University of Leipzig – Institute for Geophysics and Geology

At the Institute for Geophysics and Geology at the University of Leipzig two working groups have their focus in carbonate petrography (Brachert) and clay mineralogy (Ehrmann).

Currently the following research topics are covered in Leipzig

Analytical equipment in the field of sedimentary geology

  • Mass spectrometer (IRMS, stable O and C isotopes)
  • X-ray laboratory (X-ray diffraction, densitometry)
  • Grain size analyses (sieving, Atterberg, laser particle analyser)
  • Microscopy
  • Geochemical laboratory (element analyser)
  • General sedimentological laboratory (saw, thin sectioning, ovens, cool storage room for sediment cores etc.)

 Regional focus of sedimentary geology research Eastern Mediterranean region, Antarctica, Carribean, tropical Ino-PacificStudy offerM.Sc. “Geowissenschaften: Umweltdynamik und Georisiken“Special education programme for BSc students of other disciplines ServiceMass spectometry, XRD


Prof. Dr. Thomas Brachert
Prof. Dr. Werner Ehrmann        
Institut für Geophysik und Geologie    
Universität Leipzig,        

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