Mike Mann is Director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center and a member of the Penn State University faculty, holding joint positions in the Departments of Meteorology and Geosciences, and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute. His current research includes model/data comparisons aimed at understanding the long-term behavior of the climate. He has received the outstanding publication award from NOAA, and in 2002 was selected as one of the 50 leading visionaries in science and technology by Scientific American. Mike is author of more than 130 peer-reviewed and edited publications. He received his undergraduate degrees in Physics and Applied Math from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.S. degree in Physics from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in Geology & Geophysics from Yale University.
Outside of Science: Mike can play almost any song by ear on the piano.