Freddy BOUCHET

Freddy Bouchet











Selected recent publications:

Statistical mechanics and climate:  F. BOUCHET, C. NARDINI, T. TANGARIFE, Kinetic theory of jet dynamics in the stochastic barotropic and 2D Navier-Stokes equations - arXiv:1305.0877, 2013 [.pdf]
Review paper on the statistical mechanics of geophysical flows: Statistical mechanics of two-dimensional and geophysical flows, Physics Reports, 2012 [.pdf]
More preprints 
Last updated May 2013.

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June 2013: Kazimierz.
Slides lecture 1.
Slides lecture 2.
Slides lecture 3.

References and documents about climate physics.

June 2013: Seminar in classes préparatoires.

At "Lycée la Martinière", Lyon. Slides.

April 2013: Max Potters awarded for his Master thesis

Max Potters, from Utrecht university, worked with me during one year in 2011 in order to prepare his Master thesis. He has been awarded a price for his work while in Lyon. His work deals with the statistical mechanics of the Shallow Water equations. It has been recognized as the best Master thesis of Utrecht university that year. More.


Max Potters Award


March 2013: Conference "Vortex dynamics: formation, structure and function"

At Fukuoka, Japan. Slides.

February 2013: Large audience conference in a UK High-School. 

Shakespeare's school
                  at StratfortShakespeare portrait

As I was fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies of Warwick university (UK), at the mathematic department, I was asked to make a public lecture for high-school students at the grammar school of Stratfort-upon-Avon, the former school of Shakespeare. Slides.

Cours-Stratfort
     Can we predict cyclones by rolling dices ?




January 2013: Conference "Statistical mechanics and climate"

At Reading, UK. Slides.

December 2012: Invited seminar at AGU meeting, San Francisco.

The American Geophysical Union meeting gathers the world specialists of geosciences. I gave an invited seminar on "atmosphere jet dynamics and statistical physics".

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I also advice you to look at the excellent seminar of Ray Pierre-Humbert on the history of the successes (and sometimes failures) of climate science to predict facts that have been observed a-posteriori. Pierre-Humbert's talk and slides.


October 2012: Large audience seminar on climate, in Lyon: “Changements de climat : changements de société ?”, organisée par Pauline Lachapelle dans le cadre des recontres "Et si on en parlait"

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September 2012: Book of Cedric Villani.

Publication of the book of the field medal recipient Cédric Villani: Théorème vivant, Paris, Éd. Grasset et Fasquelle, 2012.

Cedric refers in his book to some relations between his work and ours (please do not laugh when you will see my picture in his book).


September 2012: Lectures of Peyresq's school published.

During four years, I was organizing a school on nonlinear dynamics, Aux Rencontres de Peyresq, in the village of Peyresq. Together with J.A. Sepulchre and B. Audoly, we have edited a book: Peyresq lectures on non-linear dynamics, with some of the main lectures. It has just been published. 

June 2012: Organization of a conference on rare events in Lyon.

In relation with my project to develop tools for the theory and computation of extreme events in turbulent flows with application to climate, I have initiated a conference that gathered the world specialist of rare event computation in natural sciences:
COMPUTATION OF TRANSITION TRAJECTORIES AND RARE EVENTS IN NON-EQUILIBRIUM SYSTEMS (Applications in turbulence, chemistry, (bio)physics).
This event has been organized by Frédéric Cérou, Marianne Corvellec, Arnaud Guyader, Hugo Touchette and myself, with the help of Samantha Barendson.


May 2012: Antoine at CNRS.

Antoine Venaille, my first PhD student, has been hired at CNRS after a two-year post-doc in Princeton in the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics In relation with my project to develop tools for the theory and computation of extreme events in turbulent flows with application to climate, I have initiated a conference that gathered the world specialist of rare event computation in natural sciences:

April 2012: Research lectures.
Given at the spring school  "Kinetic Theory and Fluid Mechanics" :

    I) Introduction
    II) Equilibrium Statistical mechanics of the 2D Euler equations

    III) Kinetic theory of the 2D Euler and stochastic Navier-Stokes equations

    IV) Non-equilibrium phase transitions and large deviations in the 2D stochastic Navier-Stokes equations