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.


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I am an Assistant 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, of the Surface Water Ocean Topography (SWOT) science team, of the Forum for Arctic Modeling and Observational Synthesis (FAMOS) and of the Atmosphere-Related Research in Canadian Universities (ARRCU) working group.

I am looking forward to populating my group with highly motivated young people with a strong background in quantitative science. If interested, please get it touch with me directly. Several of my colleagues are also hiring actually, see this ad.

Most of the time, you will 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.

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

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University of Toronto
Department of Physics
60 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 1A7
Phone: (+1) 416-978-6824
FAX: (+1) 416-978-8905
email: nicolas.grisouard at
Skype: nicolas.grisouard