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Scotland field seminar retuned home safely

Today all eighteen Bachelor students returned home safely from the one-week field seminar in Scotland. Starting with 25+ weather conditions, some snow on the munroes and beautiful sceneries, we studied some world-class exposures in Glen Coe, Ballachulish, Appin and on Kerrera island. Unconformities, volcanoes, plutons, regional and contact metamorphism, sedimentary and deformation structures in sedimentary and crystalline rocks are not anymore nice textbook pictures but real. A drop in temperatures to +12 kicked-off the standard Scottish weather period with some drizzle and wind. Some could even experience horizontal rain. Midges were a bit nasty this year. We started to work on indivudual areas in the Mamore mountain ridge, and successfully created a map of our field area. Combined with theory sessions we developed a good understanding of the underlying processes, and after some physical training everyone returned home safely and well tanned. Click on Galleries for some photos.

Our young Geoscientists (geosciences being the youngest of the natural science subjects) are guided to well exposed world-class case studies to get a profound understanding of earth system processes in space and time.



Scotland field class

Our education in the field start end of May, running a field seminar in the Scottish Highlands. Weather conditions are as usual, don't forget warm clothing and a good sleeping bag.



Unconventional Shale Gas

Chris participates in AAPG's Unconvential Shale Gas Conference in Warsaw, Poland. Shale gas offers a huge additional energy resource.



Field Seminar

Please note today's Wurmtal field seminar, starting 8.30h in front of the Bergbaugebäude / miners building. Expected return 18h. Please bring your bicycle.



Development of image analysis tools

Today we discuss the potentials of modern image analyses with the Deparment of Life Science Informatics at the Fraunhofer Institute at Bonn Sankt Augustin, since automated analyses of of digitized rock data contains huge potentials.




Today we visited Cemex and are happy that we can carry out some geological studies in their Upper Carboniferous quarry.



Energy conference

Chris and Prof. Kukla attend the DGMK conference in Celle on primary energy resources and energy storage.



Press article

Newspaper release: "Den Geopfad punktuell reaktivieren, Egon Keller traf sich mit Wissenschaftlern und Erich Schell in Blankenheim" in Kölnische Rundschau, Nr. 90, p. 35 highlights the need of geological awareness in public, which was initiated in the Eifel region by Prof Werner Kasig, who visited the lovely village of Blankenheim together with Chris



McKinsey at Department of Geosciences

Chris welcomes McKinsey at the School of Geoscience to present the company's profile and discuss career opportunities.



Contact-free geochemical visualisation tool

Chris explores the potential of new contact-free image tool used in biology on the chemical alteration and porosity of rocks and outcrops at another university... successfully!



RPR at TSK conference

Francesco presents his research on fractures and fracture cements of carbonate reservoir rocks at the TSK14 conference in Kiel in an oral presentation. Dennis and Stefan have a poster presentation on their laser scan of a carbonate reservoir analogue and Upper Carboniferous unconventional rocks, respectively.



Geopfad Blankenheim

We explore the status quo of the Geopfad in Blankenheim and work out if and how we may contribute to improve the quality of this geology-hike.



Paper online

Sofie's paper on Localization patterns in sandbox-scale numerical experiments above a normal fault in basement is now in press with the
Journal of Structural Geology.

Dr. Andreas Busch has accepted the appointment as associate professor at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.


Formerly he worked at Shell Global Solutions in Rijswijk, The Netherlands. Dr. Andreas Busch finalized his dissertation “Thermodynamic and Kinetic Processes associated with CO 2 -Sequestration and CO 2 -Enhanced Coalbed Methane Production from unminable Coal Seams” at the Institute of Geology and Geochemistry of Petroleum and Coal in 2005. He was awarded “Habilitation” in 2014, supporting RWTH Aachen as “Privatdozent” (external assistant professor).

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Wissenschaftliches Kolloquium zum Jahresgedächtnis an Professor Günther Friedrich



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Venia Legendi an Dr. Sven Sindern erteilt



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