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Personalia | Humboldt awardee Yehuda Ben-Zion joins GFZ

Yehuda Ben-Zion, geophysicist and professor at the University of Southern California, again joins the GFZ for the period of September to December 2017 as a visiting scientist and Humboldt awardee in section Geomechanics and Rheology.

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Personalia | Halogens - Daniel Harlov is editor of a new comprehensive summary

Daniel Harlov, GFZ section Chemistry and Physics of Earth Materials, published a comprehensive summary on the role of halogens in geochemical processes, together with his co-editor Leonid Aranovich,  Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.

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Personalia | Michelson-Prize for Robert Emberson

Robert Emberson, former PhD student in the GFZ section Geomorphology, was honored with the Michelson-Prize of the University of Potsdam for the best dissertation of the academic year 2016/2017 in the field of natural sciences. Emberson finished his...

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Personalia | Friedrich-Robert-Helmert Prize awarded

The Verein der Freunde und Förderer des GFZ (FFGFZ) awards the best GFZ dissertation of a year with the Friedrich-Robert-Helmert Prize. Following the member conference the prize was awarded last Thursday to Sofia-Katerina Kufner and Benedikt Soja.

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Personalia | The fastest woman at the GFZ

Jennifer Weigt, section Geomicrobiology, is the fastest woman at the GFZ. The technical assistant of working group „Microbial GeoEngineering“ headed by Hilke Würdemann finished in first place of individual women score at yesterday’s DAK corporate run...

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Personalia | Axel Liebscher takes over ICDP Chairmanship

On the meeting of the executive committee of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program ICDP in Kiruna, Sweden, Brian Horsfield, former Head of the GFZ section Organic Geochemistry, hands over the position of chairman of the executive...

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Personalia | Benedikt Soja is decorated with the Ring of Honor of the Republic of Austria

Benedikt Soja, a former PhD student of the GFZ section Space Geodetic Techniques, now NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, California/USA, is today decorated with the Ring of Honor of the Republic of Austria.

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Personalia | GFZ again honored with Euro-Apprenticeship medal

On 4 May the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) Potsdam repeatedly after 2015 honored the GFZ with the Euro-Apprenticeship medal.

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Personalia | GFZ Prize for Senior Scientists awarded to Sebastian Hainzl

Every year the GFH honors outstanding scientists with the GFZ Prize for Senior Scientists. The Senior Scientist Price for 2016 is awarded to Sebastian Hainzl, GFZ section Physics of Earthquakes and Volcanoes. Anja Maria Schleicher GFZ section...

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Personalia | New Head for GFZ section Organic Geochemistry

On the first of April Kai Mangelsdorf became provisional Head of the GFZ section Organic Geochemistry. He succeeds Brian Horsfield who was Head of section since 2001. Brian Horsfield was given a ceremonial farewell colloquium on last Friday.

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