Alex Ayet

PhD student
Laboratoire d'Océanographie physique et spatiale
and Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique
IFREMER - Ecole Normale Supérieure

I am a PhD student (since October 2017) at Laboratoire d'Océanographie physique et spatiale (Brest) and Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (Paris), working on theoretical aspects of air-sea interaction in the presence of waves, with an emphasis on momentum and heat fluxes variability, and how these might impact large scale atmospheric circulation. You can find a description of my PhD project here.
My research interest lies in the intersection between applied mathematics and geophysics. In particular on theoretical models for air-sea interaction, and in statistical and machine learning approaches to climate. I have a strong interest in developing methods and results that can be applied to climate or weather forecasting.

M.Sc., Water, Air, Pollution and Energy, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, 2017.
M.Sc., Physics of the Ocean and Climate (POC), Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, 2016.
M.Sc. first year, Fundamental physics (ICFP), Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, 2015.
B.Sc., Physics, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, 2014.

[3] Alex Ayet and Jean-Luc Redelsperger, "Atmospheric boundary layer structure and convergence over an SST front: an analytical study", J. Clim. submitted.

NEW [2] Alex Ayet and Pierre Tandeo, "Nowcasting solar irradiance using an analog method and geostationary satellite images", Solar Energy (2018).

[1] Alex Ayet and Joachim Brand, "The single-particle density matrix of a quantum bright soliton from the coordinate Bethe Ansatz", J. Stat. Mech. (2017).


April-Mai 2018: KITP fellow at the Planetary boundary layers research program.

Septembre 2017: Climate informatics workshop.

Conference paper

August 2017: Summer school on fundamental aspect of turbulent flows in climate dynamics .

Workshop on data science and environment.


Workshop on non-equilibrium quantum matter.


See the Research section of this website.

Alex Ayet
Ecole Normale Supérieure
45, rue d'Ulm 75005 Paris

alex.ayet (at)