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Folding the World

Anders Levermann

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

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27 June



Climate protection and growth are not mutually exclusive. Climate researcher Anders Levermann explains this using the mathematical principle of convolution. He is the author of “Die Faltung der Welt” (Ullstein 2023), in which he explores how science can help us escape the growth dilemma and the climate crisis.

Lecture in German

Anders Levermann

Andres Levermann is head of research department Complexity Science at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and professor at Physics Institute of Potsdam University.

Anders Levermann received his doctorate in theoretical physics from the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot (Israel) in 2002. He has been working at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research for more than 20 years, where he heads the Complexity Research Department. He is a professor at the Institute of Physics at the University of Potsdam and conducted research at Columbia University in New York from 2015 to 2023. He has contributed to the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for 15 years.

Photo (c) Mathias Bothor


The Complexity Research Department of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research develops methods for understanding all aspects of the global climate and sustainability problem and applies them to various topics. The research ranges from the physical analysis of extreme weather events to the network analysis of social phenomena.