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Scientific program

The conference program comprises a range of themes, each of which will host several sessions (oral and poster) with keynote lectures, as well as plenary lectures, workshops, and field trips.

Scientific Themes

  • Dynamic Earth – from the interior to the surface
  • Magmatic and metamorphic systems
  • Geosphere-biosphere-interactions
  • Solid-liquid-interface reactions
  • Earth history and global change
  • Early Earth and evolution of planets
  • Sedimentary systems
  • Energy, materials, resources
  • Archaeometry and outreach
  • Open session

Plenary lectures

Prof. Dr. Helmut Cölfen (University of Konstanz)Nanoscience / Crystallization
Prof. Dr. Todd Ehlers (University of Tübingen)Neotectonics
Prof. Dr. Sean Gulick (University of Texas, USA)Hazards / Impact
Prof. Dr. Susan Humphris (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA)Seafloor processes
Prof. Dr. Martin van Kranendonk (University of Sydney, Australia)
(sponsored by DFG SPP-1833)
Pilbara / Early life


Tropical coral archives – Reconstructions of climate and environment beyond the
instrumental record at society-relevant timescales
Thomas Felis (MARUM, University of Bremen), Miriam Pfeiffer (RWTH Aachen University), Jens Zinke (FU Berlin)
One day: Sept 28

Introduction to thermodynamic modeling with Theriak-Domino software.
Erik Duesterhoeft (University of Kiel) & Romain Bousquet (University of Kiel)
One day: Sept 24