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Profile Institute of Geology

Modern Earth Sciences involve the quantification of processes that control and continuously shape the Earth and play an important role in addressing topics such as natural resources, geohazards, and global climate change.

The Institute of Geology is an institute of the Faculty of Natural Sciences. With its three working groups, it forms a pillar of GeoLocation Hannover, in strong connection to other geoscientific institutes of Leibniz University and institutions of the region.

Modern Earth Sciences involve the quantification of processes that control and continuously shape the Earth and play an important role in addressing topics such as natural resources, geohazards, and global climate change.

The Institute of Geology is an institute of the Faculty of Natural Sciences. With its three working groups, it forms a pillar of GeoLocation Hannover, in strong connection to other geoscientific institutes of Leibniz University and institutions of the region.

INFRASTRUCTURE

For both research and teaching, field work is essential. Collected samples are prepared and analysed in our laboratories. The data help to reconstruct the deformation history of the Earth's crust. the evolution of landscapes as well as palaeo-environments and contribute to investagations in the field of natural ressources, geohazard and climatic changes in the Earth's history.

Laboratories

  • Stable isotope lab
  • ThermoScientific Delta V Advantage isotope ratio spectrometer
  • Gas Bench II for C & O isotope analysis of carbonates
  • ThermoScientific TC/EA coupled to COSTECH autosampler
  • Olympus BX 53 light microscope, XC 50 digital camera, X-cite series 120Q fluorescence
  • Merchantek (New Wave) Mikromill
  • Sample preparation for apatite and zircon fission track and (U-Th)/He analyses
  • Microscope for apatite and zircon fission track analyses
  • Cosmogenic nuclide lab

Software

Petroleum Experts (Petex) Limited has donated software licences to the Institute of Geology.
We thank Petex for this generous donation!

GEOLOCATION HANNOVER