SAMSI Opening Workshop: August 21-25, 2017

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**Deadline for applications is July 6, 2017

The Hamner Conference Center/NC Biotech Center in Research Triangle Park, NC.

This workshop serves to introduce the activity of the entire SAMSI program that will last from August 2017 through May 2018. There will be overview lectures by leading scientists in the field, a series of sessions of research talks and round table discussions, discussions and initial meetings of Working Groups, and a short course on computational methods.

The opening day (August 21) will consist of five Overview Lectures designed to highlight major areas of climate science for which there is a need for input from mathematicians and statisticians. Speakers and summary titles are:

Vipin Kumar (University of Minnesota): Climate Informatics
Kristie Ebi (University of Washington): Climate and Health
Leonard Smith (London School of Economics): Climate Prediction
Bill Collins (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab): Mathematical Challenges in Climate Modeling
Ken Kunkel (NOAA): Climate Datasets

Program Leaders:
Amy Braverman, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech
Peter Challenor, University of Exeter
Christopher Jones, UNC
Doug Nychka, NCAR
Brian Reich, NCSU
Michael Wehner, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Mary Lou Zeeman, Bowdoin College

SAMSI Directorate Liaison
Richard Smith (UNC-Chapel Hill)

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