Petrology/Petrophysics and Geochemistry Sections Meeting 2024 in Karlsruhe

This year´s meeting of the DMG Sections Petrology/Petrophysics and Geochemistry will take place from June 7 to June 8, 2024 at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The event offers the opportunity to present exciting current research activities from the sections and to discuss them in an interdisciplinary scientific context. Young scientists (PhD students, postdocs and master students) in particular are invited to present (first) results of their current projects to an interdisciplinary scientific audience. We welcome contributions from all areas of petrology, petrophysics and geochemistry and look forward to an scientific and personal exchange

The meeting will take place on the Campus Süd of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). On Friday the event will start at 2 p.m. in the architecture building 20.40, lecture hall 9. On Saturday the lectures will take place in our institute building 50.41 in lecture hall 145/146.
The map of the Campus Süd can be found here:

Registration for the event is possible on Friday June 7, 2024 from 12.30 p.m. The presentations start at 2 p.m. Snacks and drinks will be provided during the day. After the poster presentation later on Friday afternoon, the traditional barbecue is planned in front of our institute building, where you can continue the scientific discussions initiated during the day and make new contacts. The event will end on Saturday at 4 p.m. with the award ceremony for the best presentations and posters. Those interested will have the opportunity to take part in a guided tour of the laboratory.

To cover catering costs, a contribution of 35 euros will be charged at the time of registration on site. External students who are DMG-members can apply for a travel allowance of up to 100 euros on presentation of proof of their student membership.

Overnight accommondation
There are several hotels and a youth hostel in Karlsruhe (
The Campus Süd of KIT is easily accessible by public transport (

Registration and submission of abstracts
Registration and submission of an abstract is possible informally from now until May 10, 2024 via the following e-mail address: Sektionstreffen2024∂ Please use the following template (> Download) to submit your abstract and indicate in the corresponding e-mail whether your contribution is planned as a lecture or poster and whether you are a student.

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Informationen for presentations
Duration: 25 minutes + 5 minutes discussion
Language: English

> to the Meeting Program

We hope to welcome many participants in Karlsruhe and look forward to an exciting meeting!


Meeting program

Friday Talks (25 min + discussion) Topic – Building 20.40, 2nd floor, lecture hall 9
14:00 Mohsin Raza Multi-Stage evolution of the Nooitgedacht Carbonatite: Apatite and Pyrochlore Geochronology using in-situ LA-ICPMS U-Pb Dating
14:30 Yannik Bussweiler Unravelling the mantle cargo and magmatic history of ultramafic lamprophyres from the Delitzsch carbonatite complex, Saxony, Germany
15:00 Kaffeepause  
15:30 Johanna Schenk Major and trace element composition of Late Cretaceous intraplate volcanism from the Chatham Islands, SW Pacific
16:00 Leon Waßmund The Mussau Ridge – news from an incipient subduction zone
16:30 Poster session 10 min presentation of each poster + discussion
18:00 BBQ

in front of building 50.40


Poster session 10 min presentation of each poster + discussion
Christopher Beyer Sulfide melt wetting properties in Earth‘s mantle: The effect of pressure and mineral composition
Calvin Diehl Geological evolution of the BLZ – new results of U-Pb dating of detrital zircons
E. Dögler The petrology of the Chenaillet ophiolite: Study of ultramafic to mafic rocks and the volcanic glasses
Nadine Gill Iron corrosion related bentonite alteration
Ralf Halama Pyrometamorphism and remobilisation of crustal CO2 recorded in calc-silicate xenoliths (Merapi volcano, Indonesia)
Wolf-Achim Kahl More than visualization: quantitative digital 3D image analysis of X-ray tomography-based (μ-CT) volume data
Andreas Klügel Amphibole megacrysts with cavities reveal rapid crystal growth at mantle depth during the 1951 eruption of Fogo (Cape Verdes)
Stepan Krasheninnikov Kinetic experiments reveal similar H2O loss and Fe3+/Fe2+ re-equilibration rates of olivine-hosted melt inclusions
Henri Meinaß Whole rock geochemistry of pre-Variscan metabasic basement rocks of the Bergsträsser Odenwald
Luisa Röckel Slip tendency assessment of faults in Germany
Marcel Schulz Large Scale Borehole Leakage Experiments under Cyclic Loading & Fluid Flow Modelling
Natalya Zeinalova Modelling of lava dome growth the 2007-2009 dome building eruption at Volcán de Colima, Mexico


Saturday Talks (25 min + discussion) Topic – Building 50.41, Round building, lecture hall 145/146
09:00 Max Hellers 142Nd and 182W isotopes reveal Hadean components in Neoarchean rocks from the Yilgarn Craton, W-Australia
09:30 Avishai Abbo Tracing evolution and emergence of continental crust in the Archean-Proterozoic using B isotopes in marine deposits
10:00 Tanveer Ahmad Magmatic evolution of granites of the Central Kohistan Magmatic Arc – evidence from La-ICP-MS U-Pb dating and Hf isotope data
10:30 Kaffeepause  
11:00 Antonin Bilau Syn-orogenic extension and fluid circurlations in W-Alps, calcite U-Pb, hematite (U-Th)/He, Δ47
11:30 Armin Zeh Dating petrified wood by LA-ICP-MS
12:00 Christoph Möller Kinetic stability of ATP a limitation for metabolism in extreme environments?
12:30 Mittagspause  
13:30 Gerhard Franz Beryl, a mineral full of oddities
14:00 Jie Xu The German National Research Data Infrastructure for the Earth System Sciences (NFDI4Earth)
14:30 Tamanna Using Machine Learning for automatic rock classification
15:00 Pause  
15:30 Leander Kallas Advancing FAIR Principles in Geochemistry: The GEOROC Database and DIGIS Initiative
16:00 Johanna Berckhan Magneto-mineralogical characterisation of the Bažina Maar (CZ) volcanic rocks
16:30 Thomas Niederhuber From petro- and geophysical measurements to induced seismicity – A case study at the Enguri High Arch Dam
17:00 Closing event