Ignacio Lopez Gomez

About Me

I am a PhD candidate at the California Institute of Technology, working with Tapio Schneider and Jörn Callies. My research focuses on climate modeling and prediction, physical oceanography and atmospheric dynamics. I am also part of the Climate Modeling Alliance (CliMA) and the Resnick Sustainability Institute at Caltech. Prior to this, I studied Aerospace Engineering at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (BSc, 2016) and ISAE-SUPAERO (MSc, 2018).

I am broadly interested in the analysis and mathematical modeling of physical systems. Mathematical models can help us understand and predict the behavior of physical systems that have a direct impact on society, such as weather and climate.

My most recent work focuses on the development of a mathematical model of turbulence and convection in Earth’s atmosphere, processes that govern the dynamics of clouds and have an outsized effect on climate.