Prof. Klaus Hasselmann

Office

Email:    klaus.hasselmann@we dont want spamzmaw.de
Phone:  +49-40-41173-236
Fax:      +49-40-41173-290
Room no. PE 25

 

Mailing Address

Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie
Bundesstraße 53
D-20146 Hamburg
Germany

 

Department

Emeriti

Research Interests

Publications

Curriculum vitae

25. October 1931

Born in Hamburg

1934

Emigrated to England with family

1936 - 1949

Elementary and Grammar School (High School) in Welwyn Garden City, Herts., England 

July 1949

Final High School Exam (Cambridge Higher School Certificate) 

August 1949

Return to Hamburg with family

Sept. 1949 - April 1950

Practical course in Mechanical Engineering, Menck und Hambrock, Hamburg 

May 1950 - July 1955

Study of Physics and Mathematics at the University of Hamburg 

November 1952

Pre-Diplom Exam

July 1955

Diplom Exam (Diplom thesis on Turbulence, advisor: Professor K. Wieghardt) 

November 1955 - July 1957

Study of Physics and Fluid Dynamics at the University of Göttingen and the Max-Planck-Institute of Fluid Dynamics 

July 1957

Ph.D., University of Göttingen (Professor W. Tollmien)

August 1957

Marriage to Susanne Barthe,
3 children, Meike (born 1958), Knut (born 1961), Annette (born 1963), 9 grandchildren

August 1957 - October 1961

Research Assistant to Professor K. Wieghardt at the Institute of Naval Architecture at the University of Hamburg 

October 1961 - October 1964

Assistant, then Associate Professor at the Institute for Geophysics and Planetary Physics and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, La Jolla, USA 

February 1963

Habilitation in Hamburg

Nov. 1964 - Nov. 1966

Lecturer at the University of Hamburg

November 1966 - February 1969
Sept 1967 -
Feb1968

Professor at the University of Hamburg ( leave of absence Sept 1967 - Feb 1968)

Visiting Fellow, University College, Cambridge University

February 1969 - September 1972

Department Director and Professor at the University of Hamburg (leave of absence, July 1970 - July 1972) 

July 1970 - July 1972

Doherty Professor, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Mass., USA 

September 1972 - January 1975

Full Professor for Theoretical Geophysics, Managing Director, Institute of Geophysics at the University of Hamburg 

February 1975 - November 1999

Director of the Max-Planck-Institute of Meteorology , Hamburg 

January 1988 - November 1999

Scientific Director at the German Climate Computer Centre, Hamburg 

November 1999

Emeritus

Awards

January 1963

Carl Christiansen Commemorative Award

April 1964

James B. Macelwane Award of the American Geophysical Union

November 1970

Academic Award for Physics from the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen 

January 1971

Sverdrup Medal of the American Meteorological Union

December 1981

Belfotop-Eurosense Award of the Remote Sensing Society 

April 1990

Robertson Memorial Lecture Award of the US National Academy of Sciences

September 1990

Förderpreis für die Europäische Wissenschaft of the Körber-Stiftung,Hamburg 

June 1993

Nansen Polar Bear Award, Bergen, Norway

December 1994

Oceanography Award sponsored by the Society for Underwater Technology, Portland, UK 

March 1996

Oceanology International Lifetime Achievement Award

October 1996

Premio Italgas per la Ricerca e L'Innovazione 1996

May 1997

Symons Memorial Medal of the Royal Meteorological Society

November 1998

Umweltpreis 1998 der Deutschen Bundesstiftung Umwelt

May 1999

Karl-Küpfmüller-Ring der Technischen Universität Darmstadt

July 2000

Dr. honoris causa, University of East Anglia

April 2002

Vilhelm Bjerknes Medal of the European Geophysical Society

November 2005

Gold medal of the University of Alcala, Spain

August 2007

Achievement Award, International Meetings in Statistical Climatology, Beijing

Januar 2010

BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award

Memberships in Societies

1. Foreign Member     Opens external link in current windowRoyal Swedish Academy of Science

2. Honorary Member   Opens external link in current window European Geosciences Union

3. Member                 Opens external link in current windowEuropean Academy of Science and Arts

4. Honorary Fellow     Opens external link in current windowRoyal Meteorological Society

5. Fellow                   Opens external link in current windowAmerican Geophysical Union

6. Member                Opens external link in current windowDeutsche Meteorologische Gesellschaft

7. Member                Opens external link in current windowGesellschaft für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik

 

 

Hobbies

  • Sailing
  • Music
  • Hiking