Chapman Chair


Jürgen Kurths

Renowned German mathematical physicist Jürgen Kurths is the current Sydney Chapman Endowed Chair of Physical Sciences. He developed this schedule with an eye to interdisciplinary research and hopes that mathematicians, biologists, climate scientists, geoscientists, and scientists from many other disciplines will attend. The seminars are open to all levels from undergraduates to faculty.

Chapman Chair Schedule of Seminars
Fall 2019

Causality vs Correlation: How do we tell them apart and when to use which in your data?

The Fall seminar series will be held September 3-6, 2019.

Dr. Juergen Kurths will once again chair the event, as well as present a lecture. Additionally, we look forward to guest lecturers Dmitri Kondrashov from the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at UCLA, and Claudia Lainscsek, Associate Project Scientist, Institute for Neural Computation at UCSD.

Lectures and events will be held on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in the GI Elvey Auditorium and Globe Room.

Learn more about out visiting guest speakers:

Invitational Talk: Correlation and causality from rather short geophysical time series

When:  Tuesday, September 3, from 2:30-3:30 pm

About Dr. Jürgen Kurths

Dr. Jürgen Kurths is a chair of the research domain Transdisciplinary Concepts of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, a Professor of Nonlinear Dynamics at the Institute of Physics at the Humboldt University, Berlin, and a 6th-century chair for Complex Systems Biology at the Institute for Complex Systems and Mathematical Biology atKings College, Aberdeen University (UK). His research is mainly concerned with nonlinear physics and complex systems sciences and their applications to challenging problems in Earth system, physiology, systems biology and engineering.

Invitational Talk: Causality and information flow in dynamical systems with applications

When:  Thursday, September 5, from 2:30-3:30 pm

About Dr. Claudia Lainscsek

Dr. Claudia Lainscsek
Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Institute for Neural Computation (INC) University of California San Diego

Invitational Talk: Multiscale climate interactions: data-adaptive fingerprinting and stochastic models

When:  Friday, September 6, from 4:00-5:00 pm

About Dr. Dmitri Kondrashov

Dr. Dmitri Kondrashov is a Full Researcher at the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, and is a member of Theoretical Climate Dynamics Group, headed by Michael Ghil.

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