Michael Ghil#


Michael Ghil
Email:ghil 'at' lmd.ens.fr
Membership Number:1845
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:mghil
Homepage: http://research.atmos.ucla.edu/tcd/GHIL
http://www.environnement.ens.fr/annuaire/ghil-michael/?lang=fr


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2003-2009 Head, Geosciences Department, ENS
  • 1992-2003 Director, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, UCLA
  • 1988-1992 Chairman, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, UCLA
  • 1985-1994 Professor of Climate Dynamics
  • 1971-1987 Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU (Research Assistant (1971–1975) to Research Professor (1982–1987), via intermediate appointments)
  • 1975-1976 NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council Research Associate
  • 1967-1971 Israel Armed Forces
  • 1966-1971 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Research Assistant to Instructor

Fields of Scholarship
  • Atmospheric sciences
  • Climate dynamics
  • Dynamical and complex systems theory
  • Estimation theory
  • Geophysical fluid dynamics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Numerical methods
  • Physical oceanography
  • Statistical methods
  • Remote sensing and applications

Honours and Awards
  • P. D. Thompson Lecturer, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colo., 2007
  • Lorenz Lecture, American Geophysical Union, 2005
  • Foreign Member, Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW), 2005
  • L. F. Richardson Medal, European Geosciences Union, 2004
  • Highly Cited in the Geosciences (ISI Web of Science, http://isihighlycited.com, 2004–present
  • G. Lemaître Chair, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, 2004
  • Honorary Member, Academy of Engineering Sciences, Romania (AST-R), 2004
  • Associate (=Honorary Member), Royal Astronomical Society, 2002
  • Foreign Member, Academia Europaea, 1998
  • 1997 Visiting Chair and Medal, Collège de France, Paris; Elf-Aquitaine/CNRS Chair and Medal, Académie des Sciences, Paris, 1996
  • Condorcet Chair and Medal, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, 1995
  • Fellow, American Geophysical Union, 1995
  • NSF Special Creativity Awards, 1993–1995 and 1998–2000
  • Guggenheim Fellow, 1991-92
  • Fellow, American Meteorological Society, 1988
  • Distinguished Visiting Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech/NASA, 1985–present


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