Climate researcher for a day: Girls'Day at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, together with the German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ) and the University of Hamburg, is once again participating in Girls'Day on 27 April 2023.


With "Insights into Climate Research", we want to offer 16 girls the opportunity to learn more about the work of climate researchers. In addition to learning fascinating aspects of climate science, scientists will be on hand to answer questions. A lecture will give the girls an introduction to the topic of climate science and climate models, a tool scientists use to conduct climate research. Climate models require supercomputers like the “Levante” supercomputer at DKRZ. Afterwards, they will visit the supercomputer and data archives at DKRZ. Using a web browser, the girls will be able to run and slightly modify small pre-written programs on the supercomputer and interactively explore, for example, the global significance of forest fires using satellite data. They will get to view the wind tunnel and go up to the roof of the Geomatikum building to see the measuring instruments that scientists use to collect data. Researchers will report on their work and can be "questioned" in a discussion round.

The number of places is limited, registrations are possible via the "GirlsDay-Radar". Registration will be activated shortly: 

About Girls'Day

Girls'Day is a nationwide orientation day for girls to find out about careers and studies. On Girls'Day, girls learn about professions or fields of study in which the proportion of women is less than 40 percent, e.g. in the areas of IT, crafts, natural sciences and technology.


Dr. Andrea Schneidereit
Scientist and Equal Opportunity Officer
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology