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  MATHEMATICS OF PLANET EARTH CDT/MET OFFICE ONE WEEK SUMMER COURSE 29 June to 3 July 2020 Applications are invited from PhD students to attend a one-week course on “Modern data-based and complex systems approaches to climate dynamics”. The course, which will be held at the Met Office in Exeter, is being run by the… Read more »

The 27th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) in Montréal, Canada

Earlier this month (9th – 17th July, 2019), Elena Saggioro and I were in Montréal for the General Assembly of the IUGG, a quadrennial gathering of nearly 4000 geoscientists from all over the world sharing their latest scientific advances. Picture: At the conference centre The IUGG, which celebrates its centenary this year, is an international… Read more »


Applications are invited from PhD students to attend a one-week course on “Multiscale analysis of atmosphere-ocean flows and related numerical issues”. The course, which will be held at the Met Office in Exeter, is being run by the MPE CDT and the Met Office The course will be attended by the MPE CDT… Read more »

MPE Wednesday Seminar 10th October – Prof Owen Jones at University of Reading

Title: Runoff processes on trees   Abstract: The volume of catchment discharge that reaches a stream via the overland flow path is critical for water quality prediction, because it is via this pathway that most particulate pollutants are generated and transported to the stream channel, via surface erosion processes. When it rains, spatial variation in… Read more »

CDT Summer picnic

This summer was one of the hottest ever on record across the whole of Europe. In order to appreciate this amazing summer, we decided to organise a picnic in Hyde Park for the middle of July. As the day approached, being a weather and climate focused CDT, we checked the Met Office weather forecast daily… Read more »

MPE CDT Sandpit Events 2018

The Sandpit is an annual event where potential supervisors for MPECDT students pitch ideas for projects. There is considerable scope for collaboration on this and student input is crucial, thus there are both presentations and breakout sessions for staff and students together. It is also an excellent mechanism to instigate new collaborations cross different Departments… Read more »

MPE CDT to participate at the Schrödinger lecture reception

On Wednesday 1 February, Professor David Hand will be giving the 29th Schrödinger lecture in the Great Hall, entitled ‘Data, data everywhere, but let’s just stop and think’. After the lecture there will be a  reception in the Queen’s Tower Rooms during which the MPE CDT students will have an opportunity to showcase their research and… Read more »

Congratulations Tobias Schwedes on your first published paper

The MPE CDT would like to congratulate Tobias Schwedes on the publication of his first research paper entitled: ‘An iteration count estimate for a mesh-dependent steepest descent method based on finite elements and Riesz inner product representation’. Further details can be found here:

Welcome to our student blog

Some of our students have been working on website where they can share articles, videos and interviews. The aim is to communicate their research and lessons learnt as part of the MPE CDT course in an approachable way. Hopefully they can tackle some myths and misunderstandings about climate science, weather prediction and related topics.  There… Read more »

Jamboree 2016

The 2016 Jamboree was held at the University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus. It was a great pleasure for the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Mathematics in Planet Earth to host this annual event, which provided a platform for disseminating outstanding research going on within the MPE CDT. This annual meeting drew more than 70 climate and weather scientists,… Read more »

Christmas Workshop on Sequential Monte Carlo and related methods

Date:21-23 December 2015 Location: Huxley Building, South Kensington Campus (Clore Lecture Theatre, level 2) Aim: Sequential Monte Carlo Methods (also known as particle filtering or particle methods) have been a very successful topic in the field of Probability and Statistics that has attracted great popularity from the applied communities in Engineering, Econometrics and Medical or Life… Read more »

Official opening of the MPE exhibition

The “Mathematics of Planet Earth” exhibition is currently presented at the Imperial’s College Main Entrance. The event has been organised by the MPE CDT, in collaboration with Centre•Sciences and Imaginary platform. The official opening of the MPE exhibition took place on the 24th October 2015. We were delighted to have Prof Christiane Rousseau (Université de… Read more »

Analysis, Geometry and Stochastics for Planet Earth

Date: September 29, 2015 Location: Room Lyle G74 CDT-Suite, University of Reading The aim of this LMS Joint Research Group Grant, Scheme 3, Analysis, Geometry and Stochastics for Planet Earth is to investigate current challenges in mechanics, dynamics and earth system which require an intricate integration of techniques from geometry, analysis and stochastic processes. Researchers interested to participate are warmly welcome. For… Read more »

The MPE CDT end-of-the-year event

The MPE CDT had a wonderful end-of-the-year activity at NPL on Friday, 3rd July 2015. This event gave students a chance to get together and relax before submission of their final MRes report. Special thanks to Prof Dan Crisan and Prof Beatrice Pelloni for providing some good spirit and activities that had the entire MPE CDT team… Read more »

Places for 2014/15 now full

The allocation of places for the 2014/15 academic year is now complete although there may be some flexibility in exceptional cases. Please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss an application by contacting