Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesThe Grantham Institute for Climate Change

Academic Visitor



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Sherfield BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Peer Nowack is now Tenure-Track Professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany. The website of his new Chair for AI in Climate and Environmental Sciences can be found here.


  • Machine learning
  • Climate sensitivity
  • Atmospheric composition
  • Air pollution
  • Atmospheric physics and chemistry
  • Earth observations
  • Earth system modelling
  • Causality algorithms



  • Independent Research Fellow, Imperial College London. Since 08/2017.
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge. 2016 - 2017
  • ASI Data Science Fellowship, CMC Markets, London. Development of machine learning models to measure the dependence of business performance on market volatility and to identify new business opportunities. 01/2017 - 03/2017
  • PhD, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge. Numerical simulations of ozone changes in the atmosphere: impacts on projections of climate sensitivity, the El NiƱo Southern Oscillation and solar geoengineering. 2012 - 2016
  • BSc exchange programme, University of Cambridge.
    Bachelor thesis and 3rd-4th year lecture courses. 2010 - 2011
  • BSc in Interdisciplinary Sciences (Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry), ETH Zurich, Switzerland. 2008 - 2012

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Nowack P, Runge J, Eyring V, et al., 2020, Causal networks for climate model evaluation and constrained projections, Nature Communications, Vol:11, ISSN:2041-1723

Runge J, Nowack P, Kretschmer M, et al., 2019, Detecting and quantifying causal associations in large nonlinear time series datasets, Science Advances, Vol:5, ISSN:2375-2548, Pages:1-15

Nowack PJ, Braesicke P, Haigh J, et al., 2018, Using machine learning to build temperature-based ozone parameterizations for climate sensitivity simulations, Environmental Research Letters, Vol:13, ISSN:1748-9326

Nowack PJ, 2018, The impact of stratospheric ozone feedbacks on climate sensitivity estimates, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, Vol:123, ISSN:2169-897X, Pages:4630-4641

Nowack PJ, Braesicke P, Abraham NL, et al., 2017, On the role of ozone feedback in the ENSO amplitude response under global warming, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol:44, ISSN:0094-8276, Pages:3858-3866

Nowack PJ, Abraham NL, Braesicke P, et al., 2016, Stratospheric ozone changes under solar geoengineering: implications for UV exposure and air quality, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol:16, ISSN:1680-7316, Pages:4191-4203

Nowack PJ, Abraham NL, Maycock AC, et al., 2015, A large ozone-circulation feedback and its implications for global warming assessments, Nature Climate Change, Vol:5, ISSN:1758-678X, Pages:41-45


Nowack P, Ong QYE, Braesicke P, et al., 2019, Machine learning parameterizations for ozone: climate model transferability, 9th International Workshop on Climate Informatics, UCAR,, Pages:263-268

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