Till Wagner

Assistant Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Photo credit: Denis Sinyakov

Till Wagner grew up in southern Germany and moved to the United Kingdom to study physics and philosophy in college. An early focus on modern physics in graduate school soon gave way to a fascination with applied math and its use in the geosciences. Wagner’s postdoc years brought him to California where he learned about modeling of the climate system, in particular the polar regions.

He spent the next three years in North Carolina, teaching physics and physical oceanography and continuing his research on polar climates and ice-ocean interactions. Wagner joined the UW–Madison Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences in July 2021. He once made a stop-motion animation of a giant glacier calving event.