Thomas Stocker was born in Zürich and obtained a PhD in Natural Sciences of ETH Zürich in 1987. He held research positions at University College London, McGill University (Montreal), Columbia University (New York) and University of Hawai'i (Honolulu). Since 1993 he is Professor of Climate and Environmental Physics at the University of Bern. From 2008 to 2015 he co-chaired Working Group I "The Physical Science Basis" of the IPCC, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Thomas Stocker has co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications. He holds honorary doctorates from the University of Versailles and ETH Zurich and has received several awards for his work, among which the Swiss Science Award Marcel Benoist 2017. He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, a Foreign Member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, and a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.