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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