Welcome to the homepage of the Petrology group at the University of Bern.
We aim to understand rock-forming processes from the micron- to orogen-scale in the Earth's crust and mantle. For this purpose, we use subduction-collision orogens as natural laboratories to study phase and melting relations and to constrain chemical cycles through a combination of metamorphic petrology and in-situ geochemical analyses. These observations are complemented by numerical models and experiments under controlled conditions. Our research combines fieldwork, petrography and petrology with advanced analytical techniques in a dynamic team of students and researchers from different areas.