Professor Thomas Stocker (Speaker)
Thomas Stocker is Professor of Climate and Environmental Physics at the University of Bern and head of the Division of Climate and Environmental Physics (staff of 50) of the Physics Institute since 1993.
He obtained his PhD with distinction from ETH ZÃ¼rich in 1987.
After reserach positions at the University College (London), and McGill University (Montreal), he was appointed Associate Research Scientist at the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University (New York) from 1991-1993.
main research interest is the development of climate models and the investigation of past and future climate change combining models and paleoclimatic reconstructions using ice cores from Greenland and Antarctica.
developed the first climate models of intermediate complexity and investigates the role of the carbon cycle in the climate system, in particular, the impact of abrupt climate changes on the biogeochemical cycles.
has published over 110 papers in international refereed journals.
He is a member of the Board of Reviewing Editors of Science.
Stocker served as a Coordinating Lead Author and contributor for the Third Assessment Report of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published in 2001, and coordinates the Chapter "Global Climate Projection" in the forthcoming Fourth Assessment Report of IPCC.
was awarded the National Latsis Prize of the Swiss National Science Foundation in 1993 and a honorary doctorate of the University of Versailles (France) in 2006.
He is also Member of the Academia Europaea, and a Corresponding Member of the Academy of Science and Literature, Mainz.