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Prof. Dr. Stephan Sobolev

Head of Section 2.5: Geodynamic Modelling

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Heinrich-Mann-Allee 18/19
Building HMA 18/19, room 503
14473 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 288-1940
Fax: +49 331 288-1938
e-mail: stephan.sobolev(at)


About the person

Function and Responsibilities:

Head of Section

Research Interests:

Geodynamic Modeling, Petrophysical Modeling, Geophysics,

Numerical Methods, Interdisciplinary Synthesis

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since 2015: Professor (W3) in Geodynamics as joint appointment of Potsdam University with GFZ

since 2007: Head of Section 2.5 “Geodynamic Modeling” at GFZ Potsdam

1997-2007: Senior Research Associate at GFZ-Potsdam

1996-1997: Visiting Professor at the Institute Physique du Globe, Univ. Strasbourg, France

1992-1995: A.-v.-Humboldt Research Fellow and then Research Associate at the Geophysical Institute, University Karlsruhe

1977-1992: Research Associate and then Head of Modeling Section at Schmidt Institute of Physics of the Earth, Moscow


1980: PhD in physics/mathematics at Schmidt Institute of Physics of the  Earth, Russian Academy of Sciences
1976: Diploma- Physics/Geophysics, Novosibirsk University