INAR seminars
The schedule of the upcoming INAR seminars is found here. The seminars take place during term time on Thursdays at 14:15 in Physicum E204. Exceptionally, extra seminars at different times / on different days are organised.

INAR seminars can now be attended remotely.  The intended audience is members of INAR but we also welcome external people who are interested in our work. If you are an external person who would like to join the seminar, please contact Giancarlo Ciarelli ( for more details. All attendees must follow our seminar policy (below)

INAR sem­inar policy

We encourage open communication about the work in progress and the unpublished results presented in the INAR seminar series. Please note that all content of the seminar series must be regarded as a private communication from the individual presenting the work. The content of the INAR seminars is not for public use: you must not record or photograph the seminars or share any of the presented content in public (e.g. social media). You are welcome to contact the presenters for further discussions.


12.01.2023 at 14:15 Dr. Devaraju Narayanappa (CSC) "Local and non-local biophysical effects of deforestation and bioenergy crop cultivation across the globe".

19.01.2023 at 14:15 Dr. Shahzad Gani (INAR, University of Helsinki) "Atmospheric Tales: Science, Scientists, and Storytelling"

26.01.2023 at 14:15 Dr. Jing Dou (INAR, University of Helsinki) "Photochemical aging processes in iron containing aerosols"

02.02.2023 at 14:15 CoE: Virtual laboratory for molecular level atmospheric transformations (VILMA) - Sub-seminar 1 

  • Siddharth Iyer, (Tampere University) "Molecular rearrangement of bicyclic peroxy radicals: key route to aerosol from aromatics."
  • Vitus Besel, (INAR, University of Helsinki) "Curation of Big Data for Atmospheric Science".

09.02.2023 at 14:15 No Seminar (Geology degree programmes career day).

16.02.2023 at 14:15 Dr. Victoria Sinclair (INAR, University of Helsinki) "The relationship between extra-tropical cyclone intensity and precipitation in idealised current and future climates"

23.02.2023 at 14:15

02.03.2023 at 14:15 Dr. Stephany Mazon (INAR, University of Helsinki) "Science for policy"

09.03.2023 at 15:30 Prof. Roberto Buizza (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna) "The ECMWF ensemble perturbation strategy" *Exceptionally, the seminar will start at 15:30.

16.03.2023 at 14:15 CoE: Virtual laboratory for molecular level atmospheric transformations (VILMA) - Sub-seminar 2

  • 14.15: Otso Ovaskainen, (University of Jyväskylä) "Surveying the world’s biodiversity with DNA, audio, image, machine learning, statistics and mathematics." Via Zoom
  • 15.15-15.30 Coffee break
  • 15.30: Timo Pekkanen, (INAR, University of Helsinki) "The Chemical Master Equation".

23.03.2023 at 14:15 Dr. Putian Zhou (INAR, University of Helsinki) "From past to future, from Sahara to boreal forest"

30.03.2023 at 14:15 

06.04.2023 at 14:15 

13.04.2023 at 14:15 

18.04.2023 at 14:15 Prof. Timothy Bertram (University of Wisconsin) "TBA"

27.04.2023 at 09:00 Senni Raunio (Climate Leadership Coalition): Carbon Handprint Methodology.

04.05.2023 at 14:15 CoE: Virtual laboratory for molecular level atmospheric transformations (VILMA) - Sub-seminar 3 

  • 14.15-15.15 Jari Kaipio, University of Eastern Finland: "What makes a problem an unstable (inverse) one and how to interpret it?" (On-site)
  • 15.15-15.30 Coffee break
  • 15.30-16.00 Aku Seppänen, University of Eastern Finland: "Tomographic imaging of greenhouse gases using open-path laser dispersion spectroscopy." (Tentatively via Zoom)

11.05.2023 at 14:15 Memorial symposium of Prof. Eero Holopainen

18.05.2023 at 14:15 

25.05.2023 at 14:15

31.05.2023 at 14:00 Prof. Paul Palmer, University of Edinburgh: "The rise of atmospheric methane: an unfolding story about hotspots and wet spots"

01.06.2023 at 14:15 CoE: Virtual laboratory for molecular level atmospheric transformations (VILMA) - Sub-seminar 4 "TBA"

  • 14.15-15.15 Prof. Juho Rousu, Aalto University: Machine Learning for small molecule identification from mass spectrometry data.
  • 15.15-15.30 Coffee break.

  • 15.30-16.00 Ivo Neefjes, University of Helsinki, Configurational sampling for ion mobility modeling.

22.06.2023 at 14:15 Prof. Mikhail Sofiev (FMI): Predicting occurrence and intensity of vegetation fires for various time scales.

21.09.2023 at 14:15 Dr. Thomas Berkemeier (Max Plank Insitute) "Machine Learning methods for molecular property estimation, surrogate modelling, and directing laboratory experiments."

05.10.2023 at 14:15 Prof. Claudia Mohr (University of Stockholm) "TBA"