Geological Institute

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Research and teaching focus on a better understanding of important processes on the earth's surface and in the lithosphere. Thereby, field observations are combined with experiments, modelling, and theory.

Research Groups and Professors

The Institute is structured into seven principal groups each headed by a professorial chair.


Prof. Dr. Timothy Eglinton

Earth Surface Dynamics

Prof. Dr. Sean Willet

Engineering Geology

Prof. Dr. Simon Löw

Climate Dynamics

Prof. Dr. Tapio Schneider

Structural Geology and Tectonics

Prof. Dr. Jean-Pierre Burg
Prof. Dr. Neil Mancktelow

Climate Geology

Prof. Dr. Stefano Bernasconi
Prof. Dr. Helmut Weissert
Prof. Dr. Gerald Haug

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