Nicolas Grisouard


All of us were stuck to the surface of a ball, incidentally. The planet was ball-shaped. Nobody knew why we didn't fall off, even though everybody pretended to kind of understand it.

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr, Breakfast of Champions.



(he/him/his) Associate Professor in the Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Physics and Atmospheric Physics groups, in the Department of Physics at the University of Toronto. I am primarily interested in modelling fundamental processes associated with small-scale oceanic flows, using numerical simulations, analytical modelling and sometimes laboratory experiments. When I joined the Department of Physics, this piece was also written about me, which some good people found to be a good introduction to myself.

I am also a member of the Centre for Global Change Science at the University of Toronto and of the Surface Water Ocean Topography (SWOT) science team.

And in case you're wondering, it's pronounced [Gree-zoo-ar]. But I'm not fussy about it.



I will be out of the office for most of 2022-23. 

The rest of the time, you would find me in room 703 of the Burton Tower, McLennan Physical Laboratories (that’s the building), on the St. George campus of the University of Toronto (click here for map and directions).

If you would like to meet, check my availability below (99% accurate during regular work hours).



Contact Info

Nicolas Grisouard
Department of Physics
University of Toronto
60 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M5S 1A7
TEL: +1-416-978-6824
FAX: +1-416-978-8905
email: nicolas.grisouard AT