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Nonautonomous dynamical systems: from theory to applications – July 2021

This event will take place on July 5, 2021 at the University of Exeter (Streatham Campus) in Exeter, with further opportunities to participate in informal discussions on 6th and 7th July.


Please register here by June 30, 2021. There is no registration fee.


This research workshop aims to discuss the latest developments of theory and application of nonautonomous dynamical systems, i.e. dynamical systems that evolve in time but where parameters also change with time, with specific reference to application of climate modelling. There is an international consensus on the importance of understanding the response of the climate system to anthropogenic, and potentially fast, change in forcing, so that negative impacts on society can be mitigated. Of particular focus will be notions of attractors of nonautonomous dynamical systems and new methods to understand “typical behaviour”.

The workshop will take place physically (subject to any changing restrictions due to Covid) but virtual attendance will also be possible. Please indicate how you would like to attend during registration.

If you would like to contribute a poster (also to be made available physically and virtually), please let us know in the registration.

Organisation and funding

This workshop is organised by, Peter Ashwin (Exeter) and Lea Oljaca (Exeter), under the EPSRC funded project “Applied Nonautonomous Dynamical Systems: Theory, Methods and Examples” and together with principal researchers; Martin Rasmussen (Imperial) and Valerio Lucarini,(Reading) and project partners; Richard Wood (Met office), TiPES and S Wieczorek (Cork).

For more information, contact Lea Oljaca

Speakers include

Prospective Schedule

  • Monday July 5, 2021
    10:30-11:00 Arrival, registration, coffee
    11:00-11:40 I Longo
    11:45-12:25 R Wood
    12:25-13:35 Lunch
    13:35-14:15 M Rasmussen
    14:20-15:00 J Newman
    15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
    15:30-16:10 S Wieczorek
    16:15-16:55 Speaker 6
    17:00-17:50 Poster session with a drinks reception
    Evening: Workshop dinner (limited slots available, please indicated interest in registration form)



Travel Information

For general advice on how to get to the University of Exeter, see the University maps and directions pages.

By  plane:

  • Fly to Exeter (EXT): Onward travel from Exeter Airport is available by bus or taxi. The bus is cheap (a few pounds), but does not run late. The taxi costs about £25. There are direct flights between Exeter many British and European airports, including London City AirportSchipol (Amsterdam), and Paris CDG; in particular the latter two are options to connect to other flights.
  • Fly to Bristol (BRS): Bristol airport is the next closest airport (total travel time approx. 1.5 hrs). Follow the signs for the Bristol Flyer bus and purchase a ticket to Bristol Temple Meads Rail Station (journey time is 20-30 minutes). From Bristol Temple Meads take a train to Exeter St David’s train station (journey time approximately one hour).
  • Fly to London Heathrow (LHR): From Heathrow by bus (approx. 3.5hrs, nonstop), you can take the National Express Bus which runs fairly frequently to Exeter Bus and Coach station right in the city centre and is inexpensive compared to trains. From Heathrow by rail (approx. 3 hrs, 1 stop), you can take the Railair bus service from Heathrow to Reading train station and then take a train from there to Exeter St. David’s (book a through ticket at Heathrow Bus Station). Alternatively, you can take either the Heathrow Express (fast but expensive) or Heathrow Connect (slower but much cheaper) to London Paddington train station and then take the train from Paddington to Exeter St. David’s; yet another option is to take a bus from Heathrow to Woking and take the train from there to Exeter Central.
  • Fly to London Gatwick (LGW)From Gatwick by rail, you can travel by train either via Reading to Exeter St. Davids (approx. 3.5 hrs, 1 stop) or via Clapham Junction (cheaper, approx. 4 hrs) to Exeter Central train station. There are National Express Bus services as well.

By train: 

  • The closest train station to the university is Exeter St. Davids. The closest train station to the city center is Exeter Central. Rail prices and timetables (including for onward travel from airports other than Exeter) can be found at National Rail Enquiries. Generally,  Advance or Return tickets come with significant discounts.

By car: 

  • Pay and Display parking on campus is incredibly limited. Visitors may park in Car Park C and 15 marked bays in Car Park A. Their locations are marked on the Streatham Campus map. Please note that you must arrive early to find a space. Parking costs £6 per day.


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