June 03, 2021 - by CSCS

Even though focus will be on science, the interviews are generally meant to get to know our user community better.

Our first guest is Ulrike Lohmann, Professor for Atmospheric Physics at ETH Zurich.

Ulrike Lohmann

Full Professor, Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science

ETH Zurich


  • 1993-1996 PhD, University of Hamburg, Germany
  • 1996-1997 Postdoc, Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis, Canada
  • 1997-2001 Assistant Professor of atmospheric sciences, Dalhousie University, Canada
  • 2001-2004 Associate Professor of atmospheric sciences, Dalhousie University, Canada
  • 2004-Present Professor, ETH Zurich

Area of research
Atmospheric physics.

Specialised in
Clouds and aerosols in climate, and cloud microphysical processes.

HPC means for me
Being able to study clouds — in the climate system, in their various facets, and on different scales. This spans from a better understanding on the influence of soot and other aerosol particles on water and ice clouds globally, over investigations about the formation and intensification of Atlantic hurricanes, to hail formation over the Swiss Plateau in summer