International Day of Women and Girls in Science

February 11 is International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Representing the women power at the GFZ, we present some of them. Discover them and how they do SCIENCE!

Today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science – implemented in 2015 by the UNESCO. On this occasion, we present - on behalf of the WomenPower at GFZ - some of the women who do research here and support the research of others.

Discover them and how they make SCIENCE!

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S – Sampling snow – Elisa Peter

I am a biochemist and PhD student @GFZ_Interfacies. I investigate the darkening and enhanced melt of the Greenland Ice Sheet caused by ice algae. Sampling them and glacier snow is an integral part of my work to analyze the metabolism and pigment production of the algea.

C – Coding for borehole data – Evgeniia Martuganova

I am a geologist and PhD student at the Geophysical Imaging group. I work on new borehole seismic acquisition methods with the application of fibre optics cables. I write Python scripts to perform seismic data analysis and processing.

I – Imaging environmental changes – Dr. Saskia Förster

I am a geoecologist working in the scientific preparation of the EnMAP satellite mission. It will be launched in April 2022 to provide valuable data on environmental changes on Earth using imaging spectroscopy technology. Scale of the satellite model: 1:20

E – eBee landscape surveying – Dr. Kristen Cook

I am geomorphologist and study how landscapes are affected by extreme events. I use the eBee drone for aerial surveys. It takes photographs I use to make detailed 3D models of the landscape. With repeated surveys, I measure landscape changes through time

N – Network provisioning – Sylvia Magnussen

I am engineer and the IT administrator for the Geodesy Department. The network cables connect our scientists to the worldwide research resources. I also provide them with computers, servers and disc space and support in programming & software applications

C – Compound extracting – Dr. Pamela Rossel

I am an organic geochemist and work @GFZ_Interfacies. I am interested in organic compounds present in marine, ice and snow habitats. To study these compounds, I need to extract them from their matrix, so extracts are the most precious object I work with

E – Engineering seismic stations – Laura Hillmann

I am a physicist and work as a (field) engineer for the GEOFON network. I make sure that the seismic stations work reliably and that scientists have good quality data. Seismometers register the smallest ground movements – to localize earthquakes.


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P. Martinez-Garzon in a forest next to a giant split rock

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Map of Türkiye with the marked epicentre of the earthquake in the northwestern part of the country

Background on today's earthquake in northwest Türkiye

Topography map of the alps.

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Groupp picture ICDP/IODP Kolloquiums

Joint IODP/ICDP-Colloquium at GFZ

Teachers in lecture hall during lecture

"Extreme Events in the Earth System" - 20th "System Earth" Autumn School

Two young researchers stand in front of trees holding their certificates, next to them stands Ludwig Stroink, who awarded the certificates.

“GFZ Friends” honours Theresa Hennig and Lei Wang with the “Friedrich-Robert-Helmert Prize…

Satellite image of a desert area: Colorful spots show different minerals.

German environmental satellite EnMAP: start into regular operation

On the left, a measuring tower in a low overgrown tundra landscape.

More methane from Siberia in summer

[Translate to English:] Profilfoto mit schwarzem Rahmen von Henning Francke

Obituary: Henning Francke

Group photo with projekt responsible

Making geodata interoperable and suited for curiosity driven research: GEO-INQUIRE project…

Schema Energiebereitstellung durch Geothermie

European Geothermal Congress from 17 to 21 October 2022 in Berlin

Gruppenfoto PAM

International Conference on Polar and Alpine Microbiology

Leni Scheck Wenderoth

“AWG Professional Excellence Award” for Magdalena Scheck-Wenderoth

Ausbildung am GFZ

Berufsausbildung und duales Studium am GFZ

Dr. Ute Weckmann during the opening speech of the workshop

Dr. Ute Weckmann takes over the chairmanship of IAGA Division VI

Anke Neumann aon a boat during a research trip

Dr Anke Neumann is a Senior Humboldt Research Fellow

Earth Model

New DFG priority programme on deep Earth evolution over geologic time

Logo of the Helmholtz Innovation Labs: written words only

Successful interim evaluation of the two Helmholtz Innovation Labs at the GFZ

Schematic of plunging Earth plates under the ocean with water transport and the Al molecules involved: This is how water migrates deeper into the Earth than previously assumed.

Water is seeping deeper into Earth than expected

From the air, a view of Istanbul, a city of millions, and the surrounding sea.

"Earthquakes don’t occur out of nowhere"

Group photo with all the people who attended the farewell

Honouring Prof. Onno Oncken with a scientific colloquium

DEUQUA Logo mit Mammut und Friedenstaube

DEUQUA 2022 Tagung am GFZ

PAW Logo

Postdoc Appreciation Week Germany

Building, photo taken in winter, Isaac Newton Institute

Simons Scholarship for Dr Monika Korte

Die Verteilung der seismischen Stationen auf einer Karte der Region.

How deeply does Eifel volcanism sleep?

Geomagnetic Field. Space with stars, Earth with animation around

GFZ film among the finalists of the Earth Futures Festival 2022

Earth's radiation belt: High-energy particles modelled around the Earth. The particles are ring-shaped

A new population of particles in the Earth’s radiation belts

[Translate to English:] Die teilnehmenden GFZ Mitarbeiter als Gruppenfoto

2nd proWissen run in Potsdam with successful participation by GFZ employees

The group on the first day of work.

New faces at the GFZ - start of the training year 2022/2023

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