• Institute of Geosciences

The Institute of Geosciences

Open Master/bachelor thesis in Petrology at the Institute of Geoscience, University of Potsdam

1) Rocks from the 2.8-3.0 Ga Archean basement (metasediments, TTGs, amphibolites) of eastern Greenland

2) Lower crustal mafic granulites from the Adirondacks, NY (US)

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In the Masters and Bachelors study programs we teach how to use natural sciences for understanding the structure, evolution and dynamic of planet Earth. This covers processes ranging from the deep inner Earth to those at the Earth's surface. Understanding processes of the solid Earth is the essence of geoscientific research and an important part for solving current, societally relevant environmental problems. Therefore, our curriculum offers a wide spectrum of methods and research topics drawn from the different research groups within the institute, as well as a range of international study programs, and an excellent graduate school.

The institut occupies a central position in the Research Focus Earth Sciences (RFES) and is an active partner in the Geo.X coordinating platform, in which the Earth and Enviromental Science research institutes in the Berlin-Potsdam area are tightly networked.

The institute hosts the GeoUnion (M.Strecker).

The Olorgesailie Basin in the Kenya Rift Valley, part of the Eastern Branch of the East African Rift System. In the background the high topography of the Rift’s border faults.


Why a whole region is rotating in the middle of Africa

Daniel Vollmer, instaling a multi-sensor observatory in Iceland.

Fire and Ice – why Eva Eibl does research in Iceland in the mid of winter

People from all over the world travel through Iceland to see glaciers, waterfalls, volcanoes, geysers - but the true highlights are hidden from the eye.

Jonathan Weiss while monitoring GPS-Ground Motion sensors in the Andean Highlands. Photo: J. Weiss.

From GPS to geodynamics - how surface measurements help understand earthquakes and Earth structure

While there are some well-established theories of orogenesis, many aspects of how, when and why mountain ranges are created remain a mystery.

Das anatolische Hochplateau mit dem über 3900 m hohen Vulkan Mt. Erciyes. Foto: M. Strecker

Unterwegs im anatolischen Hochplateau

Reisetagebuch: Studierende auf Exkursion in der Türkei

Ausbruch des Holuhraun, 2014. | Foto: Eva Eibl.

Islands brodelnde Erde

Wie Vulkanausbrüche früher vorhergesagt werden können