Prof. Dr. Jan O. Haerter

Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT)
WG Complexity & Climate
Department Head (Integrated Modelling)

Self-organization of the convective cloud field and the impact of extreme events, such as storminess and heavy precipitation; Mathematical and computer modelling, including AI, as well as observational analysis.

Jan Haerter completed his “Vordiplom”, both in Physics and Electrical Engineering at TU Berlin in 2002, and continued as a graduate student at UC Santa Cruz, USA, to complete his PhD in strongly interacting electron systems in 2007. He then returned to Germany for a three-year postdoc at Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany. From 2011-2015 he worked on a range of complex systems at Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen University as postdoc and assistant professor. In 2015/2016 he spent a research visit at University of Barcelona, to then return to Niels Bohr Institute on a 5-year young investigator grant, founding a group on extreme precipitation. The grant was followed up by an ERC Consolidator Grant on convective self-organization in 2017.

Jan brought this grant to Leibniz ZMT in 2020 to start his group “Complexity & Climate” and to lead the “Integrated Modelling” Department there.

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