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    Michel Crucifix

    group leader

    MC a senior research associate with the National Fund of Scientific Research, and professor at the Université catholique de Louvain. He has been working on climate dynamics and palaeoclimates since 1998, and specialised in modelling the dynamics of the climate system, with a focus on the ice ages phenomenon.

    He leads this research group and teaches Meteorology, Physics and dynamics of atmosphere and Ocean dynamics (2 modules), numerical methods in physics, physical geography, and advanced methods of climate modelling. He holds a master in Physics (1998), a PhD in Sciences (2002) and was previously employed as palaeoclimate research scientist by the UK Met Office Hadley Center (2002-2006). He is editor of Earth System Dynamics, associate editor of Reviews of Geophysics, member of the Young Academy of Europe since 2010, and member of the Belgian Royal Academy of Science and Fine Arts since 2015. He is also collaborator of the Université de Liège

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    Sergio Rubin

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    ❝ I am theoretical and experimental biologist and currently postdoctoral researcher in the Theoretical Climate and Paleoclimate Dynamics team at the George Lemaître Centre for Earth and Climate Research, at Université catholique de Louvain, and postdoctoral associate in Neurosciences and Brain Connectivity at the Department of Data Analysis at Gent Universiteit. I hold a master in Biology (2001) with emphasis on Immune Networks and Ecology, and PhD in Sciences (2006) with emphasis in Molecular Cell Genetics. My central questions are; Why Organisms Are Alive? Is there any way to convert a state description into an operator description? I have one motivating way to tackle such questions; to find the suitability of mathematical (computational/simulable and noncomputational/complex) models applied to the multiple cognitive levels of living phenomena (cells, metacells, and biospheres) and their inter/trans genetic, immune, neural, eco, and climate systems. ❞

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    Guillaume Lenoir

    Postdoctoral fellow

    ``I am a postdoc researcher at the Georges Lemaître Centre for Earth and Climate Research of the Université catholique de Louvain. My research focuses on signal processing for regularly and irregularly sampled time series. I develop mathematical tools to detect the periodicities in such signals and to estimate their spectral power, in frequency (Fourier) and time-frequency (wavelets). The resulting formulas are then made available in softwares which can be used to analyse time series in climate, astronomy, or other fields. In parallel, I am a teacher in physics and maths. Between 2009 and 2017, I was a teaching assistant at the Université catholique de Louvain and taught Bachelor's and Master's students of different fields, including Physics, Chemistry, Bioengineering, Civil Engineering and Physiotherapy. I am now teaching physics to 15 to 18 years old teenagers in a secondary school.'

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