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Prof. Dr.

Paul J. Crutzen

Year of election: 1992
Section: Earth Sciences
City: Mainz
Country: Germany
Ehrenmitgliedschaft der Leopoldina für Paul J. Crutzen
CV Paul J. Crutzen - Deutsch (pdf)

Research

Paul Crutzen's research has been especially concerned with the natural and anthropogenically disturbed photochemistry of ozone in the stratosphere and troposphere. Thereby he also identified biomass burning, especially in the tropics, as an important source of widespread air pollution, especially during the dry season, with potential impacts on Earth climate. Recently he introduced the “Anthropocene”, a new geological era, in which the environment ins increasingly influenced by human action.

Crutzen received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1995 for his research on atmospheric ozone.

Career

  • until 2008 Research at the University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • 1980-2000 Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz
  • 1977-1980 Director of Research at the National Center of Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado
  • 1974-1977 Research Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • 1969-1971 Post-doctoral fellow of the European Space Research Organization
  • 1968 PhD, Meteorology, University of Stockholm

Honours and Memberships

(Selection)

  • 2014 Honorary Member, National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • 2000 Asteroid (9679) Crutzen named after Paul J. Crutzen
  • 1996 Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • 1995 Global Ozone Award
  • 1995 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his research on atmospheric ozone
  • 1994 Deutscher Umweltpreis
  • since 1992 Member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • Honorary Member, American Meteorological Society
  • Honorary Member, European Geophysical Society (EGS)

Auszeichnungen und Mitgliedschaften

  • 2014 Ehrenmitglied der Nationalen Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina
  • 2013 Verdienstorden des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz
  • 2000 Benennung eines Asteroiden nach ihm: (9679) Crutzen
  • 1999 Ausländisches Mitglied der Russischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • 1998 H. Julian Allen Award des NASA Ames Research Center
  • 1996 Ehrenmitglied der Internationalen Ozon-Kommission
  • 1996 Bundesverdienstorden der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
  • 1996 „Commandeur in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw“, Niederlande
  • 1996 Medaille d'Or de la Ville de Grenoble, Frankreich
  • 1996 Louis J. Battan Author’s Award der American Meteorological Society
  • 1996 Minnie Rosen Award for “High Achievement in the Service to Mankind” der Ross University, New York
  • 1995 Global Ozone Award for “Outstanding Contribution for the Protection of the Ozone Layer” der UNEP (Umweltprogramm der Vereinten Nationen)
  • 1995 Nobelpreis für Chemie (zusammen mit Mario Molina und F. Sherwood Rowland)
  • 1995 Max Planck Research Prize (zusammen mit Mario Molina), Max-Planck-Institut  
  • seit 1994 Ausländisches Mitglied der National Academy of Sciences, USA
  • 1994 Deutscher Umweltpreis der Umweltstiftung (zusammen mit Frank Arnold)
  • seit 1992 Mitglied der Königlich Schwedischen Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Königlich Schwedischen Akademie der Ingenieurwissenschaften
  • 1991 Volvo Environmental Prize
  • seit 1990 Corresponding Member of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Science.
  • 1989 Tyler Prize for the Environment, University of Southern California, USA
  • seit 1986 Ausländisches Ehrenmitglied der American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, USA
  • 1985 Leo Szilard Award for “Physics in the Public’s Interest” der American Physical Society
  • 1984 Rolex-Discover Scientist of the Year
  • 1977 Special Achievement Award, Environmental Research Laboratories, NOAA, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • 1976 Outstanding Publication Award, Environmental Research Laboratories, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • Paul J. Crutzen wurde weltweit mit weiteren zahlreichen akademischen Ehrentiteln und Ehrenmitgliedschaften ausgezeichnet.

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