JuliaCon 2023

Alan, Julia and Climate
07-28, 14:30–14:55 (US/Eastern), 32-141

Join us for ASE-60, where we celebrate the life and the career of Professor Alan Stuart Edelman, on the occasion of his 60th birthday: https://math.mit.edu/events/ase60celebration/

This is a story of how Julia catalyzed a connection between computational and climate sciences at MIT. It was only a few years ago that a group of of us from EAPS crossed campus to meet Alan’s group and discuss how to move climate modeling forward. We now have a numerical model of the ocean written in Julia that runs on GPUs and is nearly ten times faster than any other existing ocean model. The atmospheric model is also being completed. We have started teaching classes that introduce MIT students to Julia as a tool to study climate. All this was made possible at that first meeting and thanks to Alan's vision.