Microbes in the seafloor: little nutrients, lots of oxygen

16.03.2015: About one quarter of the global seafloor is extremely poor in nutrients. Contrary to previous assumptions, it contains oxygen not just in the thin surface layer, but also throughout its entire thickness. The underlying basement rocks...

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Marie Curie fellowship for Dr. Amedea Perfumo

16.03.2015: The GFZ scientist Dr. Amedea Perfumo, section "Geomicrobiology", is awarded with the Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship, for her research project "Life at its Limits: Biodiversity and Activity of Microorganisms in deep Permafrost -...

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10th PhD Day at GFZ

On March 19 2015 the annual PhD Day will take place at GFZ. PhD students at GFZ will present their research from 9:00 am to 17:00 pm in the lecture hall and foyer of building H, Telegrafenberg Campus.

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Verlust der Nacht - Die internationale Nacht der Himmelsbeobachtung

11.03.2015: Im Rahmen des UNESCO Year of Light lädt der GFZ-Wissenschaftler Christopher Kyba zusammen mit Connie Walker (National Optical Astronomy Observatory NOAO) zum Citizen Science-Projekt „Verlust der Nacht - Die internationale Nacht der...

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GeoWunderWerkstatt: Kinder experimentieren im Hörsaal

Am 05. März 2015 findet der "Hörsaaltag" der GeoWunderWerkstatt am Deutschen GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ zum Thema „Vulkane und Co. – Berufe in den Geowissenschaften“ statt. Mehr als 120 Schülerinnen und Schüler der 5. und 6. Klassen aus Potsdam und...

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Workshop: Physics of Volcanoes

February 23rd to 24th the "Physics of Volcanoes" workshop takes place at GFZ, for the first time in Germany. The aim of this workshop is to bring together volcanologists with different expertises, from physics of volcanoes to processes at active...

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Obituary on Prof. Dr. Peter Bormann (08.04.1939 - 11.02.2015)

On 11 February 2015, Prof. Dr. Peter Bormann passed away at the age of 75 after a period of serious illness. Since the initial founding of the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Prof. Bormann was our highly esteemed colleague who worked as a...

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Reduction of risks from natural hazards requires further research

12.02.2015: Which natural hazards could be threatening for Germany and how associated risk can be minimized through further research is the topic of a new publication by the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences and the German Weather Service...

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Deeply incised canyon created by just three flash floods

11.02.2015: The impressive, 28 kilometers long and up to 100 meters deep Jökulsárgljúfur canyon in Iceland was created by just three single, catastrophic flood events during the last 10,000 years. In contrast, only a small amount of rock was eroded...

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Inaugural Lecture by Prof. Dr. David Bruhn

Today, 4 February 2015, 15:00 hrs Prof. David Bruhn will hold his inaugural lecture on the occasion of his Professorship in Geothermal Engineering at the Faculty for Civil Engineering and Geosciences at the Delft University of Technology. His...

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Additional News

Better calculation of stress in the underground

How hot can it be for life to exist deep below the ocean floor?

Earthquake Scenario for Large German City

Potsdam Young Scientist Award for David Uhlig

VARDA: New database for looking into Earth's past climates, one layer at a time

Geosciences with an atomically sharpened view

Influence of Lithosphere Rheology on Seismicity

Allianz Climate Risk Research Award for Nivedita Sairam

A rich source of nutrients under the Earth’s ice sheets

1000 km deep in the Earth's mantle: Conditions simulated in the laboratory for the first...