Public Lecture: Dr Robert Bishop, "The role of computing in climate science"

Past Event

18 March 2010, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

Brief synopsis: Although "High Performance Computing" is currently deployed in several centres for climate research, computing power is not used at sufficient levels to achieve substantial success on a global basis. Given the complexity of the climate problem, a quantum leap in computing capabilities will be necessary to handle next-generation climate models. In this lecture, Robert Bishop will discuss efforts to build an International Centre for Earth Simulation (ICES) capable of finding new insights into weather, climate, environment and disaster risk reduction.

Dr Robert Bishop is President of the newly formed International Centre for Earth Simulation Foundation. He has over 40 years of global experience in scientific, technical and engineering computing, and the techniques of modelling, simulation and visualization. He has built and managed international operations within Digital Equipment Corporation, Apollo Computer and Silicon Graphics Inc. In 2006, Dr Bishop was awarded the Distinguished Public Service Medal by NASA.

The lecture is free and open to the public, but please arrive early to ensure entry