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PhD defense, Friday, September 18, 2020. Alexandra Fogtmann-Schulz.

On Friday 18 September, Alexandra Fogtmann-Schulz will defend her PhD thesis, which is about a greater understanding of the Sun's activity through carbon-14 analysis of tree rings.

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Friday 18 September 2020,  at 12:00 - 16:00
[Translate to English:] Alexandra Fogtmann-Schulz

      The PhD thesis entitled “Studies of Cosmic-Ray Events and Grand Solar Minima using radiocarbon in tree rings” examines what the amount of carbon-14 stored in tree rings can tell about the Sun's magnetic field in the past. You can read more about the dissertation here.    


Contact information: Alexandra Fogtmann-Schulz, e-mail: alfosc@geo.au.dk, tel.: +45 2896 5100
Members of the assessment committee:
Professor Ilya Usoskin, Space climate research unit, University of Oulu, Finland
Assistant Professor Michael Dee, Centre for Isotope Research, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Associate Professor Stéphane Bodin (chair), Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, Denmark
Main supervisor:
Associate Professor Mads Faurschou Knudsen, Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, Denmark
Associate Professor Jesper Olsen, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark
Associate Professor Christoffer Karoff, Department of Geoscience and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark
Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.

Due to the coronavirus situation, the PhD thesis will not be available for reading at the offices of the PhD administration. Instead, interested parties may send an e-mail to gradschool.nat@au.dk to receive a digital copy of the PhD thesis. Please note, it may in certain cases be necessary to make an individual arrangement to read the PhD thesis.