Brad Marston joined the Brown Physics Department in 1991. A graduate of Caltech, he received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1989. He did postdoctoral work at Cornell University and has been a visiting scientist at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, a visiting professor at MIT, and a visiting associate at Caltech. He is currently a member of the KITP advisory board, and a member of the APS organizing committee for a proposed Topical Group on the Physics of Climate. He works on quantum many-body physics and on developing and integrating methods of nonequilibrium statistical physics into general circulation models of increasing complexity and realism.
Even though global warming remains a heated political topic, physicists should not ignore the intellectual challenge of trying to model climate change.