Donges Receives 2013 Donald L. Turcotte Award

donges_jonathan-fJonathan F. Donges was awarded the 2013 Donald L. Turcotte Award, given annually to recent Ph.D. recipients for outstanding dissertation research that contributes directly to the field of nonlinear geophysics. Donges’s Ph.D. thesis is entitled “Functional network macroscopes for probing past and present Earth system dynamics.” He gave an invited talk and was formally presented with the award at the 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, held 9–13 December in San Francisco, Calif.
Jonathan received his M.Sc. in physics from the University of Potsdam in Germany, in 2009 and a Ph.D. in theoretical physics under the supervision of Jürgen Kurths from Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, in 2012. He is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Potsdam, Germany, and Stockholm Resilience Centre in Stockholm, Sweden. His research interests include complexity in past and present climate dynamics as well as human interactions with the Earth system on a global scale.