Hubertus Fischer awarded Hans Oeschger Medal
Prof. Hubertus Fischer has been awarded the Hans Oeschger Medal of the European Geosciences Union (EGU). This medal has been established in recognition of the scientific work of Hans Oeschger. It is reserved for scientists for their outstanding achievements in ice research and/or short term climatic changes. With its awards, the EGU recognises every year eminent scientists in the earth, planetary and space sciences, and identifies the awardees as role models for the next generation of early career scientists.
Prof. Thomas Stocker receives the Marcel Benoist Swiss Science Prize 2017
By means of climate modelling and ice core analysis, Prof Stocker has been able to demonstrate the reality of climate change and its resulting consequences. In keeping with the objects of the Foundation, his research findings are of great importance to human life, and address one of the main challenges facing today’s society. Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, President of the Marcel Benoist Foundation, met Professor Thomas Stocker in Bern on Friday, September 1, and congratulated him on this important award. The award ceremony will be held in Bern on 1 November.
Fortunat Joos elected AGU Fellow
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) elected Prof. Fortunat Joos to be AGU Fellow. AGU Fellows are recognized for their scientific eminence in the Earth and space sciences. This distinction recognizes Fortunat's leadership and long-term impact in global-scale carbon cycle research.
Hubertus Fischer and Thomas Stocker honoured by AGU
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) awarded Prof. Hubertus Fischer the 2017 Dansgaard Award for his outstanding work in paleoclimate research based on polar ice cores.
Further, Prof. Thomas Stocker was selected to hold the prestigious Cesare Emiliani lecture at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans.