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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Bericht | Die Klügste Nacht des Jahres – Zur Langen Nacht der Wissenschaften auf den Telegrafenberg nach Potsdam

Zur Langen Nacht der Wissenschaften am 24. Juni 2017 öffnet der Telegrafenberg für Besucherinnen und Besucher jeden Alters seine historischen Pforten, um modernste Forschung zu präsentieren. Es gibt für alle Interessierten die Gelegenheit, unsere...

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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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Report | Forecasting droughts

Tadesse Tujuba Kenea has one goal: he would like to be able to predict droughts in Ethiopia. The holder of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) scholarship is currently researching on this topic at the GFZ section Hydrology. To-date there is...

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Tracing ocean warming by electromagnetic signals

The Ocean works as a gigantic heat sink and thereby is an important factor in mitigating global warming. Since warming water expands, warming oceans cause a rise in sea-level. This poses a significant risk to coastal areas. Existing methods of global...

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OASIS data hub launched, offering flood data for the Danube river catchment

How can a community be enabled to protect against future floods or insurers calculate flood losses? Data sets are needed. These data are now provided by the OASIS community with the OASIS data hub. With the participation of the GFZ section Hydrology...

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The mysterious bend in the Hawaiian-Emperor chain

The volcanic islands of Hawaii represent the youngest end of a 80 million years old and roughly 6,000 kilometres long mountain chain on the ground of the Pacific Ocean. The so-called Hawaiian-Emperor chain consisting of dozens of volcanoes is well...

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Standpunkt | Daniel Acksel: Keine Energiewende ohne Wärmewende. Das Potenzial ist global!

„In den Städten der Zukunft ist die Nutzung von Erdwärme unverzichtbar.“ So lautet eine der Thesen, die wir als Zwanzig20-Forum Wärmewende nun in der Broschüre „Wärmewende am Beispiel Quartier – Ein Beitrag zur Energiewende“ veröffentlicht haben. Wir...

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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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