1987     Dr. Sc. Nat., ETH Zürich, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. K. Hutter

1984     Dipl. Natw. (Umweltphysik), ETH Zürich, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. K. Hutter

Professional Appointments

Professor of Climate and Environmental Physics, Physics Institute, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, Co-Director of the Physics Institute, since 1993

Associate Research Scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades New York, USA, 1991-1993 (Supervisor: Prof. W.S. Broecker)

Swiss National Science Foundation Research Fellow, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1989-1991 (Supervisor: Prof. L.A. Mysak)

SERC Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Mathematics, University College London, 1988-1989 (Supervisor: Prof. E.R. Johnson)

Research Assistant, Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology (VAW), ETH Zürich, 1985-1988 (Supervisor: Prof. K. Hutter)

Temporary Appointments

Visiting Scholar, International Pacific Research Center, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, 2-8/2006 (Host: Prof. A. Timmermann)

Visiting Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, 7/8-2005 (Host: Dr. G. Meehl)

Chercheur Associé, Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, Saclay, France, 6-8/2002 (Host: Dr. J. Jouzel)

Membership in Scientific Organisations and Committees

Awards and Honors

Foreign Honorary Member American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2016

Foreign Member Academia Nazionale dei Lincei, 2015

Highly Cited Researcher (Thomson Reuters), 2015

Highly Cited Researcher (Thomson Reuters), 2014

Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, 2012

Hans Oeschger Medal of the European Geosciences Union, 2009

Descartes Prize for Transnational Collaborative Reserach, European Commission, Member of the EPICA Team, 2007

Doctor Honoris Causa, Université de Versailles, Saint-Quentin-En-Yvelines, 2006

National Latsis Prize of the Swiss National Science Foundation, 1993

Medal of ETH for excellent PhD Thesis, 1987

Medal of ETH for excellent Diploma Thesis, 1985


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