Mourning the Loss of Atmospheric Climate Researcher Astrid Kiendler-Scharr

Forschungszentrum Jülich is mourning the loss of Prof. Astrid Kiendler-Scharr. The internationally renowned atmospheric and climate researcher died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of just 49 on 6 February 2023. “With Astrid Kiendler-Scharr, we are losing a smart scientist, a valued colleague, and a dedicated manager. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with her family. Her work was focused on gaining a better understanding of climate change. It was important to her that knowledge about climate change could also be utilized. This is why she also became involved as chairwoman of the German Climate Consortium (DKK) and as lead author of the latest IPCC report. Astrid Kiendler-Scharr was a passionate, energetic, and thoughtful scientist. She leaves a big void behind her,” said Chair of the Board of Directors Wolfgang Marquardt in tribute.

Anyone wishing to express their grief at the passing of Astrid Kiendler-Scharr can leave an entry in Forschungszentrum Jülich’s electronic book of condolence.

Last Modified: 26.10.2023