Education and Research: a Short Description


I am a Physicist. In 2012, I obtained the B.Sc from the Natural Sciences School in the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM). My thesis and internship are about the antarctic ice cores and the glacial cycles of the past.

During my Physics studies and before the master I completed the Mathematics syllabus in the same school. That had an enormous influence in my Master studies.


In 2016 I obtained the M.Sc in Atmospheric Physics from the Center for Atmospheric Sciences in the UNAM with a thesis on the Glacial cycles and the dynamics of the Earth System. I show with a conceptual model, that the possible periodicities of the glacial cycles are given by the Milancović cycles, but the dynamics of the global carbon cycle determine the actual periodicity. Thus, the structural changes in the dynamics of the Earth System dictate the transitions between periodicities.

Doctoral studies

With the master studies concluded and as a doctoral candidate in the Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie I moved to Hamburg in 2016. The doctoral studies were in the context of the International Max-Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM) in collaboration with the Universität Hamburg (UHH). Ich worked with Thorsten Mauritsen und Björn Stevens. The doctoral thesis reports what can be said about the climate sensitivity of the Earth using the the historical period. The understanding of climate sensitivity not only provides a theory of climate, but also allows climate projections. We show that the period from the year 1970 to the present can be used to better estimate the short- and long-term climate sensitivity. The problem that remains is the influence of a spatio-temporal pattern of the surface warming.


In June 2020 I successfully defended my doctoral thesis, obtained the title of Doctor rerum naturalium and a postdoctoral position in the research group Global Circulation and Climate in the Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie. In this new step in my career, my research is about the response of the tropical tropopause layer to climate change.