The American Geophysical Union announced that Ute Ebert (CWI and TU/e) was elected as an American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Fellow. She joined 53 other individuals in the 2022 Class of Fellows. AGU, a nonprofit organization that supports 130,000 enthusiasts to experts worldwide in Earth and space sciences, annually recognizes a select number of individuals as part of its Honors and Recognition program. Since 1962, the AGU Union Fellows Committee has selected less than 0.1% of its members as new Fellows.
Ebert was chosen as an AGU Fellow "for crucial theoretical, numerical and experimental insights on lightning and related sciences". All Fellows are selected for their outstanding achievements and contributions by pushing forward the frontiers of geophysical science. They also embody AGU’s vision of a thriving, sustainable, and equitable future powered by discovery, innovation, and action. Equally important is that they conducted themselves with integrity, respect, and collaboration while creating deep engagement in education, diversity, and outreach.
Ute Ebert is leader of the Multiscale Dynamics research group at CWI and a part-time full professor at Eindhoven University of Technology. She is well-known for her theoretical research on the formation of lightning and sparks. In 2006 she became a member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen), the oldest academic society in the Netherlands.
AGU announced the 2022 Class of Fellows in September and will formally recognize this year’s recipients during AGU22 Fall Meeting, 12-16 December 2022 in Chicago (IL, USA) and online. This celebration is a chance for AGU’s community to recognize the outstanding work of our colleagues and be inspired by their accomplishments and stories.
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Founded in 1946, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) is the national research institute for mathematics and computer science in the Netherlands. It is located at Amsterdam Science Park and is part of the Institutes Organisation of NWO. The institute is internationally renowned. Over 150 researchers conduct pioneering research and share their acquired knowledge with society. Over 30 researchers are also employed as professors at universities. The institute has generated twenty-eight spin-off companies.