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Annual meeting 2016

on December 5th, 2016; 17.30 - 19.30 Uhr

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin / German Aerospace Center

Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum Adlershof
Rudower Chaussee 26
12489 Berlin


We cordially invite all scientists, students and colleagues from the Administration of the Geo.X partner institutions to participate in the Geo.X Annual Assembly 2016. Our hosts this year are the German Aerospace Centre DLR and the Humboldt University.

The Geo.X network is being funded for the next five years through the Helmholtz Association. We look forward to informing you about joint projects already underway as well as about plans for the future. Furthermore, newly appointed Professors at the partner institutions will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and their respective fields of research.

There will be a reception as well as an exhibition of the host institutions in the foyer afterwards where all participants will have the opportunity for discussions and exchange of ideas.

We kindly request you to register here for this event.


(Doors open at 17:00 hrs)

Christoph Schneider (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

05:30 p.m.
Words of welcome:
Peter Frensch (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and
Tilman Spohn (DLR)

05:50 p.m.
Geo.X – a partnership funded by the Helmholtz Association
Franziska Broer (Helmholtz Association)

06:00 p.m.
Future plans for Geo.X
Reinhard Hüttl (GFZ/Geo.X)

06:10 p.m.
Report of the Administrative Office
Hildegard Gödde (Geo.X)

06:25 p.m.
GeoDataScience: The first open call for applications for the Geo.X Research School
Emmanuel Müller (GFZ, HPI)

06:40 p.m.
Short presentation of Geo.X pilot projects

Renè Dommain (University of Potsdam):
"First time ancient DNA analysis of mountain gorillas: linking biotic response to past climatic variations, extensional tectonism andEarth-­surface processes in an African biodiversity hotspot"

David Loibl  (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin):
"MOdel- and Remote Sensing-based Analysis of glacier-related Natural Hazards in the Tien Shan mountains (MORSANAT)"

07:00 p.m.
5-minute presentations of the newly appointed Professors at the Geo.X partner institutions

Liane G. Benning (GFZ / Freie Universität Berlin), Professorship in “Interface Geochemistry”
Markus Rex (AWI) Professorship in "Atmospheric Physics"
Jean Braun (GFZ / Universität Potsdam), Professorship in „Earth Surface Modelling“
Anne Bernhardt (Freie Universität Berlin), Professorship in “Sedimentology-Exogene Geology“
Jens Wickert (GFZ / Technische Universität Berlin), Professor for “GNSS Remote Sensing, Navigation and Positioning”
Max Wilke (Universität Potsdam), Professor for Mineralogy
Guido Grosse (AWI / Universität Potsdam), Professor for Permafrost in the Earth System
Tomaz Fernandez-Steeger (Technische Universität Berlin), Professorship in engineering geology


Followed by

A reception with an exhibition and music