The graduate school GEOSIM stands for research and education in the field of Explorative Simulation in Earth Sciences through the integration of methodological expertise from the areas of Earth and Mathematical Sciences. Simulation, in our concept, will take the role of an explorative tool dedicated to advancing our qualitative and quantitative understanding of Earth’s complex systems, many of which are insufficiently observed and understood and challenging our habitat.

GeoSim students at Gülpe, 01.04.2012. On the stairs, back row: Jana de Wiljes, Natalia Zamora, Linda Michalk, Olga Zakharova. On the stairs, front row: Nawinda Chutsagulprom, Verena Molina, Catherine Abon, Sanjay Singh Bora. In front of the stairs: Sebastian Reich (PI), Walter Acevedo, Christoph Glawe, Christian Molkenthin, Camilla Cattania, Elias Pipping, Lisa Schielicke, Ulrich Wilbrandt, Annette Müller, Matthias Munz, Nico Becker, Annabel Händel, Juliane Dannberg, Klaus Vormoor, Tobias Willenbockel, Elvira Mulyukova, Oystein Haug, Volker John (PI). Not on the picture: Antonia Oelke

Physical concepts of Earth systems will be developed from applied geoscience knowledge, through mathematical abstraction and the use of high-performance computing. Our groups have outstanding expertise in Earth observation and privileged access to relevant data, in numerical and physical simulation of Earth’s various systems, in the development of mathematical tools and physical concepts, and in high performance computing.

We aim to:

  • Train a new generation of up to 50 young scientists with qualifications in both Earth and Mathematical Sciences and simulation
  • Build a strong collaboration network between geoscience, mathematical and experimental simulation groups
  • Develop new solutions for understanding of complex Earth systems
  • Design new methodologies that enhance the versatility of simulation as a tool  for fundamental research

The trade marks of our graduate program are:

  • Co-supervision of every individual project/fellow by Mathematician(s) and an Earth Scientist(s)
  • 2 or more fellows from contrasting fields in each co-supervized project
  • balance between the methodological core and geo-application in each project
  • individual shaping of each fellow‘s curriculum

Project leaders offer basic and advanced courses as well as interdisciplinary summerschools. The fellows additionally participate in courses for developing soft skills. They will be responsible for the organization of regular seminar series, guest lectures and thematic workshops and benefit from a web-based education and communication platform.

GeoSim students statistics

last update: January 2018