Scientific Grand Challenges and New Perspectives in Applied Mathematics: Ocean, Atmosphere and Climate Sciences

  • Start Date: 07/24/2019
  • End Date: 07/26/2019

University of Victoria


This is a conference in honour of Professor Andrew J. Majda’s 70th birthday. A public lecture on dinosaurs and the theories of mass extinction will be given on July 24th by Gerta Keller. The local organizer of the conference is by Boualem Khouider. More details will be posted when they become available.


Confirmed Speakers: 

Jeff Anderson, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Noah Brenowitz, University of Washington

Antoine Cerfon, Courant Institute

Nan Chen, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Peter Constantin, Princeton University

Dale Durran, University of Washington

Eric Vanden Eijden, Courant Institute

Christian Franzke, Hamburg University

Dargan Frierson, University of Washington

Dimitrios Giannakis, Courant Institute

Colin Goldblatt, University of Victoria

David Goluskin, University of Victoria

John Harlim, Penn State University

Markos Katsoulakis, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 

Gerta Keller (Public Lecture), Princeton University

George Kiladis, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Rupert Klein, Freie Universitat

Boualem Khouider, University of Victoria

Yoonsang Lee, Dartmouth College

Richard McLaughlin, North Carolina State University

Mustafa Mohamad, Courant Institute

Mitch Moncrieff, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Nick Moore, Florida State University

David Neelin, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

Di Qi, Courant Institute

Themis Sapsis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

John Scinocca, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Leslie Smith, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Shafer Smith, Courant Institute

Samuel Stechmann, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Andrew Stuart, California Institute of Technology

Enrique A. Thomann, Oregon State University

Edriss Titi, Texas A&M University and Weizmann Institute

Xin Tong, National University of Singapore 

Bruce Turkington, University Massachusetts, Amherst

Xoaming Wang, Florida State University

Qiu Yang, Courant Institute

Laure Zanna, Oxford University 

Francis Zwiers, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium


Registration & Schedule:

Please click here to register and see the agenda.


The book of titles and abstracts is available here.  




Bob Wright Centre, room A104.


More information will be made available soon. 

Other Information: 

Accommodation options for Majda workshop on Scientific Grand Challenges:


Unfortunately, we are not able to provide travel or accommodation support for non-invited speakers and attendees.


Please click here for more information about accommodation options in Victoria.