Professor Hans John Schellnhuber was awarded Volvo Environment Prize for the year of 2011
The Prize ceremony will take place on November 3 at the concert hall Nybrokajen 11 in Stockholm.
John Schellnhuber has shown outstanding leadership at the global level in the intellectual and conceptual development of Earth System science. He is a physicist by training, working earlier in his career on condensed matter physics and complex system dynamics. He has applied this rigorous, quantitative background to Earth System science, as exemplified in his 1998 work “Discourse: Earth System analysis: The scope of the challenge”, an inspirational masterpiece that set the stage for the rapid development of Earth System science at the international level. He has published 190 scientific papers and 40 books or book chapters.
The Prize ceremony will take place in Stockholm on Thursday, November 3.
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