Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Non-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics and the Theory of Extreme Events in Earth Science

29 October - 1 November 2013

Organisers: Valerio Lucarini (Hamburg / Reading) and Sandro Vaienti (Centre de Physique Théorique, Marseille)

in association with the Newton Institute programme Mathematics for the Fluid Earth
(21 October - 20 December 2013)

Apply (deadline 15 September 2013) | Programme | Participants | Poster Session


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Contributions to the workshop are encouraged in relevant areas and e.g. in the following topics: large deviation theory, extreme value theory, dynamical systems, bifurcations, chaos, predictability, Lyapunov exponents and vectors, data assimilation, multifractal properties of fluid flows, long-term memory, turbulence, stochastic processes, response theory for non-equilibrium systems.

This event will hopefully give impetus for extending the collaboration between meteorologists, climate scientists, physicists, and mathematicians.


Invited speakers will include:

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The Registration Package includes admission to all seminars, lunches and refreshments on the days that lectures take place (Tuesday – Friday), wine reception and conference dinner, but does not include other meals or accommodation.

Conference Dinner Only

Participants on the Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event. For all remaining participants who would like to attend, such as Visiting Fellows, programme participants or their guests, the above charge will apply.


Unfortunately we do not have any accommodation to offer so all successful applicants will need to source their own accommodation. Please see the Hotels Combined website for a list of local hotels and guesthouses.

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Lunch will be served at Wolfson Court in the Cafeteria from 12:30 to 13:30 on days that lectures take place.

Evening Meal

Participants are free to make their own arrangements for dinner.

Conference Dinner

The Conference Dinner will take place at 19:30 on Wednesday 30 October at Emmanuel College - please see the menu for details. Dress is smart casual. Participants on the Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event. All remaining participants are encouraged to attend at a charge for the price of £52 each.

If you are on the dinner list please ensure you arrive by 19:15 at the College.

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