Seminar on Monday 9 November, 3:00, Trevithick Room

Prof Chris Budd (OBE), from the University of Bath.

Climate change has the potential to affect all of our lives. But is it really happening, and what has maths got to do with it?

In this talk, he will take a light-hearted view of the many issues concerned with predicting climate change and how mathematics and statistics can help make some sense of it all. Using audience participation, he will look at the strengths and weaknesses of various climate models and we will see what the maths can tell us about both the past and the future of the Earth's climate and how mathematical models can help in our future decision making.

Chris is Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Bath and Professor of Mathematics at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, he is also Vice-President of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) and co-director of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council / Living With Environmental Change (EPSRC / LWEC) CliMathNet network. His passionate interest in promoting mathematics to the general public sees him coordinate "Bath Taps Into Science" Festival and the Wessex Maths Masterclasses.