Press Release 031/2014

Understanding Physical Processes of the Earth

74th Annual Meeting of the German Geophysical Society (DGG) from March 10 to 13, 2014 at KIT – Public Presentation on Volcano-magma Systems on March 12, 20 hrs
Eruption of theStromboli volcano, Italy. Professor Hans-Ulrich Schmincke wil speak about “Volcano-magma Systems” on March 12, 20 hrs (Photo: Dr. Thomas Forbriger).

Fracturing of the continents, imaging of the inner structure of the Earth, research into the mass distribution and mass transports of the system Earth, and geothermal energy will be among the central topics covered by the 74th Annual Meeting of the German Geophysical Society (DGG) from March 10 to March 13, 2014, on KIT Campus South. A public presentation on March 12 will present new findings on volcanos. Representatives of the media are cordially invited.



Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,800 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,300 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

or/lg, 05.03.2014


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