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Tom Brown (he/him)

I research the most cost-effective pathways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the energy system at the Technical University of Berlin where I have been professor for Digital Transformation in Energy Systems since April 2021.

Between April 2018 and March 2021 I was a researcher at the Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, where I led the Energy System Modelling Group funded by a Helmholtz Young Investigator Group Grant.

Between October 2015 and March 2018 I held a postdoctoral research position at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, working first on renewable energy integration in the CoNDyNet project and then in the RE-INVEST project.

Between May 2012 and September 2015 I worked in the same area at Energynautics GmbH; before 2012 I worked as a physicist researching string theory.

I obtained my PhD in physics in 2009 from the Centre for Research in String Theory at Queen Mary, University of London under the supervision of Sanjaye Ramgoolam. I hold a BA (completed 2004) and MMath (completed 2005) in theoretical physics and mathematics from the University of Cambridge.

I'm a participant in the Open Energy Modelling Initiative, which aims to promote open and transparent energy modelling.

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