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1st year

Winter semester

Advanced Metamorphic Petrology MG440P35 Shah Wali Faryad, Vít Peřestý

  • Chemistry of rock-forming minerals and their significance for interpreting PT evolution in metamorphic rocks.
  • Understanding and calculation of equilibrium conditions of minerals.

Rheology and deformation microstructures MG440P26 Petr Jeřábek

  • The course aims at understanding the mechanical behaviour of most common Earth materials exposed to various environmental conditions (e.g. pressure, temperature, stress, deformation rate).
  • Students will be able to interpret rock thin sections in terms of deformation conditions.

Advanced Structural Geology MG440P46 Ondrej Lexa

  • This course is focused on kinematic deformation analysis and the relation of deformation and forces. It covers concepts of progressive and finite deformation, stress and strain tensors and quantitative strain analysis.
  • Students will be able to use matrix calculus in structural geology and they will gain an adequate background in continuum mechanics for more advanced research.

Isotope Geochemistry - Geochronology MG440P23 Vojtěch Janoušek

  • This course presents the fundamentals of radiogenic isotope geochemistry and geochronology. It also includes principal analytical procedures.
  • Students will be able to understand the principles of geochronological methods based on radioactive decay as well as using radiogenic isotopes as petrogenetic tracers.

Data analysis in R and Python MG440P44 Vojtěch Janoušek, Ondrej Lexa

  • The course presents the basics of the R and Python programming languages and illustrates their usability and versatility for scientific calculations/graphics.
  • Students will be able to program simple R and Python scripts useful in the interpretation of data in various branches of Science.

Advanced reading course MG440C28A Alessandro Fabbrizio

  • Individual reading of scientific articles and subsequent explanation of the article’s content to the other students. Preparation of three powerpoint presentations for selected articles and their conference-style presentation. output: Students will develop and improve their understanding of scientific texts and presentation skills.

Seminar in Petrology and Structural Geology MG440S51A

  • Scientific presentations of invited international and Czech experts in the field of geodynamics, petrology, geochemistry and structural geology.

Diploma project I. MG400DP1A

  • Preparatory work for a diploma project to become familiar with the topic including literature recherche.

Summer semester

Igneous processes MG440P24 Vojtěch Janoušek, Václav Špillar

  • The course is focused on petrological and compositional variability of igneous rocks as well as petrogenetic processes playing role in their origin.
  • Students will be able to interpret petrology and whole-rock geochemistry of igneous rocks.

Geological Thermodynamics MG440P71 Alessandro Fabbrizio

  • The course provides an overview of thermodynamic relations and principles of phase diagrams applicable in mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, bearing geology or mineral physics.
  • Students will be able to use state equations of solids and fluids at high-temperature/high-pressure and to interpret multicomponent phase diagrams.

Numerical Modelling of Heat Transfer in Geology MG440P73 Ondrej Lexa

  • This course provides an overview of heat distribution and transfer in the lithosphere and focuses on numerical methods to solve steady-state and transient heat equation.
  • Students will be able to apply the physical principles of heat transfer, for different geological situations using appropriate numerical modelling techniques in Python programming language.

Dynamics of Magma Chambers MG440P70 Václav Špillar

  • The course presents the physicochemical background needed for an understanding of the internal dynamics of magma chambers, mainly for analyzing thermal, crystallization and mechanical processes active during magma chamber cooling.
  • Students will learn to use the software for crystallization, heat transport, and fluid dynamics simulations and strengthen their general skills for quantitative description of natural phenomena.

Advanced Microscopy MG440C64 Shah Wali Faryad, Petr Jeřábek

  • Minerals and their microstructures in specific rocks, mainly those formed under extreme P-T-D-X conditions + advanced techniques in the light microscopy (universal stage and CIP).
  • Understanding and interpreting mineral assemblages and their microstructures under the microscope.

Advanced Reading Course MG440C28B Alessandro Fabbrizio

  • Individual reading of scientific articles and subsequent explanation of the article’s content to the other students. Preparation of three powerpoint presentations for selected articles and their conference-style presentation.
  • Students will develop and improve their understanding of scientific texts and presentation skills.

Seminar in Petrology and Structural Geology MG440S51B

  • Scientific presentations of invited international and Czech experts in the field of geodynamics, petrology, geochemistry and structural geology.

Diploma project II. MG400DP1B

  • Additional reading for a diploma project and acquisition of the first own data.

Field Course on Synthesis of Petrological and Structural Observations MG440T30 Ondrej Lexa, Petr Jeřábek, Shah Wali Faryad

  • The course covers field synthesis of geological information coming from structural geology, petrology, geochemistry and sedimentology with the aim to reconstruct the evolution of various orogenic domains. output: Students will be able to match and evaluate data acquired by different disciplines.

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