Klaus Hasselmann#


Klaus Hasselmann
Membership Number:94
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Elected:1988
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Homepage(s):http://www.mpimet.mpg.de/en/staff/ohneabteilung/klaus-hasselmann



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Present and Previous Positions
  • 1999 Professor Emeritus
  • 1988 - 1999 Scientific Director at the German Climate Computer Centre, Hamburg
  • 1975 - 1999 Director of the Max-Planck-Institute of Meteorology , Hamburg
  • 1972 - 1975 Full Professor for Theoretical Geophysics, Managing Director, Institute of Geophysics at the University of Hamburg
  • 1970 - 1972 Doherty Professor, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Mass., USA
  • 1969 - 1972 Department Director and Professor at the University of Hamburg
  • 1966 - 1969 Professor at the University of Hamburg
  • 1964 - 1966 Lecturer at the University of Hamburg
  • 1963 Habilitation in Hamburg
  • 1961 - 1964 Assistant, then Associate Professor at the Institute for Geophysics and Planetary Physics and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, La Jolla, USA
  • 1957 - 1961 Research Assistant to Professor K. Wieghardt at the Institute of Naval Architecture at the University of Hamburg

Fields of Scholarship
  • Climate dynamics
  • Stochastic processes
  • Ocean waves
  • Satellite remote sensing
  • Integrated assessment studies
  • Unified field theory

Honours and Awards
  • 1963 Carl Christiansen Commemorative Award
  • 1964 James B. Macelwane Award of the American Geophysical Union
  • 1970 Academic Award for Physics from the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen
  • 1971 Sverdrup Medal of the American Meteorological Union
  • 1981 Belfotop-Eurosense Award of the Remote Sensing Society
  • 1990 Robertson Memorial Lecture Award of the US National Academy of Sciences
  • 1990 Förderpreis für die Europäische Wissenschaft of the Körber-Stiftung,Hamburg
  • 1993 Nansen Polar Bear Award, Bergen, Norway
  • 1994 Oceanography Award sponsored by the Society for Underwater Technology, Portland, UK
  • 1996 Oceanology International Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 1996 Premio Italgas per la Ricerca e L'Innovazione 1996
  • 1997 Symons Memorial Medal of the Royal Meteorological Society
  • 1998 Umweltpreis 1998 der Deutschen Bundesstiftung Umwelt
  • 1999 Karl-Küpfmüller-Ring der Technischen Universität Darmstadt
  • 2000 Dr. honoris causa, University of East Anglia
  • 2002 Vilhelm Bjerknes Medal of the European Geophysical Society
  • 2005 Gold medal of the University of Alcala, Spain
  • 2007 Achievement Award, International Meetings in Statistical Climatology, Beijing
  • 2010 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award
  • 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics jointly with Syukuro Manabe) for "physical modeling of earth's climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming." The prize was awarded "for groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex systems" with one half jointly to Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann and the other half to Giorgio Parisi.


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