GSGS Kick‐off Meeting

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Date(s) - 04/07/2014
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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You are cordially invited to attend the Kick-off event of the Graduate School of Geosciences in the Geo/Bio-Hörsaal, Zülpicher Str. 49, Cologne on the 4th of July, 2014, from 13:00h.

This first annual GSGS Research Conference is open to doctoral students, professors, academic staff and 3rd and 4th term Master’s students of the Department of Geosciences.

There will be a barbeque afterwards. To help us plan the catering, please register by sending an email to by 27 June, 2014.

Posters will be presented by doctoral students who started between 1 January, 2013 and 30 March, 2014. If you missed the poster deadline, you can present your poster at the next GSGS Research Conference, which will be organised in the next winter term by a team of doctoral students themselves.

13:00    Prof. Axel Freimuth, Rector, University of Cologne: Welcome
13:05    Prof. Ansgar Büschges, Dean, Faculty of Mathematics & Natural Sciences: Welcome
13:10    Prof. Tibor Dunai, GSGS Spokesperson: Introduction
13:15    Friederike Stock, Human-environmental interactions in Ephesos, Western Turkey during the last 8 millennia
13:30    Fabrizio Musacchio, Polar lights on Ganymede, the largest moon in the solar system
13:45    Christian Nyhuis, Anoxic & deep? – Microfacies of Carboniferous black shales
14:00    Prof. Thomas Glade, Geomorphic Systems and Risk Research Unit, Univ. of Vienna
14:40    Poster session and coffee break
15:20    Prof. Nicole van Lipzig, KU Leuven: Antarctica under the clouds
16:00    Prof. David Hodell, Univ. of Cambridge: A tale of two civilisations and climate change
16:40    Poster session and drinks break
17:40    Poster awards ceremony
17:50    Informal get-together over drinks and BBQ  (+ screen for viewing another Kick-off)

Please note that we will have an official photographer, Patrick Fouad, documenting this event. Kindly let Mr Fouad know, if you do not want to be in any close-up pictures that might be used for GSGS information material or the future website.

We look forward to seeing you on the 4th of July.

On behalf of the GSGS Steering Committee,

Karin Boessenkool

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