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[Met-jobs] Post-doc: Large deviation theory and computation of rare events in geophysical turbulent flows

From Freddy Bouchet <freddy.bouchet@icloud.com>
To Luminata Danaila <danaila@coria.fr>
Cc Freddy Bouchet <freddy.bouchet@ens-lyon.fr>
Date Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:58:19 +0100


Job openings ERC-TRANSITION group (Freddy BOUCHET, ENS-Lyon, France)

Position

Postdoc 

Title

Large deviation theory and computation of rare events in geophysical turbulent flows

TRANSITION Project

The research project TRANSITION aims at developing statistical mechanics tools, mainly based on large deviation theory, in order to compute rare events which are essential in the understanding of turbulent flows. The project focusses mainly on flows relevant for atmosphere, ocean, and climate dynamics. The problems studied span a complete range between academic turbulence problems and applications to climate dynamics, bridging theoretical studies from first principles with empirical computation of rare events through dedicated algorithms in realistic models of atmosphere and ocean dynamics.

Research/Job description

The post-doc will take part on this ongoing research program by developing the numerical aspects of the computation of large deviation and rare events for turbulent flows. The project could deal either with academic basic problems or applications to atmosphere and ocean dynamics. The postdoctoral candidate should have a solid background in physics, applied mathematics, or climate dynamics. Furthermore, he/she should have experience in the numerical simulation of nonlinear partial differential equations, possibly in turbulence.



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