Dr. Ian Eisenman has been an assistant professor since 2012 at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. He received a PhD in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Harvard University, a masters degree in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University, a masters degree in Physics from UC Santa Barbara, and a bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Physics from Williams College. His research is in climate dynamics, focusing especially on the role of sea ice in the climate system. He uses a variety of models ranging from idealized mathematical representations of climate phenomena that can be addressed with pencil and paper to comprehensive climate models that are run on massive computer clusters, also drawing on observations. A general theme of his research is to use physical modeling and mathematical methods to address societally relevant problems.
Date of talk: February 11, 2014