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University of Potsdam top in Earth and Environmental Sciences

In the 2nd edition of ranking of the best universities in the arena of Earth and Environmental Sciences the University of Potsdam scored …
Prof. Wilke

Prof. Max Wilke elected as MSA Fellow

Honor of the Mineralogical Society of America

Prof. Dr. Max Wilke, Professor for Mineralogy at the Institute of Geosciences has been elected as Fellow by the Mineralogical Society of America on 23 …

Support for young researchers announced

Application deadline: 24 September 2023

New insights into deep earthquakes in the central Andes

Study recently published in Nature Communications Earth and Environment combines seismological, thermomechanical and geological approaches to explain …

Subduction zones, where oceanic lithospheric plates plunge into the mantle, are a significant global source of seismic hazards, with earthquakes …

Annual Program of Potsdam Graduate School online

Attention PhD and postdocs!

Oldest palaeogenome from the African continent tells of the extinction of the blue antelope

An international team of scientists led by the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin and the University of Potsdam generated the first two nuclear genomes of …

Honorary doctorate awarded to Prof. Dr. Frank Scherbaum

This high honour recognizes the Institute of Geosciences former chair holder and his research in the field of ethnomusicology.

Faculty Awards recognize excellent studies and teaching at the faculty

Dr. Corinna Maier and Dr. Hauke Krämer received the Michelson Award of 1500 Euros for their excellent PhD theses. The Jacob Jacobi Award of 1000 …

Improve Solar Cells

Researchers in the Soft Matter Physics and Optoelectronics Group are involved in a Nature paper on perovskite-organic tandem solar cells, published …

Study shows link between climate, Earth's orbit and vegetation

In a high-CO2 world, changes in the Earth's orbit particularly impact climate and vegetation and could explain the famous "Grande Coupure" that …