Giuseppe Torri

Current Position: 

Assistant Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Ziff Environmental Fellow: 2012-2014

Giuseppe Torri is a theoretical physicist interested in different aspects of atmospheric convection, with particular reference to entrainment and how aerosols are removed from the atmosphere through convective precipitation.

Giuseppe received a BSc in physics in 2005 and an MSc in theoretical physics in 2007 from the University of Milan – Bicocca and a PhD in theoretical physics from Imperial College London in 2012. His BSc and MSc research focused on non-perturbative aspects of gauge theories, with particular attention to supersymmetric theories. After completing his MSc, Giuseppe moved to London for his PhD where he continued along similar lines of research, particularly using algebraic geometry to investigate the structure of the space of vacua of certain string theories. During this time, Giuseppe also collaborated with David Romps at UC Berkeley on a project related to the parameterization of convective entrainment. During his graduate studies, Giuseppe was supported by a grant awarded by the Fondazione Angelo Della Riccia.

As an Environmental Fellow, Giuseppe collaborated with Zhiming Kuang and Daniel Jacob of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences to investigate how convective processes influence the transport of aerosols in the atmosphere. His work focused in particular on how the precipitation that originates from convective motions removes aerosols from the troposphere and how this process can be easily represented with climate models. 


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