 students through a competitive application process into its 2014-2015 inaugural cohort. The program kicked off with a residential course held in the University of Reading on September 8th-19th. The Kick-off Camp was custom-designed to meet the needs of this unique… Read more »
We are delighted to announce our first confirmed speaker for the 2014 MPE Wednesdays event. Prof. Hans Kaper is an applied mathematician interested in the mathematics of physical systems. His research focuses on the development of analytical and numerical methods for differential equations describing these systems. For further details on Prof Kaper career please refer… Read more »
Please join the new LinkedIn group for the MPE CDT
On 22 November, the Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts announced funding for the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Mathematics of Planet Earth. See the BBC coverage and the University of Reading press release.