Press releases / Media coverage


Computer simulations of the geosciences solve conundrum of vortex structures in multi-layer metall (JGU, 27.11.2017)

Donald Dingwell receives GFK-Fellowship (JGU, 22.05.2017)

Cornelis Passchier receives Stephan-Mueller-Medal 2017 of the EGU (JGU, 26.04.2017)

Stalagmits provide palaeoclimate data (JGU, 02.02.2017)



Limestone deposits in Patara-aquaeduct provide clues about climate at Nero´s time (JGU, 29.07.2016)

Feodor Lynen Research stipend from Humboldt Foundation for Thomas Tütken (JGU, 06.07.2016)

ERC Proof of Concept Grant for Boris Kaus (JGU, 10.05.2016)

ERC Consolidator Grant 'Vertebrate Herbivory' for Thomas Tütken (JGU, 10.02.2016)

EU-Funding for PhD positions in Geophysics (JGU, 02.02.2016) 

Dinosaur eggs: Body temperature determinations (Campus TV JGU, 23.01.2016)



Blueschists are not an indication for plate tectonics (JGU, 14.12.2015)

Denis Scholz receives Heisenberg-Professorship from DFG (JGU, 05.11.2015)

Dinosaur body temperatures: a chemical thermometer in eggshells (JGU, 14.10.2015)

The cave of the lion: Speleothem research in the Zoolithen Cave (Fernsehbeitrag BR, 20.07.2015)

"Osterhasen-Amethyst" from university collection in exposition in Bremen (JGU, 29.06.2015)

Expansion of anatomical modern humans via the Levante to Europe (JGU, 18.06.2015)

60 years Institute for Gem-Research in Idar-Oberstein (JGU, 05.05.2015)

Ancient roman aqueducts could spill climate secrets (EOS, 19.03.2015)

Research project on platetectonics awarded as excellence project (JGU, 18.02.2015)

A bite of knowledge - Research on teeth (Süddeutsche Zeitung, 02.02.2015)



Archaean continental crust was instable and droped into the mantle (JGU, 18.12.2013)

Model calculation of the dynamic from the Greenland ice must be expanded (JGU, 28.08.2013)

Palaeontological University Collection: Mollusks tell climate tales (JGU, 04.02.2013)



Mineralogical University Collection: Minerals never die (JGU, 26.06.2012)


Institute colloquium


Donnerstag 02.06.2016, 15.00 Uhr

Room: Senatsaal, NatFak 7th floor

Presenter: Professor Taras Gerya (ETH Zurich)

Title: Plume-lid tectonics and subduction initiation in the Early Earth


Monday 23.05.2016, 11.15

Room: N25

Presenter: Christoph Füllenbach (University of Mainz, Institute for Geosciences, AG Palaeontology)

Title: Sr/Ca ratios of aragonitic bivalve shells as proxy for water temperature