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  • Earth and Environmental Systems

Highlights from Earth System Science


How Artificial Neural Networks Can Revolutionize Georeseach


The Science of the Earth System is in need of an interdisciplinary Environment

More than 120 international participants discussed the impact of Alexander von Humboldt on modern Earth System Science.



The  SeismoSoundScape-Lab  was created around  the idea that seismology and musicology can mutually benefit from each other by reframing  phenomena  from one realm in terms of the other.  The  SeismoSoundScape-Lab  is a virtual lab space for a number of  projects and initiatives, all driven by curiosity and enthusiasm for transdisciplinary work in the fields of seismology, acoustics, musicology, and computer science.


more about the project: https://www.uni-potsdam.de/en/soundscapelab/about-seismosoundscape-lab/concept.html

The Mathematics of Nature

Gunnar Lischeid researches the environment with modern methods of data mining


More Power

Scientists from the University of Potsdam and the Helmholtz-Center Berlin gained new insights into Perowskit Solar Cells


Image Movie Earth Sciences


Martín-López B, I. Leister , P. Lorenzo Cruz, I. Palomo, A. Grêt-Regamey, P.A. Harrison, S. Lavorel, B. Locatelli, S. Luque and A. Walz. 2019. Nature's contributions to people in mountains: A review. PLoS ONE 14(6): e0217847. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0217847


Sobolev, S, Brown, M. (2019) Surface erosion events controlled the evolution of plate tectonics on Earth. Nature volume 570, pages 52-57 (2019). doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-1258-4


Spiekermann G., Harder M., Zalden P., Sahle Ch. J., Wilke M., Biedermann N., Weis C., Morgenroth W., Kulik E., Nishiyama N., Petitgirard S., Yavaş Y., Sternemann C. (2019) Structure of amorphous GeO2 up to 100 GPa by Kbeta’’ X-ray emission spectroscopy. Physical Reviews X 9, 011025. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevX.9.011025


Caupin,F, Holten,V., Qiu, C., Guillerm,E.,  Wilke, M., Frenz, M., TeixeiraJ., Soper, A. K. (2018). Comment on "Maxima in the thermodynamic response and correlation functions of deeply supercooled water". Science. Vol. 360, Issue 6390, eaat1634. DOI: 10.1126/science.aat1634


Garcin, Y., Deschamps, P., Ménot, G., de Saulieu, G., Schefuß, E., Sebag, D., Dupont, L., Oslisly, R., Brademann, B., Mbusnum, K., Onana, J.-M., Ako, A., Epp, L., Tjallingii, R., Strecker, M., Brauer, A. and Sachse, D. (2018). Early anthropogenic impact on Western Central African rainforests 2,600 y ago. PNAS. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1715336115