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Russian Academy of Sciences Awards Gold Medal to HSE Professor of Geography and Geoinformation Technology

Russian Academy of Sciences Awards Gold Medal to HSE Professor of Geography and Geoinformation Technology

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Professor Sergei Semenov, head of ‘Global Changes in the Natural Environment and Climate’ sector, was awarded the chief award of the Russian Academy of Sciences in the field of environmental change.

The Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences awarded the Yu. A. Izrael Gold Medal to Professor Sergei Semenov of the Faculty of Geography and Geoinformation Technology for his series of works, Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change. The corresponding decree was signed by the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Sergeev on June 2, 2020.

Sergei Semenov is a Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, the Chief Researcher at the Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Academic Supervisor of the Yu. A. Izrael Institute of Global Climate and Ecology, and the coordinating lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He is the author of more than 200 research publications. Since 2019, Sergei Semenov has been a professor in the Faculty of Geography and Geoinformation Technology at HSE University.

The Yu. A. Izrael Gold Medal of the Russian Academy of Sciences was established in 2018. It is awarded to scientists for outstanding work in the research and monitoring of anthropogenic changes in the climate system and the environment.

The staff of the HSE Faculty of Geography and Geoinformation Technology cordially congratulates Professor Semenov on his well-deserved award and wishes him good health, prosperity, and new scientific achievements!

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