Autumn 2019

Seminar Philosophy of science perspectives on the climate challenge

Interdisciplinary meetings devoted to the foundational and conceptual issues in climate science and climate modelling.

2019–10–04 Introduction

10:15–12:00 Unitobler F004

2019–10–11 Paper discussion

10:15–12:00 Unitobler F004

Frigg, R. et al. (2014). Laplace's demon and the adventures of his apprentices. Philosophy of Science, 81, 31–59. Full text

Nabergall et al. (2019). An antidote for hawkmoths: on the prevalence of structural chaos in non-linear modeling. European Journal for Philosophy of Science, 9, 21. Full text

Smith, L. A. (2002). What might we learn from climate forecasts. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 4, 2487–92. Full text

McWilliams, J. C. (2007). Irreducible imprecision in atmospheric and oceanic simulations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 21, 8709–13. Full text

2019–10–17 Talk by Roman Frigg

10:15–12:00 Unitobler F001

Talk by Roman Frigg (London School of Economics) 

We will discuss an unpublished draft, please contact us to get the document.

2019–10-18 Paper discussion

10:15–12:00 Unitobler F004

Reichstein et al. (2019). Deep learning and process understanding for data-driven Earth system science. Nature, 566, 195–204. Full text

Knüsel et al. (2019). Applying big data beyond small problems in climate research. Nature Climate Change, 9, 196–202. Full text

Unpublished draft. Please contact us to get the document.

2019–11–15 Workshop big data, machine learning, climate modelling & understanding

9:15-12:00 Unitobler F011

With Benedikt Knüsel (ETHZ), Lionel Moret (MeteoSwiss) and Tim Räz (UNIBE).

2019–11–22 Talk by Juan Avella & paper discussion

10:15-12:00 Unitobler F004

Talk by Juan Avella (UNIBE) and discussion of the paper :

Weaver et al. (2013). Improving the contribution of climate model information to decision making. WIREs: Clim Change, 4, 39–60. Full text

2019–11–29 Talk by Mathias Frisch

10:15–12:00 Unitobler F004

Talk by Mathias Frisch (Leibniz Universität Hannover).

2019–12–05 Talky by Stefan Brönnimann

11:15–13:00 Unitobler F114

Talk by Stefan Brönnimann (UNIBE)

2019–12–13 Talk by Emmanuele Russo

10:15–12:00 Unitobler F004

Talk by Emmanuele Russo (UNIBE) and discussion of the paper:

Samartin et al. (2017). Warm mediterranean mid-holocene summers inferred from fossil midge assemblages. Nature Geosci, 10, 207–212. Full text