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Professor Valerio Lucarini

Professor of Theoretical Meteorology, University of Reading

Valerio's bio and track record

Valerio Lucarini was born in Ancona, Italy, on August 11th 1976. He studied physics at the Scuola Normale Superiore and at the University of Pisa and then obtained a MSc in Climate Physics at MIT. He got a PhD in Physics sat the University of Eastern Finland in physics with a thesis focusing on nonlinear optics. He is currently professor of theoretical meteorology at the university of Hamburg and professor of statistical mechanics at the University of Reading. He has supervised or co-supervived numerous BSc, MSc, and PhD students, Valerio is author of over 90 publications in peer-reviewed journals, of a book on nonlinear optics, and of a book on the theory of extremes in dynamical systems. A third book on the statistical mechanics of climate is in preparation. He has been leading or participating to several national, european and international research project, including one funded by FP7-ERC. Valerio has been a regular organiser of international scientific events, including a scientific programme for the Mathematics of Fluid Earth at the I. Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in 2013. Valerio has been visiting scientist in leading institution in Russia, India, China. In 2010 He was awarded the EGU Young Investigator Award. His main research interest can be found in the following research areas: Instabilities in fluid flows, Statistical Mechanics of Geophysical Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, Response theory for chaotic systems, Turbulence, Mathematical Theory of Extreme events and applications, Climate Dynamics, Climate Thermodynamics, Climate Models auditing, Climate Change Impacts, Weather and Climate Risk, Monsoonal Dynamics. Other interests include travelling, and in particular exploring Russia, China, India, and Nepal; talent-scouting; politics; history; techno/house music.

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University of Reading

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University of Reading

The University of Reading is a WINnERS consortium partner and leads Work Programme 2, Weather and Agricultural Risk.

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University of Hamburg

The University of Hamburg is a member of the WINnERS consortium and leads on Work Programme 1, Climate Change and Extremes.

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Climate change and extremes

Predicting the likelihood of extreme weather events

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