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Summer term 2018/19

Wednesday March 13, 2019

Dr. Ameha Atnafu Muluneh

School of Earth Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

  • Strong faults in magma dominated Main Ethiopian Rift

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Prof. Rainer Abart

Department of Lithospheric Research, University of Vienna, Austria

  • Reading petrogenetic history from the resorption of garnet in a mafic granulite; Gföhl unit, Lower Austria

Wednesday March 27, 2019

Dr. Fabio Arzilli

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Manchester

  • A new vision of kinetic processes in geosciences: 3D and in situ 4D X-ray microtomography

Wednesday April 10, 2019

Dr. Simon Couzinié

École Nationale Supérieure de Géologie, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy

  • Orogenic mantle dynamics encapsulated within the mafic igneous record, a case study from the Variscan Massif Central, France

Wednesday April 17, 2019

Misha Bystricky

IRAP, UPS, Université de Toulouse

  • Rheology of the upper mantle - deforming polyphase rocks at very high pressure and temperature

Tuesday May 7, 2019 - exceptionally 1:30 PM

Hugues Raimbourg

Institut des Sciences de la Terre d'Orleans - UMR 7327, Universite d'Orleans

  • Fluids and deformation at seismogenic depths in subduction zones: insights from the Shimanto Belt (Japan) and the Alps

Winter term 2018/19

Wednesday October 17, 2018

Dr. Martin Schöpfer

Universität Wien, Wien, Austria

  • Mechanical and geometric controls on the structural evolution of pit crater and caldera subsidence

Wednesday October 31, 2018

Dr. Rüdiger Kilian

University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

  • Quartz deformation microstructures and textures - new insights on old paradigms

Wednesday November 14, 2018

Prof. Claudio Rosenberg

Sorbonne Université, Paris, France

  • Relating orogen width to shortening, erosion, and exhumation during Alpine collision

Wednesday November 28, 2018

Prof. Toru Takeshita

Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

  • Development of the Median Tectonic Line (MTL) fault zone in relation to exhumation of the high-P/T type Sambagawa metamorphic rocks: the processes of strain localization

Summer term 2017/18

Wednesday March 7, 2018

Prof. Luca Caricchi

Department of Earth Sciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland

  • Fractionation and ascent of magma in the Earth’s crust

Monday March 12, 2018

Prof. Philippe Agard

University Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris VI-CNRS, ISTeP - UMR 7193, France

  • From field to models: mechanical coupling along the subduction interface
This lectures will be given at 2 p.m. in Mineralogy lecture room

Wednesday April 11, 2018

Dr. Petra Štěpančíková

Department of Neotectonics and Thermochronology, IRSM ASCR, Prague

  • Late Quaternary tectonic activity in Bohemian Massif: two comparative studies of paleoseismic trenching survey on the Sudetic Marginal Fault and on the Mariánské Lázně Fault

Wednesday April 25, 2018

Dr. Pavel Pitra

Université de Rennes, Géosciences Rennes, France

  • Variscan metamorphic evolution of the eastern Pyrenees (Canigou, Cap de Creus)

Wednesday May 9, 2018

Dr. Zoltán Pécskay

MTA Institute of Nuclear Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

  • Fundamentals of noble gas geochronology: theory, practice and complications

Winter term 2017/18

Wednesday October 25, 2017

Prof. Lutz Nasdala

Department of Mineralogy and Crystallography, University of Vienna, Austria

  • Natural radiation damage in minerals: What can we learn?

Wednesday November 15, 2017

Dr. Lars Hansen

Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

  • When rocks push back: Residual stresses in mantle rocks and their role in geodynamics

Wednesday November 29, 2017

Dr. Rastislav Vojtko

Department of Geology and Paleontology, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia

  • Low-temperature constraints on the Alpine thermal evolution of the Western Carpathian basement rock complexes

Wednesday December 13, 2017

Dr. Prof. Fritz Finger

Department of Materials Engineering and Physics, University of Salzburg, Austria

  • U-Th-Pb geochronometry on the submicron scale and possible geological applications

Winter term 2016/17

Wednesday February 22, 2017

Prof. Rainer Abart

Department of Lithospheric Research, University of Vienna, Austria

  • Diffusion of Alkali cations in alkali feldspar: sounds simple is complicated

Wednesday March 22, 2017

Prof. Gianreto Manatschal

IPGS_EOST, Université de Strasbourg, France

  • Formation and reactivation of rifted margins and development of mountain belts: the example of the Alpine-Pyrenean system in Western Europe

Wednesday April 19, 2017

Dr. Annika Szameitat

Institute for Rock Structure and Mechanics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

  • Investigating orogenic exhumation with thermochronology – an example from the Canadian Columbia and Rocky Mountains

Wednesday May 3, 2017

Prof. Kamil Ustaszewski

Institute of Earth Sciences, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany

  • The Adria-Problem: a tectonic 4D-puzzle approached from the Balkan

Wednesday May 17, 2017

Dr. Alessandro Fabbrizio

Institute of Petrology and Structural Geology, Charles University, Prague

  • Evidences of the geological and geomorphological effects caused by the Central Italy earthquakes in the area of Monti Sibillini

Winter term 2016/17

Wednesday October 12, 2016

Dr. Alessandro Fabrizzio

Institute of Petrology and Structural Geology, Charles University, Prague

  • Experimental determination of igneous minerals/silicate liquids Ra distribution coefficients, re-examination of 226Ra-230Th disequilibria and 226Ra/Ba-230Th/Ba isochrones

Wednesday October 26, 2016

Prof. Jiří Konopásek

Department of Geosciences, University of Tromsø, Norway

  • Kaoko-Gariep-Dom Feliciano orogen (Namibia, Uruguay and Brazil) – an example of inverted post-Rodinian rift basin?

Wednesday November 9, 2016

Dr. Stanislaw Mazur - Czech Tectonic Group event

Getech Group plc, Leeds, UK and Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków, PL

  • Is the Teisseyre-Tornquist Zone a Palaeozoic plate boundary of Baltica?

Wednesday November 23, 2016

Prof. Urs Schaltegger

Department of Earth Sciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland

  • High-precision U-Pb geochronology - the state of the art, its limits and some applications

Wednesday December 7, 2016

Dr. Robert Anczkiewicz

Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków, Poland

  • Origin of inverted regional metamorphism during continental collision: Sikkim Himalaya, India

Summer term 2015/16

Wednesday February 24, 2016


Department of Lithospheric Research, University of Vienna, Austria

  • Enhanced diffusion due to dislocations in a plastic crack wake: inclusion re‑equilibration at healed fractures in garnet

Wednesday March 9, 2016

Dr. Marian JANÁK, DrSc

Department of Lithosphere and Geodynamic Processes, Earth Science Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovak Republic

  • UHP metamorphism of allochthonous units in the Scandinavian Caledonides

Wednesday March 23, 2016

Prof. Gernold ZULAUF

Institute of Geosciences, University of Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Thermal Turnover, lower crustal flow and melt-related faulting: The Bohemian Massif in Carboniferous times

Wednesday April 6, 2016


Department of Earth Sciences, Carleton Univertsity, Canada

  • Toward a quantitative understanding of metamorphic garnet crystallization

Wednesday April 13, 2016

Dr. Jiří SLÁMA

Institute of Geology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

  • Detrital zircon provenance, a  powerful tool of geology - pros, cons and challenges

Wednesday May 4, 2016

Dr. Ralf MILKE

Institute of Geological Sciences, Freie University, Berlin, Germany

  • How dry is dry? How wet is wet? - Mobility and interaction at grain boundaries

Winter term 2015/16

Wednesday October 7, 2015

Dr. Yingde JIANG

Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Science, China

  • Detrital provenance, thermal-tectonic evolution and granitoid petrogenesis of the Altai orogenic belt, central Asia

Wednesday November 4, 2015

Prof. Milan NOVÁK

Department of Geological Sciences, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

  • Precise crystal chemistry of minerals as an essential basis for petrological, geochemical and isotopic studies: examples from tourmaline-supergroup

Wednesday November 18, 2015

Prof. Simon CUTHBERT

School of Science and Sport, University of the West Scotland, United Kingdom

  • Subduction and eduction of a continental margin: The Scandinavian Caledonides

Wednesday December 2, 2015

Prof. Dr. Rainer ABART

Department of Lithospheric Research, University of Vienna, Austria

  • Corona microstructures: process monitors for high grade metamorphism

Summer term 2014/15

Wednesday March 11, 2015

Dr. Juergen KONZETT

Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography, Faculty of Geo- and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Innsbruck, Austria

  • Transport and storage of phosphorus and chlorine in the Earth’s upper mantle – the role of Ca-phosphates and silicates: an experimental study to 19 GPa

Wednesday March 25, 2015

Dr. Richard WIRTH

German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany

  • Nano-inclusions in diamond as indicators for diamond genesis

Wednesday April 8, 2015

Dr. Luiz F. G. MORALES

German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany

  • A three-dimensional microstructural and seismic properties study of an olivine-antigorite serpentinite

Wednesday April 29, 2015

Dr. Pavel PITRA

Geosciences Rennes, Université de Rennes 1, France

  • Metamorphic analysis of blueschist facies rocks - examples from Groix, Galicia and Syros

Wednesday May 6, 2015

Prof. Theodoros NTAFLOS

Department of Lithospheric Research, University of Vienna, Austria

  • The puzzle of the Lithopsheric Mantle underneath Patagonia: a geochemical-petrological approach

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