I’m sure you’ve already heard of gravitational waves, because my listeners are the coolest and smartest ever 😉 But did you know about gravity waves? That’s right, waves in the sky due to gravity — sounds awesome, right?
Well, I’m pretty sure that Laura Mansfield will confirm your prior. Currently a postdoc at Stanford University, Laura studies — guess what? — gravity waves and how they are represented in climate models. In particular, she uses Bayesian methods to estimate the uncertainty on the gravity wave components of the models.
Holding a PhD from the University of Reading in the UK, her background is in atmospheric physics, but she’s interested in climate change and environmental issues.
So seat back, chill out, and enjoy this physics-packed, aerial episode!
Our theme music is « Good Bayesian », by Baba Brinkman (feat MC Lars and Mega Ran). Check out his awesome work at https://bababrinkman.com/ !
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Links from the show:
- Laura on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lau_mansfield
- Laura’s webpage: https://profiles.stanford.edu/laura-mansfield
- Julia package for Gaussian Processes: https://github.com/STOR-i/GaussianProcesses.jl
- Julia implementation of the scikit-learn API: https://github.com/cstjean/ScikitLearn.jl
- Derivative-free Bayesian optimization techniques based on Ensemble Kalman Filters: https://github.com/CliMA/EnsembleKalmanProcesses.jl