Planetology: From Asteroids to Impact Craters

NEO asteroids and Impact Crater Studies

Illustration eines extraterrestrischen Impaktereignisses auf der Erde

Impakt (Bild: Dona Jalufka)

 Brief Summary of the Topic of the Doctoral School

Faculty Members

  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Köberl (Department of Lithospheric Research; speaker of the doctoral school)
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rudolf Dvorak (Department of Astrophysics)
  • Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Theodoros Ntaflos (Department of Lithospheric Research)
  • Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Eugen Libowitzky (Institute of Mineralogy and Crystallography)


Bazsó, Á., Schwarz, R., Érdi, B., Funk, B. (2013) Stability of librational motion in the spatial circular restricted three-body problem for high inclinations and mass ratios. Astronomische Nachrichten 334, 1008–1011.

Feignon, J.-G., FerriÈre, L., Leroux, H., Koeberl, C. (2020) Characterization of shocked quartz grains from Chicxulub peak ring granites and shock pressure estimates. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 55, 2206–2223.

Feignon, J.-G., de Graaff, S.J., Ferrière, L., Kaskes, P., Déhais, T., Goderis, S., Claeys, P., Koeberl, C. (2021) Chicxulub impact structure, IODP-ICDP Expedition 364 drill core: Geochemistry of the granite basement. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 56, 1243–1273.

Feignon, J.-G., Schulz, T., Ferrière, L., Goderis, S., de Graaff, S.J., Kaskes, P., Déhais, T., Claeys, P., Koeberl, C. (2022) Search for a meteoritic component within the impact melt rocks of the Chicxulub impact structure peak ring, Mexico. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 323, 74–101.

Galiazzo, M.A., Bazsó, Á., Dvorak, R. (2013) Fugitives from the Hungaria region: Close encounters and impacts with terrestrial planets. Planetary and Space Science, 84, 5–13.

Galiazzo, M.A., Bazsó, A., Huber, M.S., Losiak, A., Dvorak, R., Koeberl, C. (2013) A statistical dynamical study of meteorite impactors: A case study based on parameters derived from the Bosumtwi impact event. Astronomische Nachrichten / Astronomical Notes 334, 936–939.

Galiazzo, M.A., Bazso, A., Dvorak, R. (2014) The Hungaria asteroids: Close encounters and impacts with terrestrial planets. Memorie della Societa Astronomica Italiana - Journal of the Italian Astronomical Society 26, 38-46.

Huber, M.S., Koeberl, C. (2017) Accretionary lapilli from the Sudbury impact event. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 52, 1257–1276.

Huber, M.S., McDonald, I., Koeberl, C. (2014) Petrography and geochemistry of ejecta from the Sudbury impact event. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 49, 1749–1768.

Huber, M.S., Ferrière, L., Losiak, A., Koeberl, C. (2011) ANIE: A mathematical algorithm for automated indexing of planar deformation features in quartz grains. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 46, 1418–1424.

Huber, M., Crne, A., Lepland, A., McDonald, I., Hecht, L., Melezhik, V., Koeberl, C. (2014) Impact spherules from Karelia, Russia: Possible ejecta from the 2.02 Ga Vredefort impact event. Geology 42, 375-378.

Huber, M.S., Koeberl, C., Smith, F.C., Glass, B.P., Mundil, R., McDonald, I. (2019) Geochemistry of a confirmed Precambrian impact ejecta deposit: The Grænsesø spherule layer, South Greenland. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, Article in Press.

Losiak, A., Schulz, T., Buchwaldt, R., Koeberl, C. (2013) Petrology, major and trace element geochemistry, geochronology, and isotopic composition of granitic intrusions from the vicinity of the Bosumtwi impact crater, Ghana. Lithos 177, 297–313.

Losiak A., Wild E.M., Michlmayr L., Koeberl C. (2014) 10Be content in clasts from fallout suevitic breccia in drill cores from the Bosumtwi impact crater, Ghana: Clues to preimpact target distribution. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 49, 394-411.

Losiak, A., Golebiowska, I., Ferrière, L., Wojciechowski, J., Huber, M.S., Koeberl, C. (2016) WIP: A Web-based program for indexing planar features in quartz grains and its usage. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 51, 647–662.

Ozdemir, S., Schulz, T., Koeberl, C., Reimold, W.U., Mohr-Westheide, T., Hoehnel, D., Schmitt, R.T. (2017) Early Archean spherule layers from the Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa: Mineralogy and geochemistry of the spherule beds in the CT3 drill core. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 52, 2586–2631.

Ozdemir, S., Schulz, T., van Acken, D., Luguet, A., Reimold, W.U., Koeberl, C. (2019) Meteoritic highly siderophile element and Re-Os isotope signatures of Archean spherule layers from the CT3 drill core, Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, Article in Press.

Schwarz, R., Bazsó, Á., Érdi, B., Funk, B. (2012) Stability of the Lagrangian point L4 in the spatial restricted three-body problem – application to exoplanetary systems. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 427, 397–402.

Schwarz, R., Bazsó, Á., Érdi, B., Funk, B. (2014) Stability and secondary resonances in the spatial restricted three-body problem for small mass ratios. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 443, 2437–2443.