Hervé Le Treut

Professor of Mechanics and Environment Physics, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
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Hervé Le Treut is a French climatologist specializing in climate numerical simulation. He is a member of the French Academy of Sciences and of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC). Graduated from the École normale supérieure (ENS), Hervé Le Treut has contributed much to the understanding of what is involved in
climate change: interaction between ocean and atmosphere, water cycle effect, and also biochemical effects. He also studied the human influence on the greenhouse effect. His work has given rise to some one hundred publications.
From 2008 to 2019, he was the director of the Pierre-Simon- Laplace Institute IPSL (Pierre Simon Laplace Institute). Hervé Le Treut is now Professor of Mechanics and Environment Physics at the Laboratoire de météorologie dynamique (LMD) of Université Sorbonne Nouvelle. In addition, he has been able to convey strong messages to his peers but also a wider public through conferences and the publication of popularization works.