Daniel J. Brener

For me there is no difference between singing and physics,
the emotion is the same.


I'm a theorist working in a variety of different areas which broadly span pure turbulence, atmospheric predictability, upper atmosphere dynamics and interplanetary physics. I use traditional theoretical approaches as well as direct numerical simulation and global numerical weather prediction models. I am fortunate to receive funding from the Carnegie Trust and the EPSRC. I have also taught small informal undergraduate-level classes on Quantum Mechanics and Special Relativity, subjects in which I maintain a casual research interest. In 2018 I was also a summer placement scientist at the Met Office where I investigated the sensitivity of a fully coupled atmosphere-ocean-wave model to coupling frequency.

Peer-reviewed publications

Berera, A. and Brener D.J. (2020), On the force of vertical winds in the upper atmosphere. Under review.

Clark, D., Armua A., Freeman C., Brener D.J. and Berera A. (2020), Chaotic measure of the transition between two and three dimensional turbulence. Under review.


I am always open to new collaborations in any area of physics, please do get in touch. Previously I worked at the Met Office as a summer research student, consequently joining the UK Environmental Prediction collaboration for that work.

Public engagement

As a member of the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) I sit on the Membership Development Board. In June 2018 I chaired the first RMetS careers conference in partnership with the Institute of Physics. I have also been a Guest Editor for a Special Edition of the journal Weather. Passionate about science and mathematics communication, I have worked alongside organisations such as the BBC, Met Office and RMetS in public engagement events.

My next public talk will be held online for the RMetS Scottish Centre in Edinburgh and is titled "A journey into space? The force of vertical winds in the upper atmosphere." Due to COVID-19 restrictions this will be given remotely - click link to signup.


Erdős number = 5
Feynman number = 6

Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits. ―Winnie the Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner, A. A. Milne


Daniel Brener is a twenty-two year old British baritone currently reading for his master's degree at The University of Edinburgh in physics. Daniel has collaborated with Scottish pianist Ailsa Aitkenhead, their first performance, the Songs of Travel by Ralph Vaughn Williams was streamed as live. Soloist performances of oratorio include the Mozart Requiem, exerts from Haydn’s Creation and Stanford’s Nunc dimittis in G, Op. 81 at St Albans Cathedral. Daniel continues to train with his parents who are opera singers and also works with the New York performance coach Daniel Isengart.

Poetry and Hums aren't things which you get, they're things which get you. And all you can do is to go where they can find you. ―Winnie the Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner, A. A. Milne

Thank You

I look forward to writing to you soon.