John Wettlaufer

  • A. M. Bateman Professor of Geology and Geophysics and Professor of Mathematics and of Physics
  • A.M. Bateman Prof Geophysics & Physics, Prof Appl Math
  • Professor
  • Professor
International activities
  • Astrobiology and Ice
    Sweden (2008-Present)
    Professor Wettlaufer conducts a program of research with faculty at NORDITA. Research focuses on the role of premelting of ice and exobiological viability.

    Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics

  • Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Program
    Canada (2008-Present)
    Professor Wettlaufer is a member of the Core Faculty of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Program which began in 1959 at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution with the aim of introducing a then relatively new topic in mathematical physics, geophysical fluid dynamics, to graduate students in physical sciences. In 2006 he was the Director of the Program.

    University of British Columbia, University of British Columbia

  • Ice Crystal Growth
    Japan (2008-Present)
    Professor Wettlaufer is engaged in an ongoing research project in pattern formation during ice crystal growth with faculty at Hokkaido University's Institute of Low Temperature Science in Sapporo and Osaka City University's Department of Physics.

    Hokkaido University, Osaka University, Hokkaido University, Osaka University

  • Polar Scientific Work
    Norway (2008-Present)
    Professor Wettlaufer engages in Polar Scientific field work staged out of Longyearbyen Spitsbergen through the Universities Courses on Svalbard (UNIS). Cooperative US/Norway NSF grant supports this work and there is teaching done at UNIS. He was a 2007 Summer School lecturer there.

    University Courses on Svalbard, University Courses on Svalbard

  • Melting Ice
    Germany (2008-2008)
    Professor Wettlaufer engaged in research on surface melting in ice in Stuttgart at the Institut für Theoretische und Angewandte Physik and the Max Planck Institut für Metallforschung. Supported by the Max Planck Gesellschaft.

    Max Planck Institute, Inst fur Theoretische Angewandte Physik, Max Planck Institute, Inst fur Theoretische Angewandte Physik

  • Ice and Climate
    Italy (2007-2008)
    Dr. Wettlaufer engaged in research at the Istituto di Scienze dell'Atmosfera e del Clima, Torino on ice and climate. This work was supported by the Italian ISI Foundation and the NSF.

    Isti di Scienze dell'Atmosfera e del Clima, Isti di Scienze dell'Atmosfera e del Clima

  • Geophysics and Applied Math
    United Kingdom (1993-Present)
    Professor Wettlaufer has been engaged in ongoing research since 1993 with faculty in the Dept. of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge. This research is supported jointly by the British NERC and US NSF. He spent a sabbatical term there in 2005 as a Visiting Fellow Commoner in Trinity College.

    Cambridge University, Cambridge University