Abigail Bodner will be joining the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University as a postdoctoral fellow in Professor Laure Zannaʼs research group. She is completing her Ph.D. in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Brown University, where she works with Professor Baylor Fox-Kemper. Bodner also earned an Sc.M. in applied mathematics at Brown University. Prior to Brown, she received her B.S. in mathematics and Earth sciences and an M.S. in atmospheric sciences from Tel Aviv University.
Bodnerʼs research interests span a broad range of topics involving climate dynamics, geophysical fluid dynamics and turbulence. Her doctoral work focused on improving the theory and model representation of ocean surface flows, which play an important role in atmosphere-ocean interactions and simulating the climate system. At Courant, Bodner plans to use a novel machine-learning approach combining theory, model simulations and observational measurements to study how ocean turbulence and local flow dynamics affect sea-level rise predictions.