Thomas Jung is an expert in the analysis, modelling and prediction of the climate system. Currently his work is focussing on the development of a new generation Earth system models that effectively and realistically simulate critical processes, such as ocean eddies, along with their impact on climate. By doing so, Thomas and his group exploit some of the largest high performance computing systems in the world.
Thomas Jung works at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research in Germany. He has received his PhD in atmospheric physics from University of Kiel and the Institute for Marine Research (now GEOMAR). He then went on to work for 10 years in the Research Department of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) in the UK. Thomas is head of the Climate Dynamics section at AWI and full professor for physics of the climate system at the University of Bremen. He is also spokesperson of AWI’s research programme. Furthermore, he acts as the chair of various committees, including the Polar Prediction Project of the World Meteorological Organisation. Thomas coordinates major research projects such as APPLICATE, which is funded through the Horizon2020 program, and Advanced Earth System Modelling Capacity, which is funded through the Helmholtz Association.