Paolo De Luca

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All my research interests orbit around weather and climate extremes (WCE). At the moment, with a MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship, I am investigating decadal to multi-decadal constrained climate projections of global compound events. I also apply methods used for Earth’s studies to investigate exoplanet atmospheres, in order to detect conditions where life could emerge or be already present.

My research lines can be summarised as follows:

- univariate and compound global WCE in observations, reanalyses and climate models;

- decadal to multi-decadal predictions of WCE;

- physical drivers and dynamics of WCE;

- mean climate and WCE in exoplanets and their comparison to Earth’s.



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2016-2019 NERC PhD Loughborugh University - Dept. of Geography (UK)

2013-2015 MSc Polytechnic University of Marche (IT)

2015 ERASMUS+ Trainee Hamburg University - Meteorological Institute (DE)

2012-2013 Trainee National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology INGV (IT)

2011-2013 BSc University of Perugia (IT)


2022-present MSCA Postdoctoral Fellow @Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) - Climate Variability and Change (CVC) Group
2021-2022 Researcher @Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) - Climate Variability and Change (CVC) Group
2019-2021 Postdoc @VU Amsterdam - IVM (NL)


MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship 2021, Oct 2022

CENTA NERC Doctoral Scholarship, Mar 2016