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Climate scientists' Nobel Prize win a first in 120 years

Oct 17, 2021

The Straits Times Climate scientists' Nobel Prize win a first in 120 years One of the laureates, Japanese-born American scientist Syukuro Manabe, was among the first to show that pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere would raise earth's surface temperature.PHOTO: PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS, DENISE APPLEWHITE They can read the article in full after signing up for a free account. Share link: All done! This article is now fully available for you Read now Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month for the first 3 months. Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month for the first 3 months. Let's go! Spin the wheel now During the award's announcement on Oct 5, three scientists were lauded for their efforts in shining the spotlight on humanity's role in causing the planetary crisis, and developing tools that can help countries deal with the impacts of climate change. The conference, called COP26, aims to finalise details that will help nations implement the 2015 Paris Agreement, under which nations make pledges to limit global warming to well below 2 deg C, preferably to 1.5 deg C, compared with pre-industrial levels. One of the laureates, Japanese-born American scientist Syukuro Manabe, 90, was among the first to show that pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere would raise earth's surface temperature. He had projected in the 1960s that the doubling of carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere would cause global temperature to rise by over 2 deg C. The senior meteorologist at Princeton University had also built the earliest computer climate model in the 1960s. Scientists today are continuing to fine-tune such models, which can help nations take action to reduce the impacts of climate change. Climate models show how the earth system responds to factors such as the amount of planet-warming emissions. The models will then project how things such as temperature, rainfall and sea levels will be affected. Prof Manabe shared half of the 10 million Swedish kronor (S$1.56 million) prize with German Klaus Hasselmann, 89, who was also recognised for his work in laying the foundations for future climate models and global warming projections. In the 1970s, Prof Hasselmann, who is from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Germany, developed a model that showed how weather and climate are linked. This link is crucial in helping scientists detect the fingerprints of climate change - which refers to long-term changes to the earth's systems - in weather events, such as heatwaves and droughts, The New York Times reported. Prof Hasselmann's work also proved that the increased temperature in the atmosphere was due to human emissions of carbon dioxide. Decades later, in August this year, the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) declared mankind's role in climate change to be "irrefutable". Planet-warming carbon dioxide is emitted whenever humans burn fossil fuels or clear forests. The other half of the Nobel Prize in physics went to Italian Giorgio Parisi, 73, who unscrambled and made sense of disordered physical systems, from atomic to planetary scales. The earth's climate is an example of a complex physical system - and his work helped provide some structure for scientists studying disorderly systems. Physicist Giorgio Parisi  unscrambled and made sense of disordered physical systems, from atomic to planetary scales. PHOTO: EPA-EFE The physicist from the Sapienza University of Rome has also dealt with questions such as why the earth has periodically recurring ice ages. Ice ages were caused by changes in how the planet moved around the sun, affecting how much sunlight it receives. But while the climate has changed before due to natural causes, humans are warming the planet at an unprecedented rate. The laureates' work has had rippling effects through the generations - and inspired climate scientists in Singapore. Nanyang Technological University (NTU) senior research fellow Dhrubajyoti Samanta, who is from the university's Asian School of the Environment, was especially excited by Prof Hasselmann's Nobel win. Dr Samanta had previously applied the laureate's climate model while studying how the surface temperature of the western tropical Pacific ocean changes every 100 years. Prof Hasselmann's model explained how fast-changing weather patterns, such as changes in wind speed, can lead to slow-changing ocean characteristics, such as temperature. Singapore Management University's Associate Professor Winston Chow, who is also an IPCC author, recalls having read Prof Manabe's 1967 paper while pursuing his PhD in geography at Arizona State University. More on this topic "It was definitely ahead of its time," said Prof Chow of the paper that outlined the meteorologist's climate model. "(His work) laid a strong foundation of how (climate science) developed over the next 50 years, and enhanced our understanding of the causes of climate change." Weather and climate scientist Koh Tieh Yong from the Singapore University of Social Sciences said the Nobel Prize "signals the growing significance of climate science", and could help spur developed countries to pump in more research funding for the field. "This means a less bumpy career path for the next generation of climate scientists," he added. At a press conference, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences' secretary-general Goran K. Hansson said the award underscored the fact that declarations of the climate crisis were grounded in science. The academy selects the laureates across the fields of physics, medicine, chemistry, peace, literature and economic sciences. This year's chemistry prize, given to two scientists who developed a new tool to build molecules for various uses such as drug-making, also had environmental links. The tool lessens the impact of chemistry on the environment by reducing waste, for instance. More on this topic

Princeton University Investments

5 Investments

Princeton University has made 5 investments. Their latest investment was in Backer as part of their Seed VC on April 4, 2021.

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

4/28/2021

Seed VC

Backer

$8.4M

Yes

3

1/30/2018

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

6/8/2017

Biz Plan Competition

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$99M

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6/21/2016

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$99M

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1/21/2015

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$99M

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4/28/2021

1/30/2018

6/8/2017

6/21/2016

1/21/2015

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Seed VC

Seed VC

Biz Plan Competition

Seed VC

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Backer

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Sources

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Princeton University Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

Princeton University has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was BioNano Genomics on August 21, 2018.

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Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

8/21/2018

IPO

$991

2

Date

8/21/2018

Exit

IPO

Companies

Valuation

$991

Acquirer

Sources

2

Princeton University Acquisitions

8 Acquisitions

Princeton University acquired 8 companies. Their latest acquisition was Instrumems on June 21, 2018.

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6/21/2018

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1/1/2016

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1/1/2014

Loan

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1/1/2012

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1/1/2012

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Date

6/21/2018

1/1/2016

1/1/2014

1/1/2012

1/1/2012

Investment Stage

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Unattributed

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$99M

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Princeton University Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

Princeton University has 10 strategic partners and customers. Princeton University recently partnered with Rutgers University on November 11, 2020.

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Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

11/23/2020

Partner

Rutgers University

United States

Learn more about web accessibility with upcoming Zoom events - Information Technology

`` The collaboration between Rutgers Office of IT Accessibility and Princeton University is just one example of our efforts to partner with other institutions and consortiums to pool resources , co-develop content for the community , and generate awareness around accessibility . ''

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10/21/2020

Partner

Purdue University

United States

Purdue and Princeton to Lead Research on Securing Drones

Purdue University will therefore be leading research in partnership with Princeton University on ways to protect the software of these autonomous systems by making their machine learning algorithms more secure .

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8/18/2020

Partner

Community Energy

United States

Community Energy Partners with Princeton University’s Andlinger Center to Develop U.S. Energy Transition Plan

The partnership exemplifies how the Andlinger Center for Energy translates new knowledge to be useful for practitioners , '' said Barry Rand , associate director for external partnerships at the Andlinger Center for Energy .

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7/31/2020

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11/23/2020

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7/31/2020

7/10/2020

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Partner

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Rutgers University

Purdue University

Community Energy

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United States

United States

United States

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Learn more about web accessibility with upcoming Zoom events - Information Technology

`` The collaboration between Rutgers Office of IT Accessibility and Princeton University is just one example of our efforts to partner with other institutions and consortiums to pool resources , co-develop content for the community , and generate awareness around accessibility . ''

Purdue and Princeton to Lead Research on Securing Drones

Purdue University will therefore be leading research in partnership with Princeton University on ways to protect the software of these autonomous systems by making their machine learning algorithms more secure .

Community Energy Partners with Princeton University’s Andlinger Center to Develop U.S. Energy Transition Plan

The partnership exemplifies how the Andlinger Center for Energy translates new knowledge to be useful for practitioners , '' said Barry Rand , associate director for external partnerships at the Andlinger Center for Energy .

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Princeton University Team

4 Team Members

Princeton University has 4 team members, including current President, Andrew Golden.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Andrew Golden

President

Current

Knut Henrik Hammarskjöld

Equinox Capital Inc., Morgan Stanley, and SEB

President

Former

Michael Yaroshefsky

President

Former

Daniel E Feder

Managing Director

Former

Name

Andrew Golden

Knut Henrik Hammarskjöld

Michael Yaroshefsky

Daniel E Feder

Work History

Equinox Capital Inc., Morgan Stanley, and SEB

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President

President

President

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Former

Former

Former

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