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Sara Vulpius received the 2021 (vOSPP) Award at the EGU conference

This study focusses on simulating the influence of fractional crystallization on the solubility and the release of H2O and CO2 from magma bodies within the lithosphere. ...

Aug 06, 2021

TRR 170 Second Funding Periode (2020-23)

The TRR 170 " Late Accretion onto Terrestrial Planets " was awarded a DFG grant of about 9 Mio €  for its second funding period (2020-2023). TRR 170 projects continue to study how terrestrial planets are formed. Current spokesperson is Thorsten Kleine at the Institut für Planetologie, University of Münster (WWU). Other projects are located at  Freie Universität Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, and the German Aerospace Center. 

Aug 06, 2020

A new science movie made in Potsdam at the GFZ

Last week, the premiere of a science movie made in Potsdam took place at the German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ in Potsdam. The movie shows how not only geological forces shape Earth's surface, but also biological processes. These two fundamentally different influences are being explored along the Chilean coastal mountains...

Oct 31, 2019

Houston, the eagle has landed.

50 years ago, the Apollo 11 mission brought the first humans to the Moon.  Today, TRR 170 geologists work on those lunar rock samples  that were brought back to provide new insights into the origin of Moon and Earth. Read more here

Jun 13, 2019

SFB-TRR 170 and NASA's InSight Mission

On November 26, 2018, NASA has successfully deployed the InSight (short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) lander on Mars. ...

Nov 26, 2018

Earth’s oldest rocks, 2nd Edition, co-edited by Elis Hoffmann

A new book on Earth’s oldest rocks, 2nd Edition, co-edited by Elis Hoffmann in collaboration with Martin van Kranendonk at University of New South Wales and Vickie Bennett at ANU.

Oct 12, 2018

Erde an Exoplanet: Ist da jemand?

Gibt es Leben auf fernen Planeten? Kaum eine Frage fasziniert die Menschheit sowie diese.

Oct 09, 2018

Press Release on Nature Astronomy publication

The magnetic field of a low-mass star can lead to magma oceans and strong volcanic activity on closely orbiting rocky planets due to induction heating - this has been shown in a new study published in Nature Astronomy, co-authored by Prof. Lena Noack from the geochemistry group at FU Berlin.

Oct 23, 2017