Thanks to the new bilateral funding program for scientific cooperation between France and Finland, the Finnish meteorology professor Svante Henriksson (Finnish Meteorological Institute) visits in France Freddy Bouchet (École normale supérieure – ENS Lyon) from 1st to 11th May. The two researchers will talk about their discoveries and the links between their scientific works. During a seminary, Dr. Svante Henriksson will present his last researches results.

This researchers short mobility is part of to the new bilateral funding program for scientific cooperation between France and Finland, created by the Institut français in Helsinki, the French Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research, the Finnish Society for Science and Letters and the Finnish Academy for Science and Letters. This program will allow selected researchers from France and from Finland (both ways) to visit their counterparts for a short period (1-2 weeks). The objectives of such visit are:

  • to discuss potential concrete collaboration on research and, if possible, on higher education (mobility of students, dual degrees, joint PhD cotutelle);
  • to meet with several researchers within the host institution to explore all possible other collaborations, also in a multidisciplinary approach;
  • To identify short, medium and long term perspectives of collaborations and official cooperation formalization in order to build a sustainable cooperation between research teams, research laboratory, departments and institutions.

Dr. Svante Henriksson is researcher in meteorology at the Finnish Meteorological Institute. He worked on monsoon variability (Henriksson et al., 2014) and has recently obtained funding for a project studying the irregular, nonlinear oscillations found in it. His discoveries will benefit from learning about the newest nonlinear methods from Dr. Bouchet.

Dr. Bouchet is a researcher in physics at the ENS de Lyon. He studies climate dynamics phenomena, specifically related to turbulence, climate extremes, and large scale dynamics of atmospheres and oceans. He develops algorithms aimed at computing rare events in complex dynamical systems, like climate dynamics or turbulent flows, based on large deviation theory and statistical mechanics.