M4PE Seminar – Fiona Johnson: Droughts, floods and statistics

Title: Droughts and flooding rains – statistical methods for hydrological extremes Date/Time: Wednesday the 17th of April 4pm-5pm Location: UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics, Red Centre room 2060 (level 2) Talk summary Hydrological extremes by their very nature are rare events and require careful use of statistical methods to ensure robust and reliable predictions. This presentation focuses on two case studies of application of statistical methods in hydrological engineering. The first example is the use of discrete wavelet transforms to better understand the drivers of multi year droughts in the Murray… Read More

PhD Project: Wake interference by swimming crocodiles

Top-up PhD scholarship available to study how crocodiles can swim underwater without creating surface ripples.

University-Industry partnership to focus on Dry Eye Syndrome

UNSW Sydney is collaborating with the non-profit Brian Holden Vision Institute and medical device company TeleMedC in a new $445,000 research project to develop a state-of-the-art computational model of tear film dynamics of a blinking eye. Each time you blink, your eyes replenish the tear film, a thin fluid interface between the surface of the eye and the environment. Although it is less than a tenth the thickness of a human hair, the tear film plays an important role in cleaning and protecting the delicate ocular surface while maintaining clear vision. Chronic… Read More

M4PE Seminar next Monday on Convergent Estimates of Marine Nitrogen Fixation to be delivered by visiting Professor Francois Primeau

Title: Convergent Estimates of Marine Nitrogen Fixation Speaker: Francois Primeau (UC Irvine) Date: Mon, 18/02/2019 – 4:00pm Venue: RC-4082, The Red Centre (School of Mathematics and Statsitics), UNSW Abstract:  Uncertainty in the global patterns of marine nitrogen fixation limits our understanding of the response of the ocean’s nitrogen and carbon cycles to environmental change. The geographical distribution and ecological controls on nitrogen fixation are difficult to constrain with limited in-situ measurements. Here Prof. Primeau will present an inverse model to constrain the residual mean circulation of the ocean and to estimate rates… Read More

Scientists and schools join forces to understand urban climate

A new citizen science project will place meteorological and air quality sensors in Sydney schools to gather valuable research data and increase awareness of the changing local urban environment.