Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, ICTP
Head of the Earth System Physics (ESP) section
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Filippo Giorgi obtained a Ph.D. from the School of Geophysical Sciences of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA in 1986. From 1986 to 1998 he was a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, USA. In 1998 he moved at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy, where he is the head of the Earth System Physics (ESP) section.
Giorgi is an international expert in climate modeling (focus on regional scales), climate change and impacts, biosphere-atmosphere interactions and chemistry-climate interactions. He authored over 370 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and is included in the 2001 list of most highly cited scientists in the Geosciences (which places him in the top 0.1% of this category). In 2020 a study by Stanford University based on multiple bibliometric indicators placed him as number 11 (out of 54940) in the list of most influencial scientists in the field of Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics.
Giorgi has been on numerous international panels and committees, and contributed to the first 5 reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). From 2002 to 2008 he was one of the vice chairs of Working Group I of the IPCC, which won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Giorgi has been co-chair of the Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX) from 2012 to 2018 and a member of the WMO/ICSU/IOC Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) for the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) from 2009 to 2014. Giorgi has obtained several prizes and, most noticeably, in 2018 he was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt medal of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) for his outstanding contribution to climate research and to the progress of advanced science in developing countries.
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