Interdisciplinary Workshop on Modelling Complex Systems

March 19, 2024
Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich

Room 021
Lurwigstrasse 31

This event is available both online and in-person


Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München


Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München

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The topic of this interdisciplinary workshop is the modelling of complex systems with a focus on the practice of model-building in climate science. The workshop will encompass two types of contributions: (a) the contribution made by the scientists/mathematicians who will focus mainly on the specific problems that they are facing in modelling complex systems (particularly the climate system) and the tools that they employ in dealing with these problems; (b) the contribution made by the philosophers which will focus on the philosophical issues associated with complex systems in general


(March 19th)

9:00 - 9:10: Welcome Address

9:10 - 9:55: Thomas Birner – A personal view on the value of working with both comprehensive and strongly idealized models of weather and climate

9:55 - 10:40: Gabriel Târziu & Borut Trpin – The role of inconsistency in modelling complex systems: the case of climate models

10:40 - 10:50: Coffee Break

10:50 - 11:35: Hella Garny – How model hierarchies help to understand complex model behavior in atmospheric science

11:35 - 12:20: John Dougherty - TBD

12:20 - 14:00: Lunch Break

14:00 - 14:45: Göran Kauermann - Data Analysis with AI, ML, NLP, Deep Learning, Data Science….Did Statistics Disappear?

14:45 - 15:30: Tom Sterkenburg - Simplicity in Machine Learning

15:30 - 15:40: Coffee Break

15:40 - 16:25: Alexander Haumann - An Abrupt Transition of the Coupled Antarctic Sea Ice-Ocean System

16:25 - 17:10: Naftali Weinberger - The Comparative-Statics Approach to Modeling Causation in Dynamical Systems

Location: Ludwigstr. 31, ground floor, Room 021 (You may also view the conference presentations live on Zoom. Please register in order to receive the Zoom link).

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March 12, 2024, 9:00am CET

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