The International Lithosphere Program celebrates its 35rd anniversary

21.09.2015|Potsdam: Under the slogan „Celebrating Excellence in Solid Earth Science“ the third Potsdam conference of ILP (International Lithosphere Program) takes place from 21 to 23 September on Telegrafenberg.

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Report | Der Helmert-Turm braucht Hilfe (German only!)

Das Gelände des Telegrafenbergs in Potsdam schaut auf eine lange und bedeutende geowissenschaftliche Tradition zurück. Seit fast 140 Jahren wird hier geforscht: Hier steht die Wiege der wissenschaftlichen Geodäsie, der Seismologie und der...

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Strong Earthquake in Chile and Tsunami

17.09.2015|Chile: Strong Earthquake in Chile and Tsunami. The very strong earthquake with a magnitude of 8.2 which occurred on the evening of 16.9.2015 (local time) hit a part of the Chilean coastline that was last shook by an earthquake of almost...

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25 years ago: Drilling Begins at KTB

With a celebration at the GeoCentre in Windischeschenbach the Continental Deep Drilling Program of the Federal Republic of Germany (KTB) was started 25 years ago, in September 1987. The drilling operation for the...

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Personalia | Dr. Lauterjung appointed as member of the Advisory Board "Civil Crisis Prevention"

10.09.2015: On the recommendation of the Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office, Mr. Michael Roth (MdB), Dr. Jörn Lauterjung, Director of the Technology Transfer Centres, Scientific...

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"Facing Natural Hazards" - the Second international Potsdam Summer School will start on 14 September 2015

10.09.2015| "Facing Natural Hazards" - the Second international Potsdam Summer School will start on 14 September 2015. The growing world population, climate change, rapid urbanisation, and the international interdependence of economies are all...

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Is old rock really as "solid as a rock"

07.09.2015| Is old rock really as "solid as a rock"? In the course of billions of years continents break up, drift apart, and are pushed back together again. The cores of continents are, however, geologically extremely stable and have survived up...

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Annual Meeting of the International Committee for Coal and Organic Petrology

07.09.2015: From September 5 to 11, the 67th annual meeting of the International Committee for Coal and Organic Petrology (ICCP) takes place at GFZ. The ICCP is an expert organisation dealing with standardisation and training as well as research and...

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Long-term study started on the impact of climate change on arctic environments

03.09.2015: In the Arctic, climate change is unfolding faster than anywhere else on Earth. GFZ scientist Torsten Sachs, section Inorganic and Isotope Geochemistry, is part of the newly launched long-term study ABoVE (Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Exper...

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Interview | EMMAgeo - A new open source algorithm provides new insights into sediments

Dr. Elisabeth Dietze and Dr. Michael Dietze work as geographers at GFZ sections „Climate Dynamics and Landscape Evolution“ and „Geomorphology“, respectively. They made available an algorithm for endmember-modeling of grain sizes – EMMAgeo – via open...

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Additional News

Prof. Ingo Sass new head of the "Geoenergy" section

Opportunities and limits of AI in climate modelling

Volcano analysis in real time

Will astronauts travel safely to Mars?

New trainees start their careers at the GFZ

Hayley Allison receives the "Leopoldina Prize for Young Scientists”

Joint appointment of Sabine Chabrillat at Leibniz University Hannover

Prof. Claudio Faccenna will take over as Head of the Section "Dynamics of the Lithosphere"

How can financial damage be better mitigated in the event of floods?

Interview | "Global heat flow of the Earth" - Interview with Sven Fuchs, head of working...