Nathan Steiger


Nathan Steiger is a Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He works to understand and elucidate a range of climate phenomena: the extent of climate extremes, the physical mechanisms of severe droughts and pluvials, and the nature of climate variability across historic and geologic time, and the variety exoplanetary atmospheres.

Curriculum Vitae


Nathan majored in physics as an undergraduate, doing thesis work in theoretical quantum mechanics. In graduate school at the University of Washington he developed new methods for reconstructing past climate using data assimilation. He received his PhD in Atmospheric Sciences in late 2015 and then worked at Columbia University as a NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellow on the causes of megadroughts. Since 2020 he has been appointed at Hebrew University.