Department of Lithospheric Research

The Department of Lithospheric Research deals with all aspects of the geological investigation of Earth's lithosphere. Main fields of interest are the petrological, geochemical and geochronological characterisation of plutonic, ophiolitic, and metamorphic rock units of the continental and oceanic crust, respectively. Our investigations are thereby focused on the Alpine orogeny. Other topics of interest are the investigation of geochemical and metasomatic processes in the upper sub-continental mantle in South America and Siberia, the investigation of meteorite impacts on Earth and their influence on the environment, the investigation of meteorites, and the archaeometrical characterisation of artefacts.

 News

16.02.2024
 

Die Austria Presse Agentur gestaltete anlässlich des 65. Geburtstags von Christian Köberl ein Porträt des Kosmochemikers an der Universität Wien.

Lithosphere
10.02.2024
 

Article in "National Geographic" on the "Snowball Earth" study of Minmin Fu (Yale) with participation of Christian Köberl.

Lithosphere
10.02.2024
 

New article in Science Advances with participation of Christian Köberl: Impact winter following an asteroid impact could have led to global...

Lithosphere, Research (EN), Forschung (DE)
01.11.2023
 

Since he was a kid, Mark Boslough was faszinated by the dynamic night sky, especially also by impacts and airburst physics. To understand these...

Visiting (EN), Zu Gast (DE), Forschung (DE), Research (EN), Lithosphere, International (DE), International (EN), Public, Studium (DE), Study (EN)
21.09.2023
 

Lidia Pittarello habilitated at the University of Vienna in summer 2023 on the topic of "Silicate deformation under extreme conditions". Before, the...

Lithosphere, Diversity_Gender, Forschung (DE), Research (EN), Study (EN), Studium (DE)
20.03.2023
 

Eine aktuelle Publikation unter Beteiligung von Christian Köberl (Department für Lithosphärenforschung und ÖAW) fasst bisherige Ergebnisse zusammen....

Forschung (DE), Lithosphere

 The Faculty for Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy in the public

ESO/H. Heyer, T.Exel. B. Schenk; 2nd row: CCO/Pai Shih/Flickr, T. Exel, R. Gold/IfP, NASA/R. Simmon