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Institute of Geological Sciences


Welcome to the Institute of Geological Sciences

  • We welcome our new professors at our Institute:

    Prof. Sergey ChurakovProf. Sergey Churakov leads the research group pf Mineralogy and is the head of the Laboratory for Waste Management (LES) at the Paul Scherrer Institute. He models reactions between minerals and fluid on the atomistic scale to understate their rates and mechanisms.

    Prof. Jörg HermannProf. Jörg Hermann leads the research group of Petrology. His research interests focus on metamorphic and tectonic processes in the lithosphere. He integrates field studies with novel petrological and geochemical investigations and experimental studies in the laboratory.

    Daniela RubattoProf. Daniela Rubatto studies the rate of geologicial processes through the combination of geochronology and mineralogical-petrological methods.

    We wish a good start!

  • Around mid-august, the geothermal research drilling project on the Grimsel pass began. You can follow the progress of the work on the blog!

    Geothermie Forschungsbohrung Grimsel

  • Research Program GEOTRACES
    David Semeniuk, Postdoc of Samuel Jaccard, sails from July to September 2015 on the Canadian icebreaker CCGS Amundsen. Follow the blog!

    The 2015 GEOTRACES cruise is a scientific expedition from the port of Quebec City through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago with the aim to map the cycling of trace elements in the Canadian Arctic in order to better understand their distribution and their effect on the functioning of the ocean as a whole.

    Eisbrecher RV Amundsen

  • Bern-Fribourg Master in Earth Sciences:

    Have your Bachelor studies infected you with a fascination for Geology? Are you interested in pursuing your studies at the Master level? Do you wish to train for an exciting career in research or industry?

  • Visit the website of the Bern-Fribourg Master in Earth Sciences for further information.

    MSc in Earth Sciences: thesis topics

    Bern-Fribourg Master in Earth Sciences

  • Geologie StudiumStudying Geology: Are you fascinated by nature and would you like to be involved in science outdoors? You can obtain more information on the BSc or MSc curriculum from our Students' Page (degree regulation, weekly course schedule and course calendar). If you have questions please contact our course advisor or the representative of our Student Society (GMF). As an appetizer, take a look at our photo gallery!

  • The research groups at the Institute present their activities. Do you wish to search for a person or a publication?


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