Location: The Penn Stater, President's Hall
Bio: Dr. Michael E. Mann is a member of the Penn State University faculty, holding joint positions in the Departments of Meteorology and Geosciences, and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (ESSI). HE is also director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center (ESSC).
He received his undergraduate degrees in Physics and Applied Math from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.S. degree in Physics from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in Geology & Geophysics from Yale University. Current areas of research include model/data comparisons aimed at understanding the long-term behavior of the climate.
Dr. Mann was
a Lead Author on the "Observed Climate Variability and Change" chapter of the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Third Scientific Assessment
Report and in 2007 shared the Nobel Prize with other IPCC authors. He has been
organizing committee chair for the National Academy of Sciences 'Frontiers of
Science.' He has received the outstanding publication award from NOAA and in
2002 was selected as one of the 50 leading visionaries in science and
technology by Scientific American.
Dr. Mann is author of more than 130 peer-reviewed and edited publications, and
recently co-authored the book Dire
Predictions: Understanding Global Warming with colleague Lee Kump. He is
also a co-founder and avid contributor to the award-winning science website "RealClimate.org."