Partner programme at G20 summit: Professor Sauer invites to talks from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology and the German Climate Computing Centre

© Bundesregierung/Gottschalk

© Bundesregierung/Gottschalk.

On July, 7th, Professor Martin Claussen, Managing Director of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), and Professor Thomas Ludwig, Director of the German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ), welcomed the partners of the heads of state and government of the G20 summit on the premises of the Hotel Atlantic.

Host and quantum chemist Professor Joachim Sauer, husband of chancellor Dr Angela Merkel, had wished to offer a scientific part to the partner programme during the G20 summit in Hamburg besides a harbour tour and a visit to Hamburg city hall. At the Hotel Atlantic, Professor Claussen introduced the visitors to the history of climate science in Hamburg. Professor Bjorn Stevens, also a director at MPI-M, presented current climate research, and Professor Ludwig explained the special features of the high performance computing system and its enormous store capacities at the German Climate Computing Centre. Instead of the originally planned guided tour through the computer centre and to the data archives the state visitors experienced a virtual tour with filmsequences and photos through of the computing center.


Group picture: Participants of the partner programme at the Hotel Atlantic. Each row from left to right: 1. row at the bottom: Thobeka Madiba-Zuma (South Africa), Dr. Annette Kirk (MPI-M), Jana Meyer (DKRZ), Prof. Joachim Sauer (Germany), Prof. Thomas Ludwig (DKRZ); bottom stair: Prof. Martin Claußen (MPI-M), Akie Abe (Japane), Dr. Lulu Quintana (OECD), Kim Jungsook (South Korea), Tran Nguyet Thu (Vietnam), Lucy Turnbull (Australia); second step: Ho Ching (Singapore), Emine Erdogan (Turkey), Brigitte Macron (France), Malgorzata Tusk (European Council), Christiane Frising-Juncker (European Commission), Michael Böttinger (DKRZ); 4th row: Emanuela Mauro Gentiloni (Italy), Prof. Bjorn Stevens (MPI-M), Prof. Jochem Marotzke (MPI-M), Younsook Lim (World Bank), Philip May (Great Britain); top row: Xavier Giocanti (IWF), Juliana Awada (Argentinia), Sindre Finnes (Norway)



Prof Dr Martin Claussen
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

Phone: +49 (0) 40 41173 226 (Assistant Sylvia Houston)
martin.claussen@we dont want


Dr Annette Kirk
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

Phone: +49 (0) 40 41173 374
annette.kirk@we dont want