"Facets of Biogeochemistry - Farewell Meinrat `Andi´ Andreae“

Friday, 19 May 2017, 10 am.

In May Prof. Dr. Meinrat O. „Andi“ Andreae, a pioneer in biogeochemistry, will retire from the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry. To honor his scientific work we are delighted to invite you to the scientific symposium "Facets of Biogeochemistry - Farewell Meinrat `Andi´ Andreae“.

Symposium "Facets of Biogeochemistry - Farewell Meinrat `Andi´ Andreae“ on 19 May 2017.
Symposium "Facets of Biogeochemistry - Farewell Meinrat `Andi´ Andreae“ on 19 May 2017.


  • Lectures (10 am - 6 pm): Staudinger lecture hall, MPI for Polymer Research, Ackermannweg 10, 55128 Mainz
  • Dinner (starting 6 pm): Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Hahn-Meitner-Weg 1, 55128 Mainz

Scientific speakers

  • Robert Charlson: "The History of Research Linking Oceanic Dimethyl Sulphide Emissions by Phytoplankton to the Earth's Albedo and Climate", University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • Philip Froelich: "Reverse weathering, authigenic aluminosilicate formation, and early silica diagenesis in marine sediments - the ocean Ge/Si story of accidental discoveries", Duke University, USA
  • Mary Scholes: "Fire and Fun: Natural pollutants in the tropics", University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Ray Weiss: "From the Pioneers of Modern Geochemistry to Greenhouse Gas Emissions Verification and the Paris Climate Accords", Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, USA
  • Jack Fishman: "IGAC’s 1992 STARE (South Tropical Atlantic Regional Experiment) Mission: A Multinational Expedition that Elucidated the Global Impact of Tropical Biomass Burning", Saint Louis University, USA
  • Paulo Artaxo: "30 years of Amazonian aerosol research: from biological functioning to dust, biomass burning and anthropogenic impacts", University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Daniel Rosenfeld: "Anthropogenic aerosol cloud-mediated climate forcing: Important now more than ever and still far from saturation", Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel