Michael Ghil will be visiting the Math Department at Imperial College London (ICL) as a **Nelder Fellow** for a total of five weeks, 17 February – 7 March 2014, and 5 – 16 May 2014. He will lecture on *Mathematical Problems of Climate Dynamics*.

The PDF version of the lectures can be found on the ICL website, Nelder Fellow.

The guiding thread of his lectures will be bifurcation theory for systems of ordinary, stochastic and partial differential equations, as well as the ergodic theory of and statistical methods for such systems. The mathematics in the lectures will be motivated by the physical observations and the results validated against the latter.

During the first stay, he will deliver six lectures on “Mathematical Problems in Climate Dynamics”, namely:

- Lecture I: Observations and planetary flow theory (GFD(1))
- Lecture II: Atmospheric LFV(2) & LRF(3)
- Lecture III: EBMs(4), paleoclimate & “tipping points”
- Lecture IV: The wind-driven ocean circulation
- Lecture V: SSA Lecture V: Advanced spectral methods–SSA(5) et al.
- Lecture VI: Nonlinear & stochastic models–RDS(6)

(1) GFD = Geophysical fluid dynamics; (2) LFV = Low-frequency variability; (3) LRF = Long-range forecasting; (4) EBM = Energy balance model; (5) SSA = Singular-spectrum analysis; (6) RDS = Random dynamical system

The PDF version of the lectures can be found on the ICL website, Nelder Fellow.