• 13.11.2020 | Teaching award for Michael Meyer
    Michael Meyer from our institute together with Bastian Joachim-Mrosko from the Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography received an award for outstanding teaching at our University.
  • 5.11.2020 | New FWF project funded
    The FWF recently funded a joint Austrian-Hungarian research initiative to examine the formation process of so-called cryogenic cave carbonates, which have been gaining increasing attention as robust indicators of palaeo-permafrost conditions in the subsurface.
  • 29.10.2020 | New article
    A new publication involving alpine cave deposits explores the synchroneity of hydroclimate change between the Northern Hemisphere westerlies, the African and the South American monsoon.
  • 16.10.2020 | New article
    A recent study involving Christoph Spötl shed new light on the causes of wide-spread extinctions on Madagascar and the Mascarene islands
  • 2.10.2020 | New postdoc
    We welcome Yin Lu as new Postdoc in our institute
  • 28.9.2020 | Awards for Christoph Spötl and Gabriella Koltai
    Christoph Spötl received this year's Tiroler Landespreis für Wissenschaft and Gabriella Koltai was the recipient of the Förderpreis.
  • 24.9.2020 | Geology workshop for kids
    In a joint initiative of members of both earth science institutes school kids were given hands-on insights into the exciting world of rocks, minerals and fossils.
  • 10.9.2020 | New article
    A new lake palaeoseismology review paper
  • 8.9.2020 | New article
    A new study published in PNAS allows to trace to onset and spread of the most recent cold event in Earth history, the Younger Dryas (12,900-11,700 years ago), using a set of extremely well dated stalagmites.
  • 4.9.2020 | PhD thesis defense
    Tobias Schwestermann successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled: Event deposits archived in the geologic record of the hadal Japan Trench.
  • 10.8.2020 | New article
    A new study opens the door towards a significantly improved thermometer based on marine and terrestrial carbonates.
  • 6.7.2020 | New article
    A recent study involving Christoph Spötl addressed the role of climate change in the extinction of the Neanderthals
  • 28.5.2020 | Meitner grant awarded to Kathrin Faßmer
    Kathrin Faßmer received an FWF Lise Meitner grant to study the duration of intracontinental subduction.
  • 13.3.2020 | New article
    Christoph Spötl co-authored a recent study shedding light onto the long-standing question of ice age cycles
  • 3.2.2020 | Student field trip to Taiwan
    Steven Huang currently leads an 11-day geological fieldtrip of our students in Taiwan
  • 3.2.2020 | New PhD student
    Anika Donner has joined our department as a new PhD student.
  • 17.2.2020 | Two new TWF awards
    Gabriella Koltai and Patrick Oswald are among this year's recipients of grants by the Tiroler Wissenschaftsfonds



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