cc: m.hulme@uea, s.torok@uea
date: Thu Oct 31 09:48:05 2002
from: Mike Hulme <m.hulmeatXYZxyz.ac.uk>
subject: Re: Draft Press Release - RS-Wolfson Award
to: Mary Pallister <m.pallisteratXYZxyz.ac.uk>
John is away now until next Wednesday. I have made 1,2 comments below in blue. If you
wish John to comment, then Vanessa will have to fax it to him in Germany.
31 October 2002
New UEA Professor awarded top science honour
A new Professor at the University of East Anglia has been awarded one of UK science's
top honours - a Royal Society-Wolfson Research Merit Award.
Professor John Schellnhuber, who joined UEA in October, receives the award for his
research in the field of integration science, which examines how very complex problems
need solutions involving input from many disciplines.
Professor Schellnhuber's, who is Research Director at the Tyndall Centre, is applying
these research methods to the complex problem of climate change.
"This is one of the first Research Merit Awards to be made in the field of environmental
sciences and we're delighted that Professor Schellnhuber's contribution has been
recognised in this way," said Professor Mike Hulme, Executive Director of the Tyndall
The award, which is worth around �250,000 over five years, will be used by Professor
Schellnhuber to develop a general model that can be used to answer specific questions
about climate change and society.
Professor Schellnhuber joined UEA from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
in Germany, where he was a founding Director.
Research Merit Awards are made jointly by the Royal Society and the Wolfson Foundation
as a means of attracting the very best scientists to work in the UK.
For further information please contact Mary Pallister in the UEA press office:
tel: 01603 593007, e-mail: m.pallisteratXYZxyz.ac.uk
Notes to Editors:
1. A picture of Professor Schellnhuber is available in electronic format - please
contact Mary Pallister in the UEA press office.
2. The Royal Society-Wolfson Research Merit Awards are jointly funded by the Wolfson
Foundation and the Office of Science and Technology. More details at
3. The Tyndall Centre web site contains more information about the work and objectives
of the Centre: www.tyndall.ac.uk
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