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    2019-11-14

    The new Faculty Brochure is printed!

    The printed information brochure of our Geosciences Faculty appeared last in 2012 and has been out of stock for some time. Thanks to much highly appreciated support from our sections and professorships and great efforts by Heike Piero, a new edition with up-to-date information and hundreds of new and attractive illustrations could be reprinted.
    The print version is now on shelf at our faculty administration and will be mailed to all our section heads for further distribution. An electronic pdf version is available for download at our website´s "Public > Information Materials" submenu. ... more

    Publisher: Prof. Dr. Tilo von Dobeneck
    2019-11-14

    1st Geo-Lecture WS19/20

    Mark van Zuilen, IPGP Paris: Traces of life in ancient silica deposits

    The first of four talks in our Geo-Lecture Series in this semester will be presented by Mark van Zuilen from the IPGP in Paris. He will talk about some of the challenges of identifying fossils of the earliest forms of life in Archaean silica deposits and share insights into this existing topic from recent field and experimental work funded by the ERC.The lecture will be at 12:15 pm on November 27th in the large lecture hall (Geo1550). Abstract of the talk:... more

    Publisher: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Bach
    2019-11-13

    Frank Oliver Glöckner ist new AWI cooperation professor

    He represents the discipline of "Earth-System Data Sciences"

    On November 1, 2019, Prof. Dr. Frank Oliver Glöckner was appointed as professor for "Earth-System Data Sciences" at the Faculty of Geosciences of the University of Bremen. The appointment was made jointly with the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research.
    Frank Oliver Glöckner is an internationally renowned researcher and expert for environmental and genomic data, who has made central contributions to scientific data infrastructures in Earth system research for many years.
    After his studies and doctorate in microbial ecology at the Technical University of Munich, Frank Oliver Glöckner moved to the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen. Here he led a project group on microbial genomics and became head of the research group "Microbial Genomics and Bioinformatics". Since 2010, he has held a professorship for bioinformatics at Jacobs University Bremen.... more

    Publisher: Prof. Dr. Michael Schulz
    2019-11-13

    Thomas Laepple appointed as AWI cooperation professor

    His discipline at the FB5 is "Earth System Diagnostics"

    On November 1, 2019, Dr. Thomas Laepple was appointed Professor in the field of "Earth System Diagnostics" at the Faculty of Geosciences of the University of Bremen. He was also appointed jointly with the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research.
    Thomas Laepple is an internationally recognized climate researcher who innovatively combines Earth system modelling, palaeoclimate research and statistical data analysis to use data from the geological past for a better understanding of the climate processes of the present and the future.
    After graduating from the University of Hamburg with a diploma in physics, Laepple received his doctorate in physics from the University of Bremen. He did research at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven and at Harvard University and has been head of a Helmholtz Young Investigator Group at the AWI in Potsdam since 2013. In 2017 he was awarded an ERC Starting Grant.... more

    Publisher: Prof. Dr. Michal Kucera
    2019-10-10

    GIF Young Scientists’ Meeting

    German-Israel-Foundation hosts meeting at FB 5 / MARUM

    The German-Israel-Foundation (GIF) will host a meeting of young scientists under the motto "Going Down Into the Abyss: Ocean-Floor Processes, Deep Life, and Climate Archives" at the University of Bremen from 28 to 30 October. ... more

    Publisher: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Bach
    2019-09-27

    Deans hand over the baton

    After four event- and successful years in office, our dean Prof. Michal Kucera hands over the baton to his deputy, the newly elected dean Prof. Wolfgang Bach on October 1st 2019 to officiate as vice dean for another year. Likewise, Prof. Cornelia Spiegel-Behnke steps us as new dean of studies in succession of Dr. Torsten Bickert, who, as future deputy, will stay responsible for the reform and reaccreditation of the geoscientific study programs.

    We all thank our reshuffled deans for their great and important engagement and wish them good luck, fair winds and following seas for their future endeavors!... more

    Publisher: Prof. Dr. Tilo von Dobeneck
    2019-09-27

    Orientation Week 2019

    07th - 11th of October, 2019

    Welcome to our new Bachelor and Master students. In the week from 07th to 11th of October we offer you different orientation and gathering events...... more

    Publisher: Dr. Ulrike Wolf-Brozio
    2019-09-05

    Dissertation mit Auszeichnung abgeschlossen

    Antonia Ruppel hat ihre an der Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR) und der Universität Bremen verfaßte Dissertation „A multi-method approach to study the geodynamic evolution of eastern Dronning Maud Land in East Antarctica by integrating geophysical data with surface geology“ mit Auszeichnung abgeschlossen. Die Dissertation besteht aus neun Einzelpublikation als Erst- oder Co-Autorin sowie einer Synopsis, in denen Antonia Aufbau und geologische Entwicklung von Sør Rondane, einer aufgrund logistischer Einschränkungen nur wenig untersuchten Region im östlichen Dronning Maud Land/ Antarktis, untersucht. (only available in German)... more

    Publisher: PD Dr. Frank Lisker
    2019-08-29

    Einführung in das Studium der Geowissenschaften – Vom Kies zum Kontinent

    Der Fachbereich Geowissenschaften lädt seine StudienanfängerInnen zum Workshop „Vom Kies zum Kontinent“ herzlich ein. Studierende, Lehrende und Absolventen möchten im Rahmen des dreitägigen Projekts gemeinsam mit den StudienfängerInnen ins Gelände fahren, Probenmaterial sammeln und anschließend im Labor arbeiten, Daten gewinnen und diskutieren. Dabei kommen typische geowissenschaftlichen Methoden zum Einsatz und werden erste geowissenschaftlichen Kenntnisse erworben. Der Workshop „Vom Kies zum Kontinent“ wird aus Mitteln des Programms ForstA für bessere Studienbedingungen und mehr Qualität in der Lehre gefördert. (only available in German)... more

    Publisher: Dr. Barbara Ventura
    2019-07-04

    Best Thesis Awards 2019

    The Department of Geosciences will again award prizes for the best theses this year. The award recognizes outstanding theses in our Bachelor and Master Geosciences, Marine Geosciences and Materials Chemistry and Mineralogy programs. Details on nominations, applications and awards can be found on the following websites....... more

    Publisher: Dr. Ulrike Wolf-Brozio
    2019-06-27

    Geoscientific colloquium on July 3rd, 2019

    The next talk of the geoscientific colloquium in the summer term 2019 takes place on Wednesday July 3rd at 12:15 in the lecture hall of the GEO building. Prof. Dr. Martin Fleckenstein will speak about "Die stille Revolution – wie ein paläozoischer Tonstein die Welt veränderte". ... more

    Publisher: PD Dr. Andreas Klügel
    2019-06-10

    ¡Bienvenida Elda!

    We welcome Dr. Elda Miramontes García who joined the Faculty of Geosciences as new junior professor in the field of sedimentology.

    Dr. Miramontes’ main scientific interest lies in the sedimentary systems of the deep sea with particular focus on the influence of bottom currents on depositional processes. She follows an interdisciplinary approach integrating sediment-core analysis with geomorphic and oceanographic datasets as well as hydrodynamic models. We wish Elda continued success for her future at the University of Bremen and look forward to a fruitful collaboration.... more

    Publisher: Dr. Lena Steinmann
    2019-06-06

    Geoscientific colloquium on June 12th, 2019

    The next talk of the geoscientific colloquium in the summer term 2019 takes place on Wednesday June 12th at 12:15 in the lecture hall of the GEO building. Prof. Dr. Joachim Blankenburg will speak about "Einfluss der extensiven landwirtschaftlichen Nutzung von Niedermooren auf Torf- und Muddeeigenschaften und auf die Freisetzung klimarelevanter Gase". ... more

    Publisher: PD Dr. Andreas Klügel
    2019-05-23

    Geoscientific colloquium on May 29th, 2019

    The next talk of the geoscientific colloquium in the summer term 2019 takes place on Wednesday May 29th at 12:15 in the lecture hall of the GEO building. Prof. Dr. Karin Zonneveld will speak about "The fate of marine particulate matter - what Palynology can tell about production, transport and degradation/preservation of organic particles in the ocean". ... more

    Publisher: PD Dr. Andreas Klügel
    2019-05-16

    Geoscientific colloquium on May 22nd, 2019

    The next talk of the geoscientific colloquium in the summer term 2019 takes place on Wednesday May 22nd at 12:15 in the lecture hall of the GEO building. Prof. Dr. Jens Lehmann will speak about "Möglichkeiten, Komplexität und Grenzen palökologischer Rekonstruktion - ein Beispiel aus der frühen Kreide Westfalens". ... more

    Publisher: PD Dr. Andreas Klügel
    2019-05-15

    Open Campus: Open Worlds - Share Knowledge

    The University of Bremen invites interested people in and around Bremen to an OPEN CAMPUS day on June 15, 2019 from 2 p.m. to midnight.

    Come and visit us in our pagoda in the Campus-Park on the topic "Volcanism in Germany, insights from the Departm. of Geosciences" or visit the pagoda of the geoscientific collection "Expedition into prehistoric times - marine fossils from the desert", accompanied by the lecture "How does the Ammonite occur in the Nevada Desert? An adventure report". For young scientists we offer in and between the pagodas an experiment to the volcanic eruption, a fossil casting- and a microscopy station. We are looking forward to your visit. All events are free.... more

    Publisher: Dr. Ulrike Wolf-Brozio
    2019-05-13

    ISI - Information on Study Programs

    Are you interested in studying Geosciences? Visit us on May 15, 2019, the ISI - information day for prospective students. Our students are ready to advise you on the information desk in the building GW2 on campus or you visit our information talks at the Department of Geosciences. For details, see here. ... more

    Publisher: Dr. Ulrike Wolf-Brozio
    2019-05-02

    Informationsaustausch mit Alumni des Fachgebietes Geochemie

    Das Fachgebiet Geochemie und Hydrogeologie freut sich, drei ehemalige Master-Studierende am 7.5., 21.5. und 25.6.2019 bei uns im Institut zu begrüßen, wobei auch Zeit für Gespräche und Diskussionen mit allen interessierten Studierenden eingeplant ist. ... more

    Publisher: PD Dr. Andreas Klügel
    2019-04-24

    Dr. Joachim Blankenburg appointed as Honorary Professor for Soil Science

    As longtime director of the Geological Service of Bremen (GDfB) and distinguished bogland researcher, Dr. Joachim Blankenburg is the leading expert of soil structure and hydrogeology in our Bremen region. Since 2005 he has served as external lecturer of our faculty teaching the highly valued courses "Soil Science: Chemical and Physical Processes" and "Applied Hydrogeology" and supervising numerous student internships and projects. In recognition of his excellent commitment to teaching, our dean Prof. Michal Kucera presented him with a letter of appointment as "Honorary Professor for Soil Science" at the Faculty Board meeting of April 24th, 2019.... more

    Publisher: Prof. Dr. Tilo von Dobeneck
    2019-04-24

    Dr. Martin Fleckenstein appointed as Honorary Professor for Applied Petroleum Geology

    Dr. Martin Fleckenstein worked between 1982 and 2015 as geologist in leading positions of the international petroleum industry including Exxon and Wintershall. Since 2013 he has served as external lecturer of our faculty teaching the course "Applied Petroleum Geology", which is highly valued among our students. In recognition of his excellent commitment to teaching, our dean Prof. Michal Kucera presented him with a letter of appointment as "Honorary Professor for Applied Petroleum Geology" at the Faculty Board meeting of April 24th, 2019.... more

    Publisher: PD Dr. Andreas Klügel