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Niels Bohr Professorship

Funded by Danish National Research Foundation

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.


Earth System Petrology Special Seminar by Troels Nielsen

27.11.2019 | Arrangement

Bulk liquid for Skaergaard intrusion and its PGE-Au mineralisation: composition, correlation, liquid line of descent, and timing of sulphide saturation and silicate immiscibility.

ESP student Ole Skursch PhD defence

23.10.2019 | Talentudvikling

Granites – how do they form and how long does it take?

Dr. Thomas Haldari will visit ESP

01.10.2019 | Forskning

Christian Tegner will host Thomas Hadlari, research scientist at the Geological Survey of Canada. Dr. Haldari has spent almost 20 years doing fieldwork in Arctic Canada. While in Aarhus, Haldari will present his recent work newly describing volcanic ash beds in the Sverdrup Basin of the Canadian High Arctic, with reference to preliminary ages and…

Prof Andrea Marzoli visits ESP

01.10.2019 | Forskning

Prof. Andrea Marzoli from the University of Padova is visiting Aarhus to work with host Christian Tegner. During his stay Prof.Marzoli will measure strontium isotopes in plagioclase megacrysts and will present his recent work on volatile elements in Large Igneous Province basalts at the Triassic-Jurassic boundary.

Kandidateksamen for ESP's Kjartan Björgvin Kristjánsson

30.09.2019 | Institut for Geoscience

Geochemical and petrologic implications of lithologic heterogeneity in the North Atlantic mantle source.

Kandidateksamen for ESP's Karina Grandjean Beck

27.09.2019 | Institut for Geoscience

What do mantle xenoliths tell us about the subcontinental lithosphere?

Gry Barfod's geologists in training!

16.09.2019 | Institut for Geoscience

Geoscience addresses all issues relating to Earth Systems, including the solid Earth, oceans, and atmosphere. Geoscientists explore the natural world from the core of the Earth to the outer reaches of space. Moreover, our studies of the Earth provide information for society to use in solving problems. For example, we can help establish…

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

Multi-talented ESP students!!

04.10.2018 | Talentudvikling

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

14.09.2018 | Forskning

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

03.09.2018 | Forskning

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…

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Recent publications

  • Hagen-Peter, G., Tegner, C., Lesher, C.E. (2019). Strontium isotope systematics for plagioclase of the Skaergaard intrusion (East Greenland): A window to crustal assimilation, differentiation, and magma dynamics. Geology. Doi:10.1130/G45639.1 
  • Soprani, S.; Christensen, L.; Alm, O.; Petersen, K.D.Ulrich, T.; Engelbrecht, K. (2019) Design and testing of a horizontal rock bed for high temperature thermal energy storage. Applied Energy 251 1 October 2019, 113345 DOI : doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.113345
  • Tegner, C., Andersen, T.B., Kjøll, H.J., Brown, E.L., Hagen-Peter, G., Corfu, F., Planke, S., and Torsvik, T.H. (2019). A mantle plume origin for the Scandinavian Dyke Complex: a “piercing point” for 615 Ma plate reconstruction of Baltica? Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems doi:10.1029/2018GC007941
  • Thomsen, E., Andreasen, R. (2019) Agricultural lime disturbs natural strontium isotope variations: implications for provenance and migration studies. Science Advances 13 Mar 2019: 5 (3) eaav8083 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aav8083
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