For the Brandeis’ Year of Climate Action, we are organizing a special one day virtual conference bringing together leading researchers in mathematical modeling related to climate change. The conference will cover techniques from mathematical modeling, data analysis and climate policy, and topics including impact of climate change on vegetation, animal populations, water/ice, carbon, and human health. We are excited to have a wonderful line up of speakers who will outline open problems and challenges for the future and the audience will have a chance to interact with them in the panel discussion concluding the conference!

The conference will take place virtually on Zoom on May 26th, 2022 from 10am to 5pm (Eastern Time). The provisional schedule is outlined below and in the conference poster:

Zoom webinar link for the conference:

  • 10-10:05: Welcome and Introduction
  • 10:05-11: “Assessing temporal dynamics of biodiversity in a context of global change, the example of plants and pollinators” François Duchenne, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research
  • 11:05-12: “Tropical Biomes in a Changing World” – Carla Staver, Yale University
  • 12 -1: Lunch Break
  • 1-1:55: “Mathematical challenges in dealing with climate change” – Simon Levin, Princeton University
  • 2-2:55: “Turbulent ocean heat flux and the implications for climate change” Sally Warner, Brandeis University
  • 3-3:55: “Observing interactions between ocean and ice shelves in Antarctica” – Irena Vankova,  British Antarctic Survey
  • 4-5: Panel Discussion: What can mathematics do for the planet? Chaired by Denis Patterson, Princeton University

Organizers: Thomas Fai (Brandeis), Denis Patterson (Princeton) & Jonathan Touboul (Brandeis).