The review article ‘Perspectives on the importance of complex systems in understanding our climate and climate change – The Nobel Prize in Physics 2021’ by CAFE researchers Shraddha Gupta, Nikolaos Mastrantonas, Cristina Masoller and Jürgen Kurths has been published in Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science.
The article gives a comprehensive overview of the groundbreaking contributions of the researchers Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi, winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2021, on the study of complex systems which are the foundations of the current climate models. As the authors of the article state in a previous outreach article, ‘The key to understanding the concept of predictability is to understand the underlying causes of variability. Only then we can understand the stark reality of global warming and the role of human activity on it.‘ Thus, their work brings much-needed insight into climate and climate change and outlines recent directions in this urgent field of study.
The article has also been selected as a featured article in Scilights.
Source: “Perspectives on the importance of complex systems in understanding our climate and climate change – The Nobel Prize in Physics 2021,” by Shraddha Gupta, Nikolaos Mastrantonas, Cristina Masoller, and Jürgen Kurths, Chaos (2022). The article can be accessed at https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0090222.