Diamonds as Signposts

The source of diamonds is closely linked with processes, which take place deep in the Earth’s interior, at the core-mantle boundary at depths of approximately 2900 kilometres. The same procedures, which led to the formation of...

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Radar Satellite Mission TanDEM-X: how high is the Earth's surface?

From the spaceport Baikonur (Kazakhstan) the German Earth Observation Satellite, TanDEM-X, was brought into orbit at a height of 514 km on 21 June at 04:14:02 MESZ. On board: the navigational instrument TOR, developed by...

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Geowissenschaftliches Gipfeltreffen Berliner und Potsdamer Forscher (only available in German)

Am Donnerstag, den 10. Juni 2010 fand die erste Mitgliederversammlung des geowissenschaftlichen Kompetenznetzwerkes Geo.X im Henry-Ford-Bau der Freien Universität Berlin statt. Unter dem Dach von Geo.X haben sich die Freie...

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The myth of the shrinking mountains

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

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

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

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

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

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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