Filippo Giorgi Highly Cited Researcher in 2023

Head of ICTP’s Earth System Physics section is confirmed world’s influential researcher
Filippo Giorgi Highly Cited Researcher in 2023
Filippo Giorgi, head of ICTP's Earth System Physics section (photo credit: Roberto Barnaba, ICTP Photo Archives)
Giulia Foffano

Filippo Giorgi, head of ICTP’s Earth System Physics section, has been named Highly Cited Researcher by analytics company Clarivate for the second year in a row. He is the only climate scientist attached to an Italian institution to have received this award in the climate sciences.
The list was published on 15 November and encompasses 6849 researchers in the natural and social sciences, from 1300 different institutions across 67 nations. It was compiled by experts from the Institute for Scientific Information, the research arm of Clarivate, who selected the awardees among the top 1% researchers by citation during the last 10 years according to the Web of Science database. Qualitative analysis and expert judgment were used to refine a citation-based list.
Giorgi is an international expert in climate change and climate modelling and has contributed more than 420 scientific publications over his career. He has participated in writing reports for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) since the early 1990s and between 2002 and 2008 he acted as Vice-Chair of IPCC’s working group I. He is among the recipients of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to IPCC in 2007. 
Giorgi’s career has been devoted to understanding and modelling climate and its interactions with human activity. For many years he has been raising awareness on climate change and advocating for a more proactive stance to the challenges that it poses.
Having joined ICTP in 1998, he has been very active in promoting the international scientific dialogue with developing countries. “ICTP has done something very important for my work by putting me in touch with researchers from developing countries, which are going to be the most affected by environmental and climate change”, said Giorgi. 
This award stresses the importance of his contributions and their influence on international science. It adds up to an already long list of international prizes and awards, including the 2018 Alexander von Humboldt Medal of the European Geosciences Union which recognizes scientific work for and in developing countries.

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