Member Since 2018
Alain Pumir
Research Director, Ecole Normale Superieure Lyon
Alain Pumir studied physics at the École normale supérieure in Paris, and obtained his PhD in 1987 under the supervision of Yves Pomeau. After a postdoc at Cornell University (USA), he joined the statistical physics laboratory at ENS Paris in 1989. Between 1992 and 2008, he worked in Nice, and joined the Physics Laboratory at ENS Lyon in 2008. His research focuses on turbulence (intermittency) and particle transport, with applications in particular to cloud microphysics.
Professional Experience
Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization
External Scientific Member
2023 - Present
Ecole Normale Superieure Lyon
Research Director
2008 - Present
Institut Non Linéaire de Nice
Dr
1993 - 2008
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Ecole Normale Superieure
Doctorate
Honors & Awards
Ed Lorenz Lecture
Received 2023
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AGU Abstracts
Lagrangian irreversibility in rotating-stratified turbulent flows
GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS: PHYSICS-INFORMED MACHINE LEARNING I ORAL
nonlinear geophysics | 14 december 2023
Alain Pumir, Sebastian Gallon
In homogenous and isotropic turbulence, two particles separate faster backwards than forward in time, a manifestation of the irreversibility induced b...
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Nonlinear dynamics of droplets and ice crystals in turbulent clouds.
LORENZ LECTURE
nonlinear geophysics | 13 december 2023
Alain Pumir
Clouds consist of moist air and very small particles, water droplets and/or ice crystals, depending on the temperature conditions. These small particl...
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Buoyancy Flux and Helicity Trends in Stably Stratified Turbulence
GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS IV POSTER
nonlinear geophysics | 13 december 2022
Fabio Feraco, Raffaele Marino, Raffaello Foldes, L...
Geophysical fluids are known to develop large-scale extreme events in the vertical velocity and temperature field which have been recently captured by...
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