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Thierry Poinsot becomes member of the French Academy of Sciences

  14 January 2020

Thierry Poinsot was elected at the French Academy of Sciences in december 2019 with 17 other scientists. This is a great recognition for the work done in Toulouse at IMFT (CNRS) and CERFACS over the last thirty years in CFD and in combustion.    

Ph.D Defense Maël HARNIEH

  7 January 2020

Prediction of the loss generation in anisothermal compressible flows applied to Nozzle Guide Vane with the Large Eddy Simulations   Maël HARNIEH Monday January 20th - 2 p.m.

CERFACS scientist named in 2019 Clarivate ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ list

  25 November 2019

Dr. Rosie Fisher, a researcher at CERFACS working on land surface modeling and terrestrial ecosystem dynamics, was named in the 2019 Web of Science "Highly Cited Researchers" list, which recognizes influential researchers of the past decade, as demonstrated by the authorship of highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations. Dr Fisher has been working in the Global Change group (GLOBC) at CERFACS since 2018 as part of a collaboration with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, where she was formerly a staff scientist.

THESIS PRIZE PAUL CASEAU, Thibaut LUNET, November 13, 2019

  14 November 2019

THESIS PRIZE PAUL CASEAU 2019      was awarded on November 13, 2019 by EDF and National Academy of Technologies of France to M. Thibaut LUNET doctoral student of the ALGO team, for his thesis defended on 9 January 2018 and entitled "Space-time parallel strategies for the numerical simulation of turbulent flows"  

A PhD student awarded of the “Outstanding Student Poster” of EGU

  6 November 2019

Rem-Sophia MOURADI, PhD student at CERFACS  and EDF R&D Hydraulic Department, has been awarded of the "Outstanding Student Poster", during the EGU General Assembly 2019 (European Geosciences Union). This international conference gathers each year about 16 000 scientists with 6 000 oral presentations and 10 000 posters. Among the 2 500 posters presented by PhD students, fifty only are awarded with this price, that to say 2%. A combined orthogonal decomposition and polynomial chaos methodology for data-based analysis and prediction of coastal dynamics (Mouradi, R.-S.; Goeury, C.; Thual, O.; Zaoui, F.; Tassi, P.)

Cerfacs’ kraken configuration upgrade to more than 500 Tflop/s

  2 October 2019

64 skylake nodes have been added to Cerfacs' cluster Kraken which offer now more than 7 000 skylake cores and 563 peak Tflop/s.

67 climate modelling groups use OASIS3-MCT to assemble more than 80 coupled applications

  10 September 2019

OASIS3-MCT is a coupler of codes developed at Cerfacs and used around the world, mainly for climate modelling applications. Our last survey confirms that OASIS3-MCT is used by 67 modelling groups to assemble more than 80 different coupled applications over the 5 continents. These applications include global or regional configurations of ocean and atmosphere models but also sea ice, sea level, wave, ocean biogeochemistry, land, vegetation, river routing, hydrological and atmospheric chemistry models. OASIS3-MCT is used in 5 of the 7 European Earth System Models participating to the 6th Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6) that produces the climate simulations forming the basis of the next report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)”

Sparse Days Meeting 2019 at Cerfacs, Toulouse

  12 May 2019

The annual Sparse Days meeting will be held at CERFACS in Toulouse on 11th and 12th July 2019. Registration for the Sparse Days is free but we ask people who are coming to register as soon as possible although the deadline is June 14th. Please complete the registration form (deadline : June 14th) indicating whether you want to give a talk and whether you wish to attend the conference dinner. Although an emphasis will be on parallel aspects, any talk that has an association with sparsity is welcome.

The Telemac-Mascaret User Conference 2019 will be held in Toulouse on October 15-17th

  2 May 2019

The conference  is organized by the European Center for Advanced Research and Training for Computational Science (CERFACS), on the Météo-France campus, in the conference room CIC. The conference will start with a one-day technical workshop (October 15th 2019), followed by a two-day conference on October 16-17th. A gala dinner will take place on the 16th evening for delegates and guests. Please check  more details.

Sanderson, B.M., Wobus, C., Mills, D., Zarakas, C., Crimmins, A., Sarofim, M.C. and Weaver, C., Informing future risks of record‐level rainfall in the United States. Geophysical Research Letters.

  24 April 2019

The changing risk of extreme precipitation is difficult to project. Events are rare by definition and return periods of heavy precipitation events are often calculated assuming a stationary climate. Furthermore, ensembles of climate model projections are not large enough to fully categorize the tails of the distribution. We propose a clustering algorithm to identify self‐similar hydroclimates to estimate changes in the expected frequency of extremely rare events under scenarios of global mean temperature change. We find that, although there is some regional variation, record events are projected in general to become more intense, with 500 year events intensifying by 10‐50% under 2°C of warming and by 40‐100% under 4°C of warming.

IMFT and CERFACS win a second ERC (European Research Council) advanced grant in combustion !

  3 April 2019

The latest results of the 2018 ERC have been announced: IMFT (Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse) and CERFACS have won a second ERC advanced grant in the field of combustion: . This 2.5 Meuro grant will allow to study hydrogen combustion for the storage of renewable energies using experiments (at IMFT) and simulations (using CERFACS tools). This is the second ERC advanced grant obtained by IMFT and CERFACS after the INTECOCIS project in 2013 (intecocis.inp-toulouse.fr) and it confirms the unique place of Toulouse in the world of combustion.