Mathematics and Climate - Challenges for Dynamical Systems

Date: 
2016/06/17 Fri 16:30 - 18:00
Room: 
Room 108, Building No.3
Speaker: 
Prof. Hans G. Kaper
Affiliation: 
Georgetown University, Washington, DC, and "Mathematics and Climate Research Network" (MCRN)
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.