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Video Series "Stone by Stone"

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As part of the "Explain it to me, RWTH!" video series, researchers and students from the Institute of Geology present different types of rock and provide insight into their specific properties and their formation history.  The videos are produced in collaboration with RWTH Aachen's Media for Teaching, MfL, service point and published weekly: LINK

ABC-J Oman field trip 2017

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Tweets on the ABC-J Oman field trip 2017: LINK

Article on the ABC-J field trip in the "Aachener Nachrichten": Aachener Zeitung 04.03.2017.pdf

Dr. Lars Reuning on board of research drillship JOIDES Resolution, IODP 356, Australia

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IODP Expedition 365, drillship JOIDES Resolution: IODP http://iodp.tamu.edu/scienceops/expeditions/indonesian_throughflow.html

Defense Bianca Biehl and Alexej Merkel

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Bianca Biehl and Alexej Merkel successfully defended their Ph.D. theses. Congratulations.

BMBF article Prof. Kukla on the topic "Energiewende aus der Tiefsee – Vision oder Illusion?"

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Defense Hamed Fazlikhani

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Hamed Fazlikhani successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis. Congratulations.

"Aachen als Sprungbrett in die weite Welt"

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"Aachen als Sprungbrett in die weite Welt"

 

 

 

Internationally renowned Dutch Geoscientist visited GUtech

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MUSCAT The Rector and the Department of Applied Geosciences of GUtech have welcomed Professor Dr. Sierd Cloetingh, Royal Netherlands Academy Professor of Earth Sciences at the Utrecht University (Netherlands) last week. Professor Cloetingh gave a presentation entitled: "Integrated Solid Earth Sciences - challenges and perspectives" to AGEO students and GUtech staff. Professor Cloetingh is a well-known geoscientist who has published more than 300 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed geosciences journals. He is also editor in chief of Global and Planetary Change and member of the editorial board of Tectonophysics. Professor Cloetingh has also been promotor of more than 65 PhD students of 18 different nationalities. He has received honorary doctorates from five European universities and numerous honours and rewards such as the Holmes Medal, the honorary membership of the European Geosciences Union, Fellow and Honorary Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. Prof. Cloetingh is also President of the International Lithosphere Programme (ILP), Vice-President of the European Academy of Sciences and member of the European Research Council (ERC).

To discuss future scientific cooperation, Professor Cloetingh has been invited by the AGEO department and the Department of Geosciences of RWTH Aachen University, who have also organized a one week field trip around the North of Oman including a large number of sites of geological interest, such as the exposed crust/mantle transition and the ophiolites in Wadi Al Abbyad, carbonate sequences and source rocks and the uplifted coastal terraces along the Omani coastline, an area that is currently part of a tsunami research project conducted by Prof. Dr. Goesta Hoffmann. Prof. Goesta and Prof. Wiekert Visser of the AGEO Department have conducted the field-excursion along with Prof. Dr. Peter Kukla, Energy & Mineral Resources Group and Director of the Geological Institute at RWTH Aachen University. "We have developed plans for a long-term strategic cooperation embedded in the international lithosphere programme. Specifically the setup of a thematic research programme "TOPO-OMAN", affiliated to the successful TOPO-EUROPE programme on coupled deep Earth and surface processes with implications for georessources and natural hazards has been discussed. Additionally research training programmes, including workshops and short courses as well as the exchange of staff form an integral part of this collaborative effort." said Prof. Peter Kukla.

On Tuesday the 18th March Prof. Cloetingh will give a presentation entitled "Tectonics of sedimentary basins" to members of the Geological Society of Oman in the PDO Oil and Gas Exhibition Center at 5 pm.

 

Dagmar Müther Ph.D.

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Dagmar Müther successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis. Congratulations.

Defense Samaneh Masoumi

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Samaneh Masoumi successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis. Congratulations.

SAMPLE Focus Group Meeting "Lithospheric Structure" in Aachen, 9.-10.2.2012

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The next joint meeting of the “Lithospheric Structure, Deformation and Breakup Processes" and the “Sedimentary Systems and Fluid Systems” SAMPLE groups will take place February 10th 2012, 9.00-17.00, at the Geological Institute, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen. Further, we would like to invite to dinner at the "Magellan" on 9.2.2012, 19.00 p.m., after arrival.

Details: http://www.sample-spp.de/events/litho2012

 

Habilitation (P.D.) talk Dr. Stefan Back, 26.10.2011, 17:00, Be114

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Wednsday, 26th of October 2011,  Dr. Stefan Back (EMR, Geological Institute, RWTH Aachen University) gives his P.D. talk. 17:00, room 114, Bergbaugebäude , Wüllnerstr. 2, Aachen, Germany. Titel: "Sedimentation in deformation zones: examples from NW Borneo and SW Pakistan".


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