Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2015
    Junior Professor of Climate System Analysis at University of Potsdam and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany

  • Since 2010
    Co-developer of the Parallel Ice Sheet Model (PISM)

  • 2013 – 2014
    Visiting Scientist at Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, USA

  • 2012 – 2014
    Postdoctoral researcher at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany

  • 2010 – 2011
    Scientific Expedition to Antarctica (ANT-XXVII/2) on research vessel Polarstern, operated by Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research

  • 2008 – 2012
    Ph.D. in Physics (summa cum laude) Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany

  • 2008
    Diploma in Mathematics at Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany

  • 2004 – 2005
    Studies of Physics and Mathematics at University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

  • 2004
    Intermediate Diplomata in Physics and Mathematics at Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany

Selected publications

  • A. Levermann & R. Winkelmann, A simple equation for the melt-elevation feedback of ice sheets

    The Cryosphere 10 (2016), DOI: 10.5194/tc-10-1799-2016.

  • H.J. Schellnhuber, S. Rahmstorf, R. Winkelmann, Why the right climate target was agreed in Paris

    Nature Climate Change 6 (2016), DOI: 10.1038/nclimate3013.

  • A.B.A. Slangen, F. Adloff, S. Jevrejeva, P.W. Leclercq, B. Marzeion, Y. Wada, R. Winkelmann, A Review of Recent Updates of Sea-Level Projections at Global and Regional Scales, Surveys in Geophysics (2016), DOI: 10.1007/s10712-016-9374-2.

  • A. Ganopolski, R. Winkelmann, H.J. Schellnhuber, Critical insolation – CO2 relation for diagnosing past and future glacial inception, Nature 529 (2016), DOI: 10.1038/nature16494.

  • P.U. Clark, J.D. Shakun, S.A. Marcott, A.C. Mix, M. Eby, S. Kulp, A. Levermann, G.A. Milne, P.L. Pfister, B.D. Santer, D.P. Schrag, S. Solomon, T.F. Stocker, B.H. Strauss, A.J. Weaver, R. Winkelmann, D. Archer, E. Bard, A. Goldner, K. Lambeck, R.T. Pierrehumbert, G.-K. Plattner, Consequences of 21st Century Policy for Multi-Millennial Climate and Sea-Level Change, Nature Climate Change 6 (2016), DOI: 10.1038/nclimate2923.

  • M. Mengel, A. Levermann, K. Frieler, A. Robinson, B. Marzeion, R. Winkelmann, Future sea-level rise constrained by observations and long-term commitment, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 113 (2016), DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1500515113. » Open source: code, data and projections

  • R. Winkelmann, A. Levermann, A. Ridgwell, K. Caldeira, Combustion of available fossil-fuel resources sufficient to eliminate the Antarctic Ice Sheet, Science Advances 1 (2015), DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1500589.

  • K. Frieler, P.U. Clark, F. He, C. Buizert, R. Reese, S.R.M. Ligtenberg, M.R. van den Broeke, R. Winkelmann, A. Levermann

    Consistent evidence of increasing Antarctic accumulation with warming, Nature Climate Change 5 (2015), DOI: 10.1038/nclimate2574. Projecting Antarctic ice discharge using response functions from SeaRISE ice-sheet models Earth System Dynamics 5 (2014), 271-293, DOI: 10.5194/esd-5-271-2014.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • DOMINOES – Domino effects in the Earth system,

    Leibniz – Gemeinschaft, 2017 – 2020.

  • IRTG 1740 – Dynamical Phenomena in Complex Networks,

    DFG and FAPESP, 2017 – 2020.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Young Academy at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina, since 2015

  • Member of European Geosciences Union

  • Member of American Geophysical Union

  • Member of the International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling IMPRS-ESM, 2010 – 2012


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