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Leonie Wenz

Leonie Wenz (PhD in physics, 2016)

» Group leader: Data-based analysis of climate decisions
» Postdoc (UoC Berkeley, 2018-2019)
» PhD (summa cum laude, 2016): globalized damages
» MSc in Mathematics
» Scholarship of
Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt


Sven Willner

Sven Willner (PhD in physics, 2018)

» Group leader: Analysis of global economic impacts
» PhD (2016): propagation of economic flood damages
» MSc in Physics



Torsten Albrecht

Torsten Albrecht (PhD in physics, 2013)

» Postdoc: glacial Antarctica
» PhD (2013): Fractures in ice shelf dynamics
» Diploma (2009): Calving processes at ice shelf fronts
» Scholarship for the Highly Gifted
» For publications see website.


Kelsey Barton-Henry

Kelsey Barton-Henry (PhD student with Dr. Wenz)

» Data-based analysis of climate decisions
» MSc in economics.


TimotheĀ“ Beaufils

Timothé Beaufils (PhD student with Dr. Wenz)

» Data-based analysis of climate decisions
» MSc in engineering.


Johannes Feldmann

Johannes Feldmann (PhD in physics, 2016)

» Postdoc: ice sheet-shelf interaction
» PhD (summa cum laude, 2016): Antarctic instabilities
» MSc in physics
» Scholarship of
Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt
» Diploma (2012): Pine Island and Thwaites Glaciers
» For publications see website.


Anja Katzenberger

Anja Katzenberger (PhD student in physics)

» Abrupt monsoon transitions under future warming
» MSc on "Future of Indian monsoon rainfall"
» MSc together w
Prof. J. Pongratz at LMU Munich, Germany


Max Kotz

Max Kotz (PhD student with Dr. Wenz)

» Data-based analysis of climate decisions
» MSc in physics from Cambridge University, UK.


Kilian Kuhla

Kilian Kuhla (PhD student with Dr. Willner)

» Role of transport failure for climate damages
» Scholarship for the Highly Gifted
» MSc in physics from TU Berlin, Germany.


Lea Luca Lenz

Lea Luca Lenz (MSc student in physics)

» Theory of grounding line motion


Robin Middelanis

Robin Middelanis (PhD student with Dr. Willner)

» Numerical analysis of global economic impacts
» MSc in computer science from European Institute of Technology ( U Rennes, France & TU Berlin, Germany).


Lennart Quante

Lennart Quante (PhD student with Dr. Willner)

» Numerical analysis of global economic impacts
» MSc in finacial mathematics from LMU Munich, Germany.


Tanja Schlemm

Tanja Schlemm (PhD student in Physics)

» Grounded calving of ice sheets
» Scholarship of
Heinrich-Böll Foundations


Max Kotz

Annika Stechemesser (PhD student with Dr. Wenz)

» Data-based analysis of climate decisions
» MSc in mathematics from Warwick University, UK.




Former Members

Johanna Beckmann

Johanna Beckmann (MSc in Physics, 2013)

» Master (2013): Future evolution of Indian monsoon rainfall
» Now with
R. Winkelmann @ Potsdam Institute, Germany.


Robert Bierkandt

Robert Bierkandt (PhD in Physics, 2016)

» Climate impact on global supply chains
» Scholarship of
Heinrich-Böll Foundations
» Now self-employed consultant for climate adaptation.


Andreas Born

Andreas Born (MSc in physics, 2007)

» Diploma: Hydraulic overflow and ocean circulation
» For publications see website.
» PhD @ University of Bergen, Norway.
» Postdoc @ University of Bern, Switzerland.
» Now professor @ University of Bergen, Norway.


Dana Ehlert

Ines Dana Ehlert (MSc in geophysics, 2012)

» Diploma: Strengthening of Overturning prior to collapse
» For publications see website.
» Now @ University of Vancouver, Canada
.


Johannes Fü

Johannes Fürst (MSc in physics, 2009)

» Diploma: Conceptual model of oceanic overturning
» For publications see website.
» PhD @ University of Brussels, Belgium.
» Now @ U Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.


Nicole Glanemann

Nicole Glanemann (Assistant professor, 2015)

» Cost-benefit analysis of climate change
» PhD in Economics (2014)
» MSc in Mathematics (2008)
» Now at German Federal Ministry of Economics


Marianne Haseloff

Marianne Haseloff (MSc in physics, 2009)

» Diploma: Grounding line hysteresis
» Awared the Erhard-Höpfner-Prize

» Scholarship for the Highly Gifted
» For publications see website.
» PhD @ University of Victoria, Vancouver, Canada
» Now @ Princeton University, GFDL, USA



Tore Hattermann

Tore Hattermann (MSc in physics, 2009)

» Diploma Antarctic ice-shelf melting and ocean circulation
» Scientific expedition to Antarctica Nov.'09 - Jan.'10
» For publications see website.
» PhD at Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromso, Norway.
» Now @ Alfred-Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven, Germany.



Sebastian Klipp

Sebastian Klipp (MSc in physics, 2016)

» Optimal network adaptation after production failure


Daniela Littmann

Daniela Littmann (MSc in physics, 2018)

» Fracture field in ice shelf calving


Moritz Loeffler

Moritz Löffler (MSc in physics, 2016)

» Surface waves on ice sheets


Maria Martin

Maria A. Martin (PhD in physics, 2012)

» PhD (summa cum laude, 2012): Sensitivity of Antarctic ice sheet model
» Scientific expedition to Antarctica Nov.'10 - Jan.'11
» For publications see website.
» Now research analyist with director H.J. Schellnhuber.


Matthias Mengel

Matthias Mengel (PhD in physics, 2015)

» Postdoc: sea-level rise & impacts
» PhD (2015): Antarctic Instabilities
» MSc in physics, 2010: stability of subpolar gyre
» Scholarship of
Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt
» Now working group leader @ Potsdam Institute.


Arathy Menon

Arathy Menon (PhD in physics, 2014)

» Abrupt monsoon transitions in past climate
» For publications see website.
» Now @ University of Reading, UK.


Christian Otto

Christian Otto (PhD in physics, 2013)

» Postdoc: Development of Acclimate
» Now working group leader @ Potsdam Institute.


Friederike Otto

Friederike E.L. Otto (PhD in philosophy, 2011)

» Philosophical aspects of climate modeling
» Co-advisor:
H. Tetens, Free University, Berlin, Germany:
» Scholarship of Friedrich-Ebert Foundation
» For publications see website.
» Now deputy director of eci @ University of Oxford, UK.



Jacob Schewe

Jacob Schewe (PhD in physics, 2012)

» PhD (summa cum laude, 2012): Abrupt monsoon transitions
» Diploma (2008): Southern Ocean winds & global overturning
» Scholarship for the Highly Gifted
» Scholarship of Heinrich-Böll Foundations
» Now working group leader @ Potsdam Institute


Carl-Friedrich Schleussner

Carl-Friedrich Schleussner (PhD in physics, 2013)

» PhD thesis (2013, summa cum laude): Meridional and horizontal Atlantic ocean circulation
» Network analysis of societal stability
» Scholarship of
Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt
» Scholarship for the Highly Gifted
» For publications see website.
» Now @ Climate Analytics, Berlin, Germany.


Daria Schönemann

Daria Schönemann (MSc in geophysics, 2009)

» Climate of the Cretaceous
» For publications see website.
» PhD @ University of Hamburg, Germany
» Now @ International Pacific Research Center, Hawai, USA


Ricarda Winkelmann

Ricarda Winkelmann (PhD in physics, 2016)

» PhD (summa cum laude, 2012): Antarctic projections
» Scientific expedition to Antarctica Nov.'10 - Jan.'11
» For publications see website.
» Now professor @ Potsdam Institute


Jan Wohland

Jan Wohland (MSc in physics, 2016)

» Ice sheet shapes
» Now @
Jülich research center.


last update: April 2021 Impressum