1984: Diplom Universität Würzburg
1989: PhD State University of New York at Stony Brook
1989-1991:  University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
1991-1997: Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Mainz
1997-2009: Universität Münster
2009-Present Professor of Geochemistry, Institute of Geological Sciences, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • High precision geochronology (U-Pb)
  • Early planetary and solar system evolution; Earth differentiation
  • Dynamics of orogenic cycles: combining geochronology, metamorphic petrology and structural geology
  • Timing and duration of geological processes at different scales
  • Heavy stable isotopes and trace element ratios to study fractionation processes
  • Archeometry (Isotope Archeology)
  • Development of new geochemical approaches and laboratory techniques


Research group Isotope Geology

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