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    2018-01-10

    Reinhard X. Fischer was elected president of the German Mineralogical Society

    R.X. Fischer was elected as vice president of the German Mineralogical Society (DMG) for 2018 and president for 2019-2020. ... more

    Publisher: Prof. Dr. Reinhard X. Fischer
    2018-01-08

    What a Mass! - Extinction past, present and future

    Master Conference 2018

    Once again, the master students organize a joint conference in the first year of the master programs Geosciences & Marine Geosciences. The theme of the 5th International Master Conference is "What a Mass! - Extinction past, present and future! The conference will take place in the large lecture hall GEO 1550 from 12.02. to 13.02.2018.... more

    Publisher: Prof. Dr. Simone Kasemann
    2017-12-22

    DFG extends ArcTrain Research Training Group until 2022

    Great pre-Christmas joy on both sides of the North Atlantic: The German Research Foundation (DFG) will fund the ArcTrain Research Training Group of our University for further four years! The 3.5 million euros granted until 2022 will support another twelve promotion projects on processes and consequences of climate change in the North Atlantic and Canadian Arctic. Like the two previous ArcTrain cohorts, a third cohort will get the tremendous opportunity to travel on water or land to secluded Artic regions and to investigate these with our Canadian program partners.... more

    Publisher: Prof. Dr. Tilo von Dobeneck
    2017-12-18

    Cordial congratulations, Prof. Sabine Kasten!

    On December 5th 2017, Dr. Sabine Kasten was appointed as a full professor in sediment diagenesis at the Faculty of Geosciences of the University of Bremen. After studying geography and promoting and habilitating in geochemistry at our faculty, she moved in 2004 to the Alfred-Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) in Bremerhaven, where she has been leading the „Marine Geochemistry“ section since 2014. For many years, Prof. Kasten has been a principal investigator of the excellence cluster MARUM, where her research is focusing at non-steady-state geochemical and biogeochemical processes in marine sediments and their use as archive for (paleo)environmental reconstructions. A very timely aspect of her work are studies on global change impact on polar and sub-polar coastal and marginal seas, e.g. how glacial retreat at Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic coasts influences the iron export to the Southern Ocean. In the polar realm, iron is the most important micronutrient limiting the growth of algae in the surface waters and thus controlling the atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) intake by the polar sea.... more

    Publisher: Prof. Dr. Tilo von Dobeneck
    2017-12-11

    profiles of our scholarship holders of the Deutschlandstipendium

    Verena and Mechthild are two of our students at the Department of Geosciences who have been awarded the "Deutschlandstipendium". Find out why both of them think they got it and how it helps to make considerable progress. ... more

    Publisher: Dr. Ulrike Wolf-Brozio
    2017-12-04

    Let´s go to Barbara-Fest!

    on Friday, 8th December 2017 at 8 p.m.

    All students, members and friends of our Faculty of Geosciences Bremen are cordially invite you to our traditional `Barbara-Fest´ on Friday, 8th December 2017. The festivity will start at 8pm in the foyer of the GEO building. At 9:30pm the annual initiation of our first year students and not yet baptized master students is scheduled, along with a play portraying the story of our holy Lady and patron Saint Barbara. We are looking forward to having a long and enjoyable evening together with you in our Geo foyer!
    All the best, your fellow students of the third semester B.Sc.... more

    Publisher: Prof. Dr. Tilo von Dobeneck
    2017-11-17

    Guest lecture by Prof. Simon Lamb: History of the Alpine Fault and origin of New Zealand’s Southern Alps

    Geo-Colloquium on 21.11.17 at 16.30 in the main lecture hall

    Simon Lamb`s main research interest is the tectonic evolution of active plate boundary zones. He has carried out geological research in Southern Africa, the Central Andes, Tibet and New Zealand. Recently he has focussed on developing techniques using GPS data to understand the underlying dynamical controls of deformation. He was in the Department of Earth Sciences at Oxford University for 21 years, as a Royal Society University Research Fellow, and then University Lecturer and Fellow of St Cross College. Since 2010 he has been Associate Professor in Geophysics at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. ... more

    Publisher: Prof. Dr. Tilo von Dobeneck
    2017-11-06

    73. Bundesfachschaftstagung der Geowissenschaften

    vom 8.-12. November 2017 in Bremen

    Die diesjährige Bundesfachschaftstagung der Geowissenschaften wird vom 08.11-12.11 im Fachbereich 05 durch unsere Studenten*Innen ausgerichtet. Über 100 Teilnehmer*Innen aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz finden dazu ihren Weg nach Bremen. Auf dem Programm stehen Besuche der Partnerinstitutionen Marum bzw. AWI (inkl. Besichtigung der FS Polarstern) und Exkursionen in die nähere Umgebung von Bremen. Weiterhin werden Erfahrungen über das Studium an den verschiedenen universitären Standorten ausgetauscht, relevante Themen bezüglich Studium und Geowissenschaften in Workshops aufgearbeitet und im Plenum vorgestellt. Krönender Abschluss ist eine Vortragsreihe am Samstag mit einer Abschiedsfeier am Abend.Jeder ist herzlichst eingeladen am Mittwoch bei der Icebreaker-Party mitzufeiern, gleiches gilt bei der Farewell-Feier am Samstag. Das Programm hängt im Fachbereich aus und folgt auch hier.... more

    Publisher: Prof. Dr. Tilo von Dobeneck
    2017-11-06

    In Erinnerung an Dr. Rainer Sieger

    Im Alter von 56 Jahren verstarb unser langjähriger Kollege Dr. Rainer Sieger am 23. Oktober an seinem Arbeitsplatz am Alfred-Wegener-Institut in Bremerhaven. Sein plötzlicher Tod hat uns tief getroffen, aber wir erinnern uns auch gern an die Jahre, in denen wir mit ihm zusammengearbeitet haben.
    Noch als Diplomand am Fachbereich Mathematik der Universität Bremen begeisterte er 1989 mit seinem Professor Rüdiger Schäfer den Hydrogeologen und Geochemiker Prof. Horst D. Schulz für eine interdisziplinäre Zusammenarbeit: Der Transport von in Wasser gelösten Stoffen sollte mit Computer Modellen simuliert werden, zunächst im Grundwasser und später auch in Meeressedimenten. Spannend entwickelte sich die Zusammenarbeit, weil Rainer Sieger sich nicht auf die Mathematik und die Erstellung der Modelle beschränkte, sondern weil er sich auch für die physikalischen und geochemischen Vorgänge interessierte, die betrachtet werden sollten. Nach seinem Diplom führte er diese Arbeiten am Fachbereich Geowissenschaften im Rahmen eines Promotionsprojektes sehr erfolgreich fort. ... more

    Publisher: Prof. Dr. Tilo von Dobeneck
    2017-10-20

    Auszeichnung für Dr. Alexander Petrovic

    Dr. Alexander Petrovic aus dem Fachgebiet Geochronologie – Beckenanalyse wurde in Stuttgart für seine herausragende Doktorarbeit zur Sedimentologie der Quaderkalk-Formation des Oberen Muschelkalk mit dem Walter Schall Preis 2017 ausgezeichnet. Die mit 1.500 Euro dotierte Ehrung wird an junge Wissenschaftler vergeben, deren neue Forschungsergebnisse den süddeutschen Raum betreffen. Alexander hat 2012, nach seiner am MARUM abgeschlossenen Masterarbeit über Sedimentdynamiken am NW-spanischen Kontinentalhang, an der Universität Tübingen eine Industrie-finanzierte Doktorarbeit zu räumlichen, faziellen Heterogenitäten und Modellierung hochenergetischer Sedimente einer Karbonatrampe begonnen. Die Ergebnisse dieser Arbeit werden als Analog für komplexe Geometrien und fazielle Heterogenitäten von Speichergesteinen herangezogen. Seit Juni 2016 führt Alexander am FB 5 diese Forschungen fort, u.a. an rezenten Karbonaten des Persischen Golfs und an Gesteinen des Muschelkalk. (only available in German)... more

    Publisher: Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Kuss
    2017-09-28

    Orientation Week 2017

    9th to 13th of October, 2017

    We welcome our new students in the Bachelor and Master programs at the Department of Geosciences. In the week from the 9th to the 13th of October, we offer various orientation and introductory events....... more

    Publisher: Dr. Ulrike Wolf-Brozio
    2017-09-01

    New geological guide book

    Riffe, Vulkane, Eisenerz und Karst im Herzen des Geoparks Westerwald-Lahn-Taunus

    Der neue geologische Führer "Riffe, Vulkane, Eisenerz und Karst im Herzen des Geoparks Westerwald-Lahn-Taunus" wurde vor kurzem in der Reihe "Wanderungen in der Erdgeschichte" des Pfeil Verlags veröffentlicht.[only in German] Autoren: Rüdiger Henrich, Wolfgang Bach, Ingo Dorsten, Friedrich-Willhelm Georg, Claudia Henrich und Uli Horch... more

    Publisher: Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Henrich
    2017-08-29

    Trauer um Birgit Schmincke

    Der Fachbereich Geowissenschaften trauert um seine Kollegin Birgit Schmincke. Sie verstarb am 22.08.2017 im Alter von 52 Jahren. Birgit hatte als Sekretärin im Fachbereich und später im Marum viele Kontakte geknüpft und Freundschaften geschlossen. Ihre lebensfrohe und stets offene, anpackende Art wird uns im Gedächtnis bleiben. Unser Beileid gehört ihren Angehörigen. ... more

    Publisher: Dr. Ulrike Wolf-Brozio
    2017-08-09

    In Me­mo­ri­am Prof. PhD Dr. h.c. Wolfgang H. Berger

    Prof. Ph.D. Dr. h.c.Wolfgang H. Berger of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, Cal., USA, died unexpectedly on 6 August 2017 at the age of 79. Wolfgang Berger was one of the most distinguished marine geoscientists in the world and a cofounder of the new discipline of “paleoceanography”. His pioneering and innovative work opened up completely new possibilities for the use of deep-sea sediments in paleoclimate reconstructions.Following the establishment of the Department of Geosciences at the University of Bremen in 1986, Wolfgang Berger worked for many years as a guest professor in Bremen. Through this cooperative work the Collaborative Research Centre on the History of the South Atlantic was jointly developed, and was funded by the German Research Foundation from 1989 to 2000. The successful work on the Collaborative Research Centre was the basis for approval of the Research Center “Ocean Margins” by the German Research Foundation in the year 2000. For his service in the development of the marine research profile of the Department of Geosciences, Wolfgang Berger was awarded an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Bremen in 2011.... more

    Publisher: Prof. Dr. Tilo von Dobeneck
    2017-08-07

    Auszeichnung für Professor Thomas Pichler

    Der Geochemiker Professor Dr. Thomas Pichler hat für 2017 das Harris Distinguished Visiting Professorship am Dartmouth College erhalten. Ab dem 10. August wird er dort 5 Monate verbringen. Das Dartmouth College ist eine herausragende Institution in den USA und gehört zur Gruppe der Ivy League-Universitäten. Unter anderem wird er dort zusammen mit amerikanischen Kollegen einen Kurs in analytischer Geochemie halten. Darüber hinaus will er dort ein gemeinsames Forschungsprojekt im Bereich Quecksilber in der Umwelt initiieren. Thomas Pichler ist seit 2008 am Fachbereich und vertritt den Schwerpunkt aquatische Geochemie und Hydrogeologie. Obwohl er sich als anorganischen Geochemiker betrachtet, ist seine Forschung in höchstem Grade interdisziplinär und spannt den Bogen von der Mikrobiologie bis zum Umweltingenieurwesen. (only available in German)... more

    Publisher: PD Dr. Frank Lisker
    2017-06-28

    Rosa Danisi as postdoc in the crystallography group

    On June 1st Dr. Rosa Danisi joined the crystallography group at the faculty of geosciences as a postdoc. She finished her study of geosciences in 2011 at the University of Milan in Italy with a master thesis on tourmalines. Then she went to the University of Bern working on the dehydration behavior of natural zeolites and zeolite-like materials as a PhD candidate. As a postdoc at the University of Utrecht (the Netherlands), she worked on phosphorous-stabilized synthetic zeolites to enhance their hydrothermal stability during catalytic processes. Finally, with a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation, she is going to study the thermal behavior of vanadium-bearing porous frameworks at the University of Bremen until November 2018. ... more

    Publisher: Prof. Dr. Reinhard X. Fischer
    2017-06-19

    Guest lecture by Prof. Anne de Vernal: Natural variability of sea ice cover in the Arctic

    Geo-Colloquium on 27.06.17 at 14.00 in the main lecture theatre

    Sea ice in the Arctic is receding and the first ice free summer could accur as soon as by the middle of this century. How unusual would such situation be for the Arctic? Answering this question requires access to reconstructions of the sea-ice extent in the past. This is the research field of Prof. de Vernal from the Université du Québec à Montréal in Canada. In her presentation, she will review the history of sea-ice extent in the past and explore the significance of this knowledge for future projections. Anne de vernal is togetehr with Michal Kucera from our department the speaker od the international German-Canadian research training group ArcTrain.... more

    Publisher: Prof. Dr. Michal Kucera
    2017-06-13

    Open Campus 2017

    Open Worlds - Share Knowledge

    The University of Bremen invites interested people in and around Bremen to an OPEN CAMPUS day on June 17, 2017 from 2 p.m. to midnight.

    Come and visit us in our pagoda on Campus-Park or take part in the guided tour "Modern material analysis: phase analysis with X-ray diffraction". For young geoscientists (age 6-10), the Kindercampus Workshop "Jung trifft Steinalt" offers a student lab. We are looking forward to your visit.... more

    Publisher: Dr. Ulrike Wolf-Brozio
    2017-05-30

    Invited lecture: Prof. Saal „Budget of volatiles: from where, when, and how water came to Earth-Moon system“

    Geo-Colloquium on June 6, 2017, at 1 pm s.t.

    Establishing the origin of water and other volatiles, and how and when the budgets of these elements were set in planetary bodies during the earliest stages of Solar System evolution has important implications for understanding the genesis and evolution of the terrestrial planets and the origin of life. The Moon provides a frozen record of the first few hundred million years of Solar System evolution and, thus, offers a unique opportunity to establish the origin, budget and timing of the water, and other volatiles, delivery to the terrestrial planets.

    Prof. Alberto E. Saal, Brown University, USA... more

    Publisher: Dr. Ulrike Wolf-Brozio
    2017-05-19

    Welcome back on board, Janna!

    After 4 years of postdoctoral work at Cologne University, Janna Just has returned to our faculty and Marine Geophysics Section. Here, she once investigated West African Quaternary climate history in the framework of EUROPROX using an innovative multi-proxy endmember approach. At Cologne, she remained faithful to Africa and carried out paleo- and enviromagnetic investigations of several African and European lakes in the framework of Collaborative Research Centre 806 `Our Way to Europe`. As participant of IODP expedition 361 (South African Climates), she could collect excellent new sample material to reconstruct the climate history of Southern Africa on longer timescales at her new/old Bremen magnetics lab. Janna Just takes over the geophysics teaching of Hendrik Müller, who moved for a guest term to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in March. ... more

    Publisher: Prof. Dr. Tilo von Dobeneck