Over a decade ago, James Martin, the highest-selling author of books on computing and related technology gave £60 millions to the University of Oxford to set up a School for the 21st Century.
James Martin had written over 104 textbooks than any other person – 104, many of which have been seminal in their field. The revenue from his books and associated lectures and videos provided the funds for establishing the Oxford Martin School at Oxford University.
In 2007, he wrote "The Meaning of the 21st Century" which aims to address the technological, political, ethical, economic, social, and environmental issues of our times.
Now the Martin School is a quite a unique project that brings together researchers, policymakers, practitioner...
On September 25, Frédérique Bec from Théma (University of Cergy-Pontoise), Anders Rahbek (University of Copenhagen) and myself organized a workshop in our ESSEC campus in La Défense.
Among the presenters, who were mostly working on theoretical models for time series, Jesus Gonzalo (Universidad Carlos III, Madrid) showed us some interesting results based on a series of daily temperature recordings in a station in Oxfordshire, UK.
The interesting feature of this temperature series is that it is consistent: measurements have been performed using a similar technique since the 18th Century. This is great as often, studies on long term temperatures face issues dealing with data compatibility over time.
One of the conclusion of Jesus Gonzalo's work (joint with Lola...