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Centre for the Analysis of Time Series
Tower 3, 4th Floor
The London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE


Tel: +44 (0) 20 7955 6015
Email: Lyn Grove



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Welcome to the Centre for the Analysis of Time Series (CATS) at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Analyst, Advocate or Activist: how can a scientist support (good) climate policies? 
Professor Leonard Smith
and Dr Gavin Schmidt will be giving a talk on Monday 2 October, 6.30-8.00pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE.  Twitter hashtag #science2inform. All welcome.

CELSIUS wins EU Sustainable Energy Award!
The EU Sustainable Energy Awards recognise outstanding innovation in energy efficiency and renewables and highlight new ways to shape Europe's energy future. The CELSIUS Project was awarded a prize in the Public Sector category. LSE's role as a partner organisation has been on business modelling and end-user engagement and is led by Professor Henry Wynn, Chair of CATS.

Challenging Radical Uncertainty in Science, Society and the Environment
REGISTER NOW for the first CRUISSE Network Conference, 21-22 September 2017 at UCL, London.

'Understanding Uncertainty in Environmental Modelling' 12-14 September 2017. A workshop for early-career researchers. The course is funded as part of NERC's Advanced Training Short Courses scheme and is open to all, although NERC-funded researchers and students will be given priority.

'Coping with deep uncertainty: jellyfish, super-storms and nuclear stewardship'
Professor Leonard Smith gave a lecture as part of LSE Works, 15 March 2017. Watch the video.

Designing the world's first glasses-free 3D television
Professor Henry Wynn led a collaboration to improve the design of a key component in TVs and mobile devices. Read the impact case study.
'Evaluating the Economics of Climate Risks and Opportunities in the Insurance Sector'
Findings released of five-year LSE-Munich Re research programme tracking the impact of climate change on the insurance sector. Read press release.

'25 Years of Self Organised Criticality: Concepts and Controversies' a new paper by CATS Visiting Professor Nick Watkins and colleagues, has been published in Space Science Reviews. It was also profiled by Nature Physics columnist Mark Buchanan in his article 'SOC Revisited'.

'An assessment of the foundational assumptions in high-resolution climate projections: the case of UKCP09'
A new paper by Professor Roman Frigg, Professor Leonard Smith and Dr David Stainforth, published in Synthese.

Professor Leonard Smith and Dr Erica Thompson contributed to the making of the BBC Four 'Climate Change By Numbers' programme that aimed to clarify all the important questions around climate change by honing in on just three key numbers.

New online tool helps businesses, governments and individuals explore low  carbon worlds
Dr Erica Thompson was the lead climate scientist for the project, which draws on the latest scientific results from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to highlight the range of possible impacts resulting from different energy choices. Read DECC press release. 

Professor Leonard Smith submitted two impact case studies to REF2014: 'Improving weather forecasts to avoid disruption, damage and disaster' and ‘Ensuring the best science-based predictions of climate change’.  Watch the film of the weather case study.