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Bjorn Stevens

Prof. Bjorn Stevens
Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology

SC20 is pleased to announce that our Keynote speaker is Prof. Bjorn Stevens of the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology. Prof. Stevens will discuss how exascale computing is impacting two opportunities that are changing the face of climate science. One arises from what exascale will enable; the other from what it will not.

Stevens was one of the architects of the sixth phase of the coupled model intercomparison project (CMIP6), and he co-conceived and co-led the first ever intercomparison of global storm resolving models. Through these efforts, and his initiation and leadership of the German national project, “High Definition Clouds and Precipitation for Climate Prediction”, he has helped outline the development pathway for a new generation of climate models. Prof. Stevens has contributed more than 240 refereed publications to scientific literature.

He serves on a number of international advisory boards, has served as editor of leading journals in his field, and has been honored by a number of lectureships and awards, including the Clarence Leroy Meisinger Award of the American Meteorological Society, as well as fellowships from the Advanced Study Program of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and the Alexander von Humboldt Society.

Read more about Prof. Bjorn Steven’s research and accomplishments on the SC Blog.

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