||Niklas Boers studied Physics and Mathematics at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and TU Munich and obtained his PhD in Theoretical Physics from the Humboldt University of Berlin. Thereafter he worked on different topics in theoretical Earth system dynamics at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, Imperial College London, and Freie Universit?t Berlin. 2021 Niklas Boers was appointed Professor of Earth system modelling at TUM. His current work focusses on theoretical questions of Earth system science with focus on the analysis, modelling, and prediction of extreme events and abrupt transitions (‘tipping points’). In his research, he develops methods rooted in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, in particular Complexity Science and Machine Learning, to combine process-based and data-driven models. His work finds applications in climate dynamics, paleoclimatology, and in the context of anthropogenic climate change.