The 2016 school on tsunamis is the result of the synergy between the participants to the PIA TANDEM research program, and of the research groups  revolving around the MathOcean initiative, which has benefitted of the funds from the CNRS call DEFI LITTORAL. The aim of the school is to share the know how available within the TANDEM project and the MathOcean group with young researchers and students aiming at a career in fields related to the study of tsunamis.

The classes offered cover all the aspects going from the generation of tsunamis, to their propagation, to their impact on the coast. Modelling by means of appropriate partial differential equations, as well as the proper numerical treatment of these equations, as well as field aspects are covered by the courses. Two more general key notes are also foreseen, one dedicated to alert systems, the other to the numerical study of real tsunami events. All talks will be in english.

The school will take place in the week April 25-29, 2016 on the campus of applied science of the University of Bordeaux, allowing also interactions with scientists of the applied math (IMB) and mechanics (I2M) departments of the university, of the Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest research center, and of the CPU excellence cluster funding many related events (cf. page Links and related projects). There is no registration fee, however the number of participants is limited so if you are interested in attending you must register (see How to attend page for details).

Registration deadline : March 15th!


*Hokusai’s woodblock print “The great wave of Kanagawa”  used in the middle panel above is often associated with a tsunami. However, it is more likely to be a rogue wave generated by nonlinear wave dynamics (see Dudley-Sarano-Dias, Notes and Records of the Royal Society, 2013 –  and references therein). We kept the picture in the panel anyways as it provides a unique powerful and beautiful representation of a plunging breaker.