MSc Keno Riechers

PhD student

Keno Riechers holds a masters degree in Physics from the University of Hamburg. After working in climate policy consultancy he returned to science and now investigates past abrupt climatic shifts evident in paleo climate records with a special focus on uncertainty propagation. His work is part of the project 'Tipping Points in the Earth System' (TIPES) and comprises:

  • rigorous propagation of data uncertainties to statements on the temporal order of events during abrupt climate shift using Bayesian methods
  • assessment of conceptual models given uncertain data
  • hypothesis testing given uncertain data samples
  • representation of uncertain data on absolute time axis based on translating dating uncertainties into proxy value uncertainties
  • development of a toolkit for time series analysis applicable to paleo climate proxy records


  • Riechers, K., Hueck, K., Luick, N., Lompe, T. & Moritz, H. Detecting Friedel oscillations in ultracold Fermi gases. Eur. Phys. J. D 71, (2017).


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