FameLab 2016 – Regionaler Vorentscheid Berlin-Brandenburg

Am 5. April ist es wieder soweit, das FameLab Berlin-Brandenburg geht in die sechste Runde. Auf dem Telegrafenberg in Potsdam treten ab 18:00 Uhr junge WissenschaftlerInnen an, um die Gunst des Publikums für sich und das eigene Forschungsthema zu...

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Short geological faults bear higher potential for salinisation of groundwater

The storage of gases and liquids in the deeper subsurface bears the risk of highly saline water intrusion into shallow groundwater. A team of GFZ scientists, section Fluid Systems Modelling, showed that based on numerical simulations, the higher risk...

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“Science Thrives in Open-minded Environments”: An Open Letter from the Directors of Research Institutes in Potsdam

There is no place in Potsdam for hostility towards foreigners and those seeking refuge, argue the heads of educational and research institutes in Potsdam in an open letter published on 16 March 2016 in the Märkischen Allgemeinen, the Potsdamer...

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Bericht | Social Media helfen bei Hochwasserkatastrophen

Am Morgen des 5. Juni 2013 postet ein Nutzer des sozialen Netzwerks Twitter ein Foto, das zeigt, wie ein Bürgersteig im Stadtzentrum von Dresden unter Wasser steht. Auch Hochwassermeldepegel schlagen an. Im Stadtgebiet von Dresden ist an der Elbe...

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Three new European geothermal projects at GFZ

On 7 and 8 March, kick-off meetings for the geothermal projects DESTRESS "Demonstration of Stimulation Treatments of Geothermal Reservoirs" and SURE "Novel Productivity Enhancement Concept for a Sustainable Utilization of a Geothermal Resource" take...

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High-Energy Cosmic Rays: Galactic or Extragalactic?

It appears that radio-wave measurements have discovered a new component of the Galactic cosmic ray population.

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The maximum earthquake magnitude for North Turkey

Geoscientists and natural disaster management experts are well aware of the risk prevailing in the megacity of Istanbul: The Istanbul metropolitan region faces a high probability for a large earthquake in the near future. The question is: how large...

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Kickoff meeting for the Chilean-German research initiative EarthShape

From 4 to 8 March, a kickoff meeting for the Chilean-German priority research program EarthShape takes place in Olmuè, Chile. „EarthShape – Earth Surface Shaping by Biota“ is coordinated by Prof. Todd Ehlers, Department of Geosciences, University of...

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SUBITOP - Another EU training network coordinated at GFZ

On 1 March the international Innovative Training Network (ITN) SUBITOP „Understanding subduction zone topography through modelling of coupled shallow and deep processes“ is initiated. It is coordinated by Prof. Niels Hovius, GFZ section...

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Personalia | Prof. Yuri Shprits leads working group at GFZ

Prof. Shprits is joining GFZ on March 1 as a leader of a working group on magnetospheric physics in GFZ section Earth’s Magnetic Field. He was successfully recruited for GFZ by the Helmholtz Recruiting Initiative.

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