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Welcome to the High Pressure Group

The interior of the Earth is and was a highly dynamic environment with impact on the Earth's surface and atmosphere: Volcanic eruptions and the release of volatiles into the atmosphere, for example, have direct consequences for life on our planet.

The High Pressure Group is dedicated to study deep Earth processes experimentally by exposing sample material to relevant pressure, temperature and redox conditions. Investigating the distribution of elements between co-existing phases, such as e.g. liquids and solids in melting processes, allows conclusions to be drawn about the evolution of the Earth in the past, present and future. Complementary thermodynamic analysis of the systems of interest and/or observations obtained from field-work and natural samples is routinely employed in our group and contributes to the scientific broadness in our research.

Upcoming Events

22 February 2017, Colloquium

On estimating speciation and extinction rates

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23 February 2017, Seminar

GeoPetro seminar - Building the Archaean crust: A (south) African tale

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8 March 2017, Talk

Im Blätterwald - Evolution und globale Bedeutung eines wichtigen Pflanzenorgans

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15 March 2017, Colloquium

Of teeth and scales: developmental experiments in organs of skin

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16 March 2017, Seminar

GeoPetro seminar - Slow-moving and far-travelled dense pyroclastic flows during the Peach Spring super-eruption

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