24.09.2014|Bonn: On the current issue of its “german research” Magazine the German Research Foundation DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) covers a story about the work of GFZ scientist’s Dr. Sandro Jahn’s “Emmy Noether Group junior research group”.
The scientific activities of this research group are focused on the investigation of geological materials and processes on the nanometer scale using quantum mechanical simulations. This type of modeling is used to develop atomic structure models and to provide an accurate description of chemical bonds in minerals, melts and fluids at pressure and temperature conditions of the Earth's crust and mantle. On this basis, predictions can be made, e.g., for the distribution of chemical elements and their isotopes during fluid-rock interaction or for the transport of heat and matter in the Earth's interior.
Showing up on the title page, geochemical fingerprints from the depths of the Earth made their way to front page news.