thank you all for your participation in the Meeting
in Frankfurt. It has been interesting to see first results and how
the collaboration between different disciplines are starting to
come to fruition. Below you will find an overview of some
You can find the meeting summary under this link, containing all the information
on the program, upcoming events, keynotes and steering committee
All meeting presentations have been uploaded onto
our member area. If you do not have
access yet, please write a mail to Emanuel Kästle (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you
do not want your presentation to be published in the member area,
please let me know.
Summaries of results
Please send us a 1/2-page summary of the (envisaged)
results of your current project, ideally focusing on the questions
"what have we learned about mountainbuilding processes?". Please
send us your reports no later than the 14th of December.
Proposals for the 2nd period
Please send us a 1/2-page (preliminary) proposal for
your planned research project for the 2nd funding period by December
14th. We need this to come up with a call for the next
Gender equality funds
There is a special fund as part of the SPP dedicated
to gender equality measures. Female researchers can get financial
support for workshops on management, mentoring programs,
networking events, etc. Parents can also apply for these funds if
they need for example child care outside the usual opening hours
of nursery schools/kindergartens (evenings, weekends, holidays,
...) or in order to install a home office. Even additional
personal can be employed that helps parents with their
professional work routine. More information from the DFG can be
found here (in German only). Do not
hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
We invite all participants to form research groups
and get together in smaller sub groups. There is a fund within the
SPP dedicated exclusively to this aim.
Workshop: Modeling the Alps
Boris Kaus and Georg Reuber from the University of
Mainz invite all interested 4DMB members (students, postdocs, PIs)
to a 3-day introduction into geodynamic modeling. No previous
knowledge needed. More information can be found by clicking this link and in the attached flyer.
Workshop: The Alps for Non-Geologists
On the 31st of January and 1st of February, there
will be the next SPP short course entitled "Geology for
Non-Geologists". We will have a series of presentations from
Expert-Geologists on the Alps and adjacent orogens that are
aimed for participants from all kinds of geoscientific
disciplines. A detailed program will follow soon. You can
already pre-register using this link.
The PhD/PostDoc group photos can be found here.
Emanuel, Mark and Michael
Dr. Emanuel D. Kästle
Freie Universität Berlin
Institute of Geological Sciences
Phone +49 - 30 - 838 64746