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Earth System Petrology is dedicated to understanding our planet’s dynamics and evolution by coupling magmatic, structural, topographic and climatic observations at the Earth’s surface with our growing knowledge of deep mantle and lithosphere processes.


Karina Beck (R), 2nd in Female Speed competition

Multi-talented ESP students!!

2018.10.04 | Talent development

Karina Beck is one of ESP's new MSc students, supervised by Gry Barfod and Charles Lesher. We congratulate Karina on her recent second place win in the Female Speed competition at the Red Bull Rubik's Cube World Championship in Boston!!

Greenland Fieldwork with ESP's Christian Tegner and Thomas Ulrich

2018.09.14 | Research

ESP's Christian Tegner and Thomas Ulrich conducted fieldwork in southwest Greenland in June this year. They investigated part of the Nunarsuit Igneous Complex, which is part of the Gardar province that hosts the Rare Earth Element (REE) and uranium occurrences at Kvanefield and Kringlerne (Ilimaussaq intrusion). Overall, the Gardar province is…

Standing on Melfell hyaloclastite.

ESP at Hekla volcano Iceland

2018.09.03 | Research

Members of the ESP team conducted fieldwork at Hekla volcano, Iceland between the 6th and 10th of August 2018. The aim was to study and sample lava flows from some of Hekla’s biggest eruption events in the years: 1766-68, 1845 and 1947-48. The fieldwork is related to Rikke Vestergaard’s MSc thesis project supervised by Dr. Gro B. M. Pedersen…

ESP welcomes new visiting scientist

2018.08.31 | Visit

Associate Prof. Jon Procter, extended stay at Aarhus University

Amazing drone footage of Greenland

2018.08.28 | Research

In August 2018, our Geoscience colleagues Mads F Knudsen, John D Jansen, and David L Egholm, completed fieldwork in the Sermilik Fjord region of south-east Greenland, with the aim of unraveling the long term evolution of the this amazingly glaciated landscape. They sampled rocks and sediments for cosmogenic nuclide analysis back at…

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