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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.


Congratulations Pernille!

2016.05.03 | People

ESP's latest MSc graduate.

Ole Skursh
Hannah Bobrowski

New Ph.D. Students

2016.04.27 | People

We are pleased to introduce our two newest PhD students Ole Skursch and Hannah Bobrowski.

Christian Tegner will teach at NordVulk Summer School 2016

2016.04.01 | Education news

June 12 - 20, 2016 Keilir, Reykjanesbær, Iceland

M4 Tornado micro-XRF

Our new Micro-XRF is here!

2016.03.02 | Research news

X-ray fluorescence (XRF) is the emission of or fluorescent X-rays from a material that has been excited by bombarding with it X-rays. We can use the new micro-XRF to examine the structure and composition of specimens, including the distribution of elements, the identification and analysis of single grains and the execution of line scans. We can…

The Nu Plasma II MC-ICPMS is here!

2016.01.12 | News from the management

We are excited to share the news that the Nu Plasma II multicollector - inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (MC-ICPMS) has arrived safely in our new lab facilities. The MC-ICPMS will be used to measure isotopic ratios in geological, cosmological and archaeological samples. How will it work? MC-ICP mass spectrometers ionize a liquid or…

Godt Nytår

2016.01.04 | News from the management

From your friends and colleagues at the Centre of Earth System Petrology (ESP) - Geoscience - Aarhus University

Niklas Stausberg

ESP's Niklas Stausberg wins MSA’s Grant for Student Research In Mineralogy And Petrology

2015.12.10 | Awards

Determination of Fe isotope fractionation factors between immiscible silicate melts under controlled laboratory conditions

Ole Skursch - Final Examination for Masters Degree

2015.12.10 | MSc Defence

Ole will present and defend his master's work on rocks from the Bushveld Complex in South Africa. His thesis is titled "Petrologiske og geokemiske undersøgelser af overgangen mellem mafiske og felsiske bjergarter i Bushveldkomplekset, Sydafrika" / "Petrological and Geochemical Investigations of the Transition from Mafic to Felsic Rocks in the…

ESP is going to AGU!

2015.12.08 | Conference

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) will hold its 48th Fall Meeting from December 14th to December 18th. The meeting’s sessions will take place at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. More than 23,000 people attend the AGU Fall Meeting, making it the world’s largest Earth and space science meeting. Charles Lesher, Derek Schutt,…

Simon Thaarup successfully defends MSc.

2015.12.01 | Talent development

Congratulations Simon! Simon defended his MSc thesis 'Petrology of the Central Series Dunitic Cumulates of the Reinfjord Ultramafic Complex, Finnmark, Norway: Implications for the Formation of Ni-Cu-PGE Deposits' on Monday November 30th. Simon was supervised by Thomas Ulrich and Christian Tegner. His project was conducted in collaboration with…

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Niklas Stausberg receives Mineralogical Society of America's Grant for Student Research in Mineralogy and Petrology.

Petersen K.D. and Buck, W.R. (2015) The Downs and Ups of Mountain Building

Earth Institute, Columbia University

Lindstrom et al. (2015) Intense and widespread seismicity during the end-Triassic mass extinction due to emplacement of a large igneous province. Geology

Jyllands Posten


Coverage of Forskningens Døgn on YouTube

Thy et al. (2015) Anthropogenic origin of siliceous scoria droplets from Pleistocene and Holocene archaeological sites in northern Syria. Journal of Archaeological Science 

Videnskab  Daily Mail Science Daily UC Davis Science 2.0 CBS News  Science Nordic

Brown and Lesher (2014) North Atlantic magmatism controlled by temperature, mantle composition and buoyancy. Nature Geoscience

Aarhus University UC Davis Tech Times

Eerkins et al. (2014) Tracing the mobility of individuals using stable isotope signatures in biological tissues: "locals" and "non-locals" in an ancient case of violent death from Central California. Journal of Archaeological Science

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