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The myth of the shrinking mountains

12.05.2010|Potsdam:
The constant increase in the volume of accumulated sediment that has taken place in the past 5 million years does not exist. This is the principle result of an analysis that GFZ scientists Jane Willenbring and Friedhelm von...

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Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften 2010 (only available in German)

10.05.2010 | Potsdam:
Unsere Erde ist ein dynamischer Planet, der sich ständig verändert. Zu seiner Erforschung wird eine Fülle von Methoden und Geräten eingesetzt. Das GFZ stellt seine vielfältige Forschung mit verschiedenen Exponaten zum Anfassen...

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The Ralph Alger Bagnold Medal is awarded to Friedhelm von Blanckenburg

04.05.2010|Potsdam:
On Tuesday 04.05.2010, Prof. Dr. Friedhelm von Blanckenburg, Head of GFZ-Section 3.4, the Ralph Alger Bagnold Medal is awarded to Friedhelm von Blanckenburg for the innovative nature and breadth of his geomorphological studies...

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The Aschersleber Globe and the Potsdam Potato

24.04.2010|Potsdam:
With the inauguration of a three meter high bronze globe, the main work of art for the regional garden show in Saxon-Anhalt was today introduced to the public. The basis of the work created by the Berlin artist, Oliver Störmer, was...

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Helmholtz Research School GFZ-Project "GeoSim": Helmholtz extends Ph.D. supervision

23.04.2010|Potsdam:
The Helmholtz Association promotes the establishment of two new Helmholtz Graduate Schools and four Helmholtz Research Schools, in order to offer optimal supervision opportunities for new generation scientists during their Ph.D....

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FOR 741 begins its next 3-year period

23.04.2010|Potsdam:
The DFG will support the research team 741 "Nanoscale Processes and Geomaterial Properties" for a further three years with 1.6 million €. With this, the DFG recognizes the research work carried out during the 1st funding period...

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GFZ: The 1000th

16.04.2010|Potsdam:
With Ms. Katja Fregien, the one thousandth employee will be hired at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences on 15 April this year. Ms. Fregien will be working as a Ph.D. student in climate research at the GFZ and will be...

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Kyrgyz-German Research Institute remains intact after unrest

13.04.2010|Potsdam:
The Central Asian Institute for Applied Geosciences (ZAIAG), founded by the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, survived the serious unrest and looting in Bishkek comparably unblemished. “All that was damaged was a door...

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Earthquake Observatory in Northern Chile to monitor the last seismic gap

15.03.2010|Potsdam:
German-Chilean monitoring of high-magnitude quakes 
The high-magnitude earthquake of 27.2.2010 in southern Central Chile closed one of the two remaining seismic gaps at the South American plate boundary. After the quake of...

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Earthquake in Chile - a complicated fracture

08.03.2010|Potsdam:
The extremely strong earthquake in Chile on 27 February this year was a complicated rupture process, as scientists from the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences found out. Quakes with such magnitude virtually penetrate the...

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