Kristian Strommen

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Kristian Strommen

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

I joined the group January 2016 as a postdoctoral research assistant to work on the PRIMAVERA project. PRIMAVERA is a European Union Horizon 2020 project which aims to develop a new generation of advanced and well-evaluated high-resolution global climate models. My work at Oxford is investigating the use of stochastic physics to improve existing models.

I am particularly interested in the following:

  • Impact of stochastic physics on the model mean state and climate sensitivity
  • Impact of stochastic physics on large-scale dynamical phenomena: North-Atlantic regimes, ENSO, monsoons, ...
  • Challenges in seasonal predictability: the signal-to-noise paradox of NAO predictions.
  • Understanding North Atlantic regimes.
  • Using novel mathematical techniques such as persistent homology to shed light on climate science.

Prior to this post, I completed my DPhil (=Ph.D.) in Pure Mathematics at Oxford University. My thesis was titled "Galois Groups and Anabelian Reconstruction" and fell broadly under the umbrellas of number theory, more specifically anabelian geometry and valued fields.