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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

The primary interest of Jonathan Weiss has been to understand how mountains are built. While there are some well-established theories of orogenesis – the lingua franca term for mountain building - many aspects of how, when and...
20. Dec 2019
The primary interest of Jonathan Weiss has been to understand how mountains are built. While there are some well-established theories of orogenesis – the lingua franca term for mountain building - many aspects of how, more ...
Experiment in school. | Photo: AdobeStock / Syda Productions

From Football to Experiments – How Children Learn to Think Scientifically

As every pedagogue knows, people learn better when they are interested. But why is that so? And can this insight be utilized to guide children on their way (of thinking) through uncharted territory? Junior Professor of Empirical...
09. Dec 2019
As every pedagogue knows, people learn better when they are interested. But why is that so? And can this insight be utilized to guide children on their way (of thinking) through uncharted territory? Junior Professor of more ...