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Curriculum vitae Dr. Jonathan F. Donges (short)

Job experience

2013 - present

  • Joint Post-Doc, Stordalen Scholar and EarthDoc at Research Domain for Earth system analysis, Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Germany and Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, Sweden within Planetary Boundaries Research Lab
  • Co-head of PIK's flagship project COPAN on Coevolutionary Pathways in the Earth system

Education

2009 - 2012

PhD (summa cum laude) with Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Jürgen Kurths in theoretical physics at Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research and Department of Physics, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

Topic: "Functional network macroscopes for probing past and present Earth system analysis: Complex hierarchical interactions, tipping points, and beyond" (thesis submitted May 2012)

2009

Diplom (Grade: with distinction), M.Sc. equivalent in Physics, University of Potsdam, Germany

2008 - 2009

Final year project on "Complex networks in the climate system" with Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Jürgen Kurths at Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Potsdam, Germany

2006 - 2007

Year of study at University of California San Diego and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, USA

2005 - 2009

Graduate studies of physics, University of Potsdam, Germany
Subsidiary subject: environmental sciences

2003 - 2005

Undergraduate studies in physics, University of Bonn, Germany
Subsidiary subject: Astrophysics

International experience

2013

Frequent research visits within Planetary Boundary Research Initiative,
Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, Sweden

2011 - 2012

Project work on time series analysis of sea level dynamics, funded by German Academic Exchange Service and Portugese Foundation for Science and Technology,
University of Porto, Portugal

2009 and 2011

Speleological and paleoclimatological field work (Indian Speleological Monitoring Expedition),
Cherrapunji, Meghalaya, India

2009

Research visit to Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology,
Pune, India

2006 - 2007

Research project on optimal parameter estimation exploiting synchonization phenomena with Prof. Dr. Henry D.I. Abarbanel,
Institute for Nonlinear Science, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, USA

1999

High school exchange program,
Apalachicola, Florida, USA

Awards

2015

Wladimir Peter Köppen Prize 2014, Cluster of Excellence CliSAP, Hamburg

2014

Friedrich-Hirzebruch dissertation award (second mention), German National Academic Foundation

2013

Donald L. Turcotte award for outstanding dissertations in nonlinear geophysics, American Geophysical Union

2010 - 2012

PhD scholarship, German National Academic Foundation

2011

Falling Walls Lab scholarship, Falling Walls Foundation and A.T. Kearney

2010

Award for outstanding graduates in Physics (Physik-Studienpreis), Physical Society of Berlin and WE-Heraeus Foundation

2006 - 2007

  • Scholarship, Education Abroad Program, University of

    California

  • Fulbright scholarship, German-American Fulbright Commission

  • Hölderlin scholarship, German National Academic Foundation

    and Siemens Management Consulting

2005 - 2009

Scholarship, German National Academic Foundation

1995 - 2001

Six state level awards (North Rhine-Westphalia), Jugend Forscht and Schüler Experimentieren science competitions

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