Justin Finkel

  • Program Year: 3
  • 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 B.S. Mathematics, Washington University in St. Louis, 2017


Kreisch, C. D., O'Sullivan, J. A., Arvidson, R. E., Politte, D. V., He, L., Stein, N. T., Finkel, J., Guinness, E. A., Wolff, M. J., and Lopotre, M. G. A., 2016, Regularization of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter CRISM along-track oversampled hyperspectral imaging observations of Mars, Icarus, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2016.09.033

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

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

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

Finkel, J., Abbot, D. and Weare, J. "Path properties of climate transitions: a sudden stratospheric warming case study." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences.

In preparation:

Finkel, J., Abbot, D. and Weare, J. "Statistical analysis of stratospheric transition dynamics with short simulations"

Shin, M., Finkel, J., Silber, M. and Gemmer, J. "Comparing low-noise and finite-noise transition statistics in an oscillating double well potential"


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.