Dr. Peter Huybers is a professor at Harvard University. He received his B.S. in physics from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1996, and his subsequent military career included testing technologies to reduce fratricide at the Mounted Warfare Testbed at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and training and leading a tank platoon as part of peace-keeping operations in Bosnia. He received his Ph.D. in climate physics and chemistry from MIT in 2004 along with the Carl-Gustaf Rossby Prize for the best Ph.D. thesis completed that year in MIT's Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate Change. Peter's research interests lie in understanding the climate system and its implications for society, including evaluating extreme climate events, predicting future climate, and assessing the implication of climate change for food production. He was awarded a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship, a NOAA Fellowship in climate and global change, and a Harvard University Environmental Fellowship. In 2009, Peter received a MacArthur 'genius' grant, a Packard Fellowship, and the American Geophysical Union's Macelwane Award. He is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, has served as a reviewer and committee member for the National Research Council, and has published broadly in the scientific literature.