Göttingen University – Geoscience Center, Department of Sedimentology and Environmental Geology

Currently the following research topics are covered in Göttingend:

  • Clastic sedimentology
  • Quaternary geology
  • Petrography and geochemistry of sedimentary rocks
  • Geo- and thermochronology (U-Pb, FT, [U-Th]/He)
  • Organic petrology and basin analysis
  • Regional geology

Analytical equipment in the field of sedimentary geology:

  • X‘Pert MPD X-ray diffraktometer
  • Agilent 5100 VDV ICP-OES
  • Picotrace DAS 32 total acid digestion system
  • ThermoScientific Element 2 and iCAP-Q ICP-MS with laser ablation system (with Dept. Geochemistry)
  • Axioplan 2 imaging (ZEISS) light microscope with camera, binocular microscopes
  • Computer-Controlled Fission Track Microscope System
  • Horiba XploRa Plus Raman spectrometer
  • Laser Particle Sizer (Type LS13320, Fa. Beckman & Coulter)
  • full equipped mineral separation laboratory

Regional focus of sedimentary geology research
Central, North and South Europe, South America, Africa, China, India, Western Asia
Study offer
B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Geosciences
Grain size analysis (Sieving, Atterberg, LPS), Bulk-rock major and trace element analyses, Mineral phase analysis (XRD, Raman), Single-grain U-Pb geochronology, Fission track analysis, (U-Th)/He thermochronology

Prof. Dr. Hilmar von Eynatten       
Abteilung für Sedimentologie und Umweltgeologie
Geowissenschaftliches Zentrum
Universität Göttingen

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