Ten new apprentices and one student start their studies at the GFZ

For ten apprentices the year of training begins today at the GFZ. Also, a student starts with her dual course of studies, after this degree programme was successfully established last year between the GFZ and the Technical University of Brandenburg....

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Personalia | Humboldt awardee Yehuda Ben-Zion joins GFZ

Yehuda Ben-Zion, geophysicist and professor at the University of Southern California, again joins the GFZ for the period of September to December 2017 as a visiting scientist and Humboldt awardee in section Geomechanics and Rheology.

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Interview | Humboldt Awardee Poulomi Ganguli “exited to work on compound extremes”

Since August 2017 Humboldt Postdoc fellow Poulomi Ganguli is working in the GFZ section Hydrology. Staying for two years at the GFZ the hydrologist will address how climate change is affecting the risk of a joint occurrence of storm surges and river...

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Interview | Anne Schöpa zum Bergsturz in der Schweiz „Bergstürze sind ein natürlicher Prozess im Gebirge“

Am 23. August 2017 ging in den Schweizer Alpen ein Bergsturz mit gewaltigen Ausmaßen nieder. Wir sprechen darüber mit Anne Schöpa, Wissenschaftlerin aus der GFZ-Sektion Geomorphologie, sie forscht unter anderem zum Thema Bergstürze.

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Personalia | Dirk Scherler receives the ERC Starting Grant

Dirk Scherler, Junior Professor in GFZ section Earth Surface Geochemistry, has been awarded a Starting Grant by the European Research Council (ERC) endowed with ~1.5 million Euro.

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Timing of floods shifts and reveals climate change impact

Climate change is abstract, however, weather events like extreme rainfalls that cause floods are very real. How are they connected? An international multi-author study led by the University of Vienna and with the participation of the GFZ now...

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Viewpoint | Friedhelm von Blanckenburg: “Sleeping beauties” and the grind of scientific communication

An article on the “sleeping beauties” in science recently appeared on my desk (or more accurately, on my desktop). “Sleeping beauties” in science have been defined by van Raan to be publications that go unnoticed for a long time and then suddenly...

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Personalia | Halogens - Daniel Harlov is editor of a new comprehensive summary

Daniel Harlov, GFZ section Chemistry and Physics of Earth Materials, published a comprehensive summary on the role of halogens in geochemical processes, together with his co-editor Leonid Aranovich,  Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.

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GFZ lauded as „TOP-Ausbildungsbetrieb“ for apprentices

The Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) Potsdam honored the GFZ as “TOP-Ausbildungsbetrieb” in the State of Brandenburg. The award goes to six companies or institutions which are highly engaged in educating and supporting their apprentices and...

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Ancient Saharan dust reveals new insights into the history of the desert

The Sahara is the largest dry desert of the world and therewith the globally most intense producer of dust. This dust fertilizes the oceans and has an impact on climate evolution and terrestrial ecosystems. An international team of scientists led by...

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