Postdoc Award of the State of Brandenburg for Niklas Boers

02.12.2019 - Niklas Boers of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) has been awarded the Postdoc Prize of the State of Brandenburg. The prize is awarded by the state of Brandenburg in recognition of excellent research achievements by outstanding young scientists from universities and non-university research institutions.
Postdoc Award of the State of Brandenburg for Niklas Boers
Awardee Niklas Boers. Photo: Philip Bartz für VolkswagenStiftung

Niklas Boers had "presented excellent research achievements on pressing issues of our time," said Science Minister Manja Schüle. "By honoring outstanding young researchers and supporting them in a career development network that is unique in Germany, we want to win the brightest minds for Brandenburg's future - they will advance scientific development, secure international competitiveness and contribute to finding answers to current social challenges.

Physicist Boers heads the FutureLab "Artificial Intelligence in the Anthropocene" at PIK and receives the prize for the publication "Complex networks reveal global pattern of extreme-rainfall teleconnections". Boers' work deals with the relationship between extreme rainfall and dynamic processes in the atmosphere. By combining extreme precipitation events with atmospheric circulation patterns, he was able to prove that atmospheric wave patterns are a dominant trigger for extreme rain events. His highly innovative and up-to-date work marks a milestone in data analysis and lays the foundation for future research on changes in extreme weather events in the face of global warming, according to the state of Brandenburg.

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