May 18th | Dania Achermann, University of Aarhus
"Changing Cultures of Climate Understanding: A historical perspective on climate modelling"
Time: 3:15 PM, Room 22/23 Bundestraße 53 (ground floor).
Today, climate research is dominated by the use of computer models. Introduced in the 1950s and 60s they have since gained high epistemic authority in producing climate knowledge. As this talk will show, the emergence of climate modelling as a hegemonic research tool and the shaping of modern climate science was not a linear development but a result of a competition between various approaches from different disciplines and “cultures” within climate research... Read the Abstract (PDF)