Peter Klimek is Scientist of the Year 2021!


Jan 10, 2022

Another celebration round at the Hub!

 

Every year, the Austrian Association of Education and Science Journalists honors a researcher for the outstanding and comprehensible communication of his or her research field.

 

This year, the award goes to our tireless Peter Klimek.

 

The title “Scientist of the Year 2021″—the second award for Peter within a couple of months—is well deserved indeed.

 

Not only is Peter, who somehow turned into the “COVID face” of the Hub during the past two years, literally working day and night on corona forecasts and explanations, including forecasts and advises on the pandemic for the Austrian government. Among a lot of other projects, he supervised the most successful paper we ever published: “Ranking the effectiveness of worldwide COVID-19 government interventions.”

 

Moreover—and this is what that award is honoring—, Peter is an always competent and well to understand conversational partner for journalists. Despite literally thousands of inquiries by now, he patiently takes his time to explain, explain again if necessary, always making the complex comprehensible for lay people.

 

Click and see the award presentation ceremony with Peter speaking [in German].

Peter Klimek, Austrian Scientist of the Year © Presseclub Concordia

Second Scientist of the Year at the Hub

 

This makes him the second “Scientist of the Year” of the Hub already: Our president Stefan Thurner received the prize in 2018.

 

“I see it as a very important aspect of my work—in fact the work of all scientists—to explain the public what we do,” Peter said at the ceremony.

 

You really do a great job, Peter!

Congrats from all of us.


Publication

T. Reisch, G. Heiler, C. Diem, P. Klimek, S. Thurner

Monitoring supply networks from mobile phone data for estimating the systemic risk of an economy

Scientific Reports 12 (13347) (2022)

Publication

J. Lasser, S. Taofeek Aroyehun, et al.

Social media sharing of low quality news sources by political elites

PNAS Nexus (2022) pgac186

Press

¿Qué han aprendido los científicos de los confinamientos de la COVID19? [Spanish] [feat. Peter Klimek]


Viento Sur, Sep 9, 2022

Press

Pourquoi la tech séduit de nouveau les étudiants américains [French] [feat. Peter Turchin]


L'Expansion, Sep 12, 2022

Research News

Sep 20, 2022

Data is a crucial tool against Covid-19

Press

SARS-Ani | Infographic of the week [feat. Amélie Desvars-Larrive & CSH Vis]


Nature Briefings, Sep 21, 2022

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News

Sep 21, 2022

CSH awarded OENB basic funding

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R. Prieto Curiel, A. Schumann, I. Heo, P. Heinrigs

Detecting cities with high intermediacy in the African urban network

Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 98 (2022) 101869

Event

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Oct 07, 2022 | 15:0016:00

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

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CSH Talk by Kenji Itao: "Explaining universality and diversity in social phenomena using evolutionary simulation"


Oct 05, 2022 | 15:0016:00

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

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CSH Talk by Daniel Martin Katz: "Measuring and managing legal complexity"


Sep 30, 2022 | 15:0016:00

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Publication

T. Reisch, G. Heiler, C. Diem, P. Klimek, S. Thurner

Monitoring supply networks from mobile phone data for estimating the systemic risk of an economy

Scientific Reports 12 (13347) (2022)

Publication

J. Lasser, S. Taofeek Aroyehun, et al.

Social media sharing of low quality news sources by political elites

PNAS Nexus (2022) pgac186

Press

¿Qué han aprendido los científicos de los confinamientos de la COVID19? [Spanish] [feat. Peter Klimek]


Viento Sur, Sep 9, 2022

Press

Pourquoi la tech séduit de nouveau les étudiants américains [French] [feat. Peter Turchin]


L'Expansion, Sep 12, 2022

Research News

Sep 20, 2022

Data is a crucial tool against Covid-19

Press

SARS-Ani | Infographic of the week [feat. Amélie Desvars-Larrive & CSH Vis]


Nature Briefings, Sep 21, 2022

News

Sep 30, 2022

Supply Chains: The next big thing at the Hub

News

Sep 21, 2022

CSH awarded OENB basic funding

Publication

R. Prieto Curiel, A. Schumann, I. Heo, P. Heinrigs

Detecting cities with high intermediacy in the African urban network

Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 98 (2022) 101869

Event

CSH Talk by Pedro Moreno-Sánchez: "Privacy-preserving blockchain applications with adaptor signatures"


Oct 07, 2022 | 15:0016:00

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Event

CSH Talk by Kenji Itao: "Explaining universality and diversity in social phenomena using evolutionary simulation"


Oct 05, 2022 | 15:0016:00

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Event

CSH Talk by Daniel Martin Katz: "Measuring and managing legal complexity"


Sep 30, 2022 | 15:0016:00

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

News

Sep 30, 2022

Supply Chains: The next big thing at the Hub

News

Sep 21, 2022

CSH awarded OENB basic funding

Research News

Sep 20, 2022

Data is a crucial tool against Covid-19

People

Sep 16, 2022

Andrea Rapisarda wins the Ig Nobel Prize for Economics

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Aug 8, 2022

Scientists create computer risk model to tackle supply chain disruption

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Jul 28, 2022

A stress test for the (Austrian) healthcare system

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Jul 26, 2022

Study unveils first global dataset for SARS-CoV-2 infections in animals

People

Jul 18, 2022

Complexity GAINS | Toward a multifaceted and integrative science

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Jul 13, 2022

Two months with two COSY Journalists in Residence

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Jun 24, 2022

Testing theories on What drove the Holocene transformation

Spotlight

Jun 23, 2022

Cooperation agreement with Bavaria to fight internet criminality

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Jun 21, 2022

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SARS-Ani | Infographic of the week [feat. Amélie Desvars-Larrive & CSH Vis]


Nature Briefings, Sep 21, 2022

Press

¿Qué han aprendido los científicos de los confinamientos de la COVID19? [Spanish] [feat. Peter Klimek]


Viento Sur, Sep 9, 2022

Press

Pourquoi la tech séduit de nouveau les étudiants américains [French] [feat. Peter Turchin]


L'Expansion, Sep 12, 2022

Press

What scientists have learnt from COVID lockdowns [feat. Peter Klimek]


Nature News, Sep 7, 2022

Press

Geography Lessons From the 9/11 Terrorist Network [feat. Rafael Prieto Curiel]


Lawfare Blog, Sep 5, 2022

Press

Estudo inédito de Oxford e UFPE aponta que não há evidência de fraude nas eleições de 2018 [Portuguese] [feat. R. Hanel, P. Klimek, S. Thurner]


BBC News | Brasil, Sep 16, 2022

Press

為何會有「報復性投票」?!損人不利己的惡意行為,可能是追求公平正義路上的必要之惡?[Opinion] [feat. Peter Turchin]


Vocus, Sep 2, 2022

Press

Student Loan Forgiveness: A Payoff for the Woke [Opinion] [feat. Peter Turchin]


The New York Sun, Sep 2, 2022

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Kreislaufwirtschaft jetzt!


respACT, Aug 31, 2022

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50 años de caos o estabilidad [Spanish] [feat. Peter Turchin]


Vanguardia, Sep 16, 2022

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Wie wenige Unternehmen die Liefernetzwerke ins Schwanken bringen [feat. Stefan Thurner]


Factory Net, Sep 1, 2022

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Experte: Europa sollte seine Lieferketten besser kennen [feat. Stefan Thurner]


APA Science, Aug 27, 2022

Publication

J. Lasser, S. Taofeek Aroyehun, et al.

Social media sharing of low quality news sources by political elites

PNAS Nexus (2022) pgac186

Publication

R. Prieto Curiel, A. Schumann, I. Heo, P. Heinrigs

Detecting cities with high intermediacy in the African urban network

Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 98 (2022) 101869

Publication

T. Reisch, G. Heiler, C. Diem, P. Klimek, S. Thurner

Monitoring supply networks from mobile phone data for estimating the systemic risk of an economy

Scientific Reports 12 (13347) (2022)

Publication

G. De Marzo, F. Pandolfelli, V.D.P. Servedio

Modeling innovation in the cryptocurrency ecosystem

Scientific Reports 12 (12942) (2022)

Publication

A. Nerpel, et al.

SARS-ANI: a global open access dataset of reported SARS-CoV-2 events in animals

Scientific Data 9 (438) (2022)

Publication

M. Kaleta, J. Lasser, E. Dervic, et al.

Stress-testing the resilience of the Austrian healthcare system using agent-based simulation

Nature Communications 13 (4259) (2022)

Publication

F. Amman, et al.

Viral variant-resolved wastewater surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 at national scale

Nature Biotechnology (2022)

Publication

J. V. Camp, A. Desvars-Larrive, N. Nowotny, C. Walzer

Monitoring urban zoonotic virus activity: Are city rats a promising surveillance tool for emerging viruses?

Viruses 14 (7) (2022) 1516

Publication

M. Pellert, H. Metzler, M. Matzenberger, D. Garcia

Validating daily social media macroscopes of emotions

Scientific Reports 12 (2022) 11236

Publication

P. Turchin, et al.

Disentangling the evolutionary drivers of social complexity in human history: A comprehensive test of hypotheses

Science Advances 8 (25) (2022)

Publication

R. Prieto Curiel, H. González Ramírez, S. Bishop

A ubiquitous collective tragedy in transport

Frontiers in Physics (2022)

Publication

M. Oliveira, F. Karimi, et al.

Group mixing drives inequality in face-to-face gatherings

Communications Physics 5 (127) (2022)

Event

CSH Talk by Daniel Martin Katz: "Measuring and managing legal complexity"


Sep 30, 2022 | 15:0016:00

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

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CSH Talk by Kenji Itao: "Explaining universality and diversity in social phenomena using evolutionary simulation"


Oct 05, 2022 | 15:0016:00

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

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CSH Talk by Pedro Moreno-Sánchez: "Privacy-preserving blockchain applications with adaptor signatures"


Oct 07, 2022 | 15:0016:00

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CSH Talk by Tommaso Rughi: "Climate change and labour-saving technologies"


Oct 14, 2022 | 15:0016:00

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

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Oct 17, 2022Oct 19, 2022

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CSH Workshop: "Collective Resilience"


Oct 19, 2022Oct 21, 2022

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

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Oct 28, 2022 | 15:0016:00

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

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CSH Talk by Philipp Koch: "The historical role of migrants in the geography of knowledge"


Nov 04, 2022 | 15:0016:00

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

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CSH Talk by Veronica Mierzejewski: "Scaling in biochemistry and how novel functions arise..."


Oct 25, 2022 | 15:0016:00

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

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CSH Webtalk by Beate Conrady: "Agent-based-spread-model for Salmonella Dublin Infections..."


Nov 23, 2022 | 15:0016:00