Justin Finkel

  • Program Years: 2018-2022
  • Academic Institution: University of Chicago
  • Field of Study: Computational and Applied Mathematics
  • Academic Advisor: Jonathan Weare
  • Practicum(s):
    Los Alamos National Laboratory (2019)
  • Degree(s):
    B.A. Physics and Mathematics, Washington University in St. Louis, 2017
    Ph.D. Computational and Applied Mathematics, University of Chicago, 2022

Current Status

  • Status: Postdoctoral Associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Research Area: Computational and Applied Mathematics
  • Personal URL: https://justinfocus12@gmail.com


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Finkel, J., D.S. Abbot, E. P. Gerber, and J. Weare, 2021. "Revealing the statistics of rare events hidden in short weather simulations."

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Finkel, J., R. J. Webber, D. S. Abbot, E. P. Gerber, and J. Weare, 2022. Data-driven transition path analysis yields a statistical understanding of sudden stratospheric warming events in an idealized model. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences.

Justin Finkel, Robert J. Webber, Edwin P. Gerber, Dorian S. Abbot, and Jonathan Weare. Learning
forecasts of rare stratospheric transitions from short simulations. Monthly Weather Review, 149(11):3647-3669, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-21-0024.1. Available at https://arxiv.org/abs/2102.07760

Finkel, J., D. S. Abbot, and J. Weare, 2020: Path Properties of Atmospheric Transitions: Illustration with a Low-Order Sudden Stratospheric Warming Model. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 77 (7), 2327-2347. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JC016034

Popovic, P., Finkel, J., Silber, M. C., and Abbot, D. S. (2020). Snow topography on undeformed Arctic sea ice captured by an idealized snow dune model. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 125, e2019JC016034. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JC016034

Finkel, J. M. and Katz, J. I. (2017), Changing U.S. Extreme Temperature Statistics. International Journal of Climatology, 37: 4749-4755. https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.5115

Finkel, J. M. and Katz, J. I. (2017), Changing World Extreme Temperature Statistics. International Journal of Climatology, 38: 2613-2617. https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.5342

C. D. Kreisch, J.A. OSullivan, R.E. Arvidson, D.V. Politte, L. He, N.T. Stein, J. Finkel, E.A. Guinness, M.J. Wolff, M.G.A. Lapotre. Regularization of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter CRISM along-track oversampled hyperspectral imaging observations of Mars. Icarus 2017; 282, 136-151. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2016.09.033

J.M. Finkel, L.M. Canel-Katz, J.I. Katz. Decreasing US aridity in a warming climate. International Journal of Climatology 2016; 36(3), 1560-1564. https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.4421


National Merit Scholar, 2013

Danforth Scholars Program. Awarded by Washington University.

Dean's list at Washington University, 7 of 8 semesters

Robert N. Varney Prize Honorable Mention. Awarded by Washington University Physics department.

Physics Mentor of the Year, 2015. Awarded by Washington University tutoring service.

Inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma (undergraduate physics honor society), 2017.

Nishi Luthra Senior Prize in physics, 2017. Awarded by Washington University physics department.