Applied Geology – Groundwater,
Geothermal Energy & Engineering Geology

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Geology of the University of Halle-Wittenberg

About Us

We study groundwater flow and transport mechanisms on multiple scales, especially heat transport, coupled mechanical deformation and environmental impacts. This is motivated by the thrill of exploring the enormous diversity of the geo-environment hidden beneath our feet from the depth of a few centimeters to kilometers. Our work seeks to expand our understanding of fluctuations in the subsurface as a consequence of urbanization, geothermal energy use and climate change. To achieve this, we link multiple disciplines such as hydrogeology, geophysics, rock mechanics, computational, energy and environmental science. Among our means are new field, laboratory and model-based investigation techniques. The focus of our research is also reflected in our leading role in undergraduate and graduate teaching of around 20 different courses at the institute.

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Participation at #vEGU21

Apr 19-30, 2021. This year, Peter Bayer, Mohammad Javad Afshari Moein and Christoph Bott will present work of the research group at the virtual event of EGU 2021.

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What a coincidence

Dec 03, 2020.We always try to raise interest in our work. Sometimes interest is mixed up with the freedom of duplication.

Participation at CMWR 2020

Dec 14-17 2020. Lisa gives a talk at the “virtual” Computational Methods in Water Resources (CMWR) Conference 2020.

Start ESF-project

Oct 01, 2020 Start of the project „Utilization of active fiber optic measurement systems for geothermal characterization and establishing of international cutting-edge research“.

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Logo vEGU21

Participation at #vEGU21

Apr 19-30, 2021. This year, Peter Bayer, Mohammad Javad Afshari Moein and Christoph Bott will present work of the research group at the virtual event of EGU 2021.

Publication_Duplicate

What a coincidence

Dec 03, 2020.We always try to raise interest in our work. Sometimes interest is mixed up with the freedom of duplication.

Participation at CMWR 2020

Dec 14-17 2020. Lisa gives a talk at the “virtual” Computational Methods in Water Resources (CMWR) Conference 2020.

Start ESF-project

Oct 01, 2020 Start of the project „Utilization of active fiber optic measurement systems for geothermal characterization and establishing of international cutting-edge research“.

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