Niklas Boers awarded with EGU Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

10/26/2020 - One of 2021’s Outstanding Early Career Scientist Awards goes to PIK researcher Niklas Boers. Awarded by the European Geosciences Union (EGU), the prize recognizes Boers’ important contributions in the fields covered by the Nonlinear Processes in Geosciences (NP) Division, which is focused on a series of nonlinear paradigms including deterministic chaos, tipping points, predictability and its limits, as well as extreme events.
Niklas Boers awarded with EGU Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award
Winner of EGU's Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award: Niklas Boers (Photo: Philip Bartz for VolkswagenStiftung)

Boers heads PIK’s FutureLab "Artificial Intelligence in the Anthropocene" which explores mathematical approaches to investigate and model complex Earth system processes. The physicist is also an associate coordinator of the EU-funded Horizon 2020 project “Tipping Points in the Earth System TiPES”, which aims at better quantifying the tipping elements that are present in the climate system.

In 2019 Boers already received the Postdoc Prize of the State of Brandenburg for his publication “Complex networks reveal global pattern of extreme-rainfall teleconnections” that provided evidence that atmospheric wave patterns are a dominant trigger for extreme rain events.

Each year a total of 51 recipients are honored by the EGU for their outstanding contributions to the Earth, planetary and space sciences. Niklas Boers will receive the award at a ceremony in Vienna, scheduled for April 2021.

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