Climatologist, Director, Simon Laplace Institute
BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background
Alumni of the Ecole Normale Supérieur (physics), holder of a PhD in digital climate modeling, whole career at the CNRS (national center for scientific research). Academy of sciences member, involved in the IPCC since its beginning.
ACHIEVEMENT/ What is your project, initiative, start-up, company all about?
The IPSL is a federation of 9 academic labs of the Paris Region, gathering more than 1500 people and a large multidisciplinary set on the climatic system.
LOCATION/ In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?
The IPSL aims at aggregating the whole of the Ile-de-France region skills but I have worked in varied geographic context, recently on the climatic impacts in Aquitaine. I am also behind the creation of a Franco-Argentinian lab.
IMPACT/ What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of the activity, project, initiative, start-up, company?
The labs of the IPSL are the origin of many alerts on the climate change.
QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you
Not quoting anything is probably what tells the most about me