# Selected recent publications:

**Statistical mechanics and climate:**

F. BOUCHET, J. LAURIE, and O. ZABORONSKI, 2014, Langevin dynamics, large deviations and instantons for the quasi-geostrophic model and two-dimensional Euler equations, accepted for publication in J. Stat. Phys (May 2014), arXiv preprint arXiv:1403.0216 [.pdf]

**Review paper on the statistical mechanics of geophysical flows:**F. BOUCHET, and A. VENAILLE, Statistical mechanics of two-dimensional and geophysical flows, Physics Reports, 2012 [.pdf]

Last updated July 2014.

# News:

June 2014: Seminar at the conference "Mathematical Hydrodynamics" at Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris

This is
an example of a seminar about large deviations in
geophysical fluid dynamics intended at researchers in
mathematics:** Abrupt transitions and
large deviations in geophysical turbulent flows**

March 2014: Seminar at KITP in Santa Barbara (USA)

This is an example of a seminar about large deviations in geophysical fluid dynamics intended at researchers in climate dynamics:

Abrupt Transitions and Large Deviations in Geophysical Turbulent Flows[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam] |

March 2014:
AXA grant - Extreme events in climate

Jeroen Wouters, a young post-doc researcher, has been
awarded a two year AXA fellowship in order to work under
my supervision. We will work on the computation of
the probability of extreme events in climate models. He is
just arrived at ENS-Lyon.

February 2014: Lectures at
Leuven's university

Slides
lecture 1.

Slides
lecture 2.

Slides
lecture 3.

Warsaw
school of statistical physics lecture notes

November 2013: ERC Grant.

I have been awarded a European
Research Council grant: "Large Deviations and Non
Equilibrium Phase Transitions for Turbulent Flows,
Climate, and the Solar System". The aim of the research
project is to use tools from statistical mechanics (large
deviation theory, algorithms to compute rare events) in
order to compute rare events relevant for climate, and the
solar system dynamics.

June 2013: Lectures at the
5th Warsaw school of statistical physics (at
Kazimierz).

Slides
lecture 1.

Slides
lecture 2.

Slides lecture 3.

Lecture
notes

References and documents about
climate physics.

June
2013: Seminar in classes préparatoires.

April
2013: Max Potters awarded for his Master
thesis.

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

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

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.

Can we predict cyclones by rolling dices ?

January
2013: Conference "Statistical mechanics
and climate".

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".

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"

September
2012: Book of Cedric Villani.

*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.

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" :

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