Up up and away: atmospheric sciences with Paul Williams

Our next curator is Dr Paul D. Williams (@DrPaulDWilliams).Paul is Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Reading, UK.  He was educated at Oxford University, receiving a first-class degree in physics and a PhD in atmospheric physics.  He specialises in atmospheric modelling, turbulence, and climate change. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers and two books.  Paul makes frequent TV and radio appearances, including on BBC, Sky News, CNN, The Discovery Channel, and The Weather Channel. LHR_25Jun2013_943_composite (1)

Paul’s chief interest is in turbulence, how it affects flights, and how climate change will affect it. He says:

“I wanted to use my knowledge to make the world a better place.  Turbulence is the hardest problem in classical physics. I like a challenge! I specialise in geophysical fluid dynamics, climate change, and numerical modelling. Turbulence is everywhere in the atmosphere but mostly we don’t notice it – until we try and fly through it!”

 

Paul also hase a dog who also tweets @SallyCollieDog! In his spare time, he plays the piano and love a lazy morning with a lie-in and a cup of tea in bed, followed by a sunny dog-walk to a pub and lunch with loved ones. Welcome, Paul!

 

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