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The Cross-CDT Dragon’s Den Showcase 2017

When: Thursday, 27 July 2017 Where: Imperial Enterprise Lab, Level 2, Sherfield Building The Cross-CDT Dragon’s Den Showcase 2017 is the grand finale of the first inter-Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) Dragon’s Den competition run by Imperial Enterprise Lab. Students from four of the universities leading CDTs have been developing their entrepreneurial ideas into projects over the… Read more »

New Trends in Applied Geometric Mechanics – Celebrating Prof Darryl Holm’s 70th birthday

This will be an interdisciplinary conference  on applied geometric mechanics to coincide with Darryl Holm’s 70th birthday. Geometric mechanics was first developed by Arnold, Smale, Marsden and Weinstein and has found applications in areas ranging from multi-scale fluid modelling to image registration. Many of these applications were developed by D. Holm over 35 years at… Read more »

The MPE CDT staff member, Prof Sebastian Reich, established the DFG funded Collaborative Research Center SFB 1294 “Data Assimilation – The Seamless Integration of Data and Models”

We are delighted to announce the opening of a new centre for Data Assimilation at the University of Potsdam (details at led by our MPECDT Chair of the Research Committee, Professor Sebastian Reich. The assimilation of time-dependent data sets into complex evolution models leads to unique mathematical and computational challenges, which provide the central… Read more »

University of Reading SIAM-IMA student chapter

On Friday 16th May, the University of Reading SIAM-IMA student chapter hosted their annual conference. There was strong MPE involvement in the conference: 2 current PhD students were on the organising committee, 4 students gave talks and 4 students presented posters. The conference was attended by over 40 staff and students including many students from… Read more »

The MPE CDT Jamboree 2017 Awards

The MPE CDT research excellence was again reflected by the breadth and depth of oral and poster research presentations at this year’s Jamboree. The MPE CDT was pleased to offer a number of awards and prizes during this event. MPE CDT MRes Student Award to Lea Oljaca and Riccardo Passaggeri. The prizes were sponsored by the Department of Mathematics… Read more »

Mathematics of Planet Earth Jamboree 2017

On 20th-22nd March the Mathematics of Planet Earth Centre for Doctoral Training (MPE CDT) held its third annual Jamboree event. This is a celebration of the work of the staff and students of the CDT and includes seminars from industrial and academic speakers, as well as the opportunity for students to present their research. For… Read more »

First Cross CDTs Dragon’s Den is here!

This Dragon’s Den style competition offers seed funding of £5K to the winning team that will allow them to begin the commercial development of a scientific idea/invention unrelated to their PhD projects. The competition includes bespoke training and mentorship by the Imperial College Business School and external entrepreneurship experts. The Live Final of the CDT… Read more »

MPE CDT trip to the Met Office

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 »

Congratulations to Carlo Cafaro and Ioannis Katharopoulos for winning the runners up prize at the “Chaos and Confidence in Weather Forecasting” event.

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 »

The MPE CDT staff member, Tristan Pryer, received funding for Researcher Links Trilateral Workshop

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 »

MPE CDT staff member Dr David Ham has been appointed as an executive editor of Geoscientific Model Development

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 »

Paulina Rowińska reports on visit the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) at Brown University

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 »

2016 SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Planet Earth

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 »

The MPE CDT Open Day 2016

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 »

The 2016 Kick off Camp

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 »

Educating future sustainable entrepreneurs: congratulations to our student, Thomas Leahy, for being part of the winning team.

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 »

The MPE CDT end of year event 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 »

CONVO: What to do about climate change? Making sense of a difficult problem

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 »

MPE CDT students Paulina Rowińska and Tom Bendall report back on a panel discussion: Numbers to the rescue: can maths save the planet?

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 »

Welcome to our student blog

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 »

Imperial’s Graduate School’s 2016 3 Minute Thesis Competition

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 »

CDTs Festival of Science 2016

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 »

Jamboree 2016

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 »

MPE Wednesday Seminar Series – term 3 Academic Year 2015/16

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 »

Mathematics of Planet Earth – A Primer

Written by experienced researchers and educators in mathematics textbook is the first of its kind to link together the disparate fundamental topics necessary in educating and training the future leaders in this new and exciting field.

MPE CDT Newsletter 2016

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.  

MPE CDT Stakeholder Committee meeting

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 »

Applications for the 2016/17 academic year

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 »