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6:00 PM November 06 - 10:30 PM November 06, 2019
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Joint RSNSW OGM and Open Lecture & Australian Academy of Science’s Selby Public Lecture 2019

About the talk

We, with our ancestors, have often lived with unpredicted changes in the weather, even quite dramatic changes. For social and financial reasons it would be extremely beneficial to have accurate weather forecasts — over both land and sea. Quantitative forecasts, not just that it will be relatively hot in summer and cold in winter, were not introduced until the mid 1800’s. How this came about, the individuals whose imagination and hard work made it possible and a short description of the (difficult) physical principles governing the often turbulent motions on many different spatial scales of the atmosphere will be summarized.

Entry (including a welcome drink): $25 for non-members, $15 for Fellows, Members and Associate Members of the Society, $5 for students.

Dress code: Smart casual.

Dinner (including drinks): $95 for non-members, $85 for Fellows, Members and Associate Members, $75 for students. Reservations must be made at least 2 days before.

About the speaker

Emeritus Professor Herbert Huppert, Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Geophysics, University of Cambridge.

Emeritus Professor Herbert Huppert from the University of Cambridge

Professor Herbert Huppert FRS is Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Geophysics in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge. His theoretical and laboratory based work has improved our understanding of the behaviour of fluids in and on the Earth’s surface, and his work on convective systems has been crucial for an improved comprehension of our planet’s response to a changing climate. Often in demand as a scientific authority, Herbert served as Chair of a Royal Society working group on bioterrorism, which prepared a report for the British Government, a European Academies working group on Carbon Capture and Storage, which prepared a report for the European Parliament and has acted as an adviser to numerous other government bodies. He has received many awards for his work, including the Bakerian Lectureship of the Royal Society, a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship and The Australian Academy’s Selby Public Lectureship 2019.

About the Selby Travelling Lectures

This lecture forms part of a series of Selby Travelling Fellowship Lectures by the 2019 recipient Emeritus Professor Herbert Huppert which will also be detailed on the events pages of this website as dates and times are confirmed.

Fellowships are awarded to distinguished overseas scientists to visit Australia for public lecture/seminar tours and to visit scientific centres in Australia.

The Fellowship is financed through the generosity of the trustees of the .

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Contact Information

Ms Rachel Greenwood

royalsoc@royalsoc.org.au

+61 2 9431 8691

6:00 PM November 06 - 10:30 PM November 06, 2019

The Beginning of Weather Forecasting: Matthew Maury, Robert FitzRoy FRS, and L. F. Richardson FRS

Joint RSNSW OGM and Open Lecture & Australian Academy of Science’s Selby Public Lecture 2019

About the talk

We, with our ancestors, have often lived with unpredicted changes in the weather, even quite dramatic changes. For social and financial reasons it would be extremely beneficial to have accurate weather forecasts — over both land and sea. Quantitative forecasts, not just that it will be relatively hot in summer and cold in winter, were not introduced until the mid 1800’s. How this came about, the individuals whose imagination and hard work made it possible and a short description of the (difficult) physical principles governing the often turbulent motions on many different spatial scales of the atmosphere will be summarized.

Entry (including a welcome drink): $25 for non-members, $15 for Fellows, Members and Associate Members of the Society, $5 for students.

Dress code: Smart casual.

Dinner (including drinks): $95 for non-members, $85 for Fellows, Members and Associate Members, $75 for students. Reservations must be made at least 2 days before.

About the speaker

Emeritus Professor Herbert Huppert, Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Geophysics, University of Cambridge.

Emeritus Professor Herbert Huppert from the University of Cambridge

Professor Herbert Huppert FRS is Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Geophysics in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge. His theoretical and laboratory based work has improved our understanding of the behaviour of fluids in and on the Earth’s surface, and his work on convective systems has been crucial for an improved comprehension of our planet’s response to a changing climate. Often in demand as a scientific authority, Herbert served as Chair of a Royal Society working group on bioterrorism, which prepared a report for the British Government, a European Academies working group on Carbon Capture and Storage, which prepared a report for the European Parliament and has acted as an adviser to numerous other government bodies. He has received many awards for his work, including the Bakerian Lectureship of the Royal Society, a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship and The Australian Academy’s Selby Public Lectureship 2019.

About the Selby Travelling Lectures

This lecture forms part of a series of Selby Travelling Fellowship Lectures by the 2019 recipient Emeritus Professor Herbert Huppert which will also be detailed on the events pages of this website as dates and times are confirmed.

Fellowships are awarded to distinguished overseas scientists to visit Australia for public lecture/seminar tours and to visit scientific centres in Australia.

The Fellowship is financed through the generosity of the trustees of the Selby Scientific Foundation.

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