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Here you find some information about myself and my research. Also, most of my publications, conference abstracts, posters and talks can be downloaded from this homepage.




April 06 2016

This week, a bunch of good news reached me. It started with the acceptance of my Habilitation Treatise, which will award me with the Venia Legendi at the ETH Zurich. So, I will soon be allowed to call myself a "Privatdozent". Then, the Journal of Structural Geology accepted the manuscript that I co-authored with my former BSc student Timi Schmid. This is only the second publication that originates from a BSc Thesis that I supervised. So, congrats to Timi.

August 05 2015

Now it is official: I receive the 2015 Paul Niggli Medal! Thanks a lot to all my supporters and collaborators on my career path, who always pushed my ideas; and thanks a lot to all my past and current students, who constantly stimulated my work. I will receive the medal on Friday, November 20 2015, at the Swiss Geoscience Meeting in Basel. Read the citation in the Swiss Journal of Geosciences.

May 2 2015

I'm just back from a quite busy time with conferences, talks, and field work. It started after Easter with the 4-day advanced structural geology mapping course for our MSc students in Domodossola. This year, the weather was actually quite good and we enjoyed our field work. The week after, I participated in the EGU General Assembly in Vienna. As always, this was a very busy week with talks, posters, meetings, dinners, etc.; and I also met again my long-time colleague and friend Ulli Exner. In the week after the EGU conference, I made a small tour-de-suisse and gave a seminar talk in Neuchatel and Geneva. The past week, finally, was dominated by the geological exkursion to the Glarus area. We had a nice pre-excursion on Thursday, and a totally rainy main excursion with our BSc students on Friday. Now, I am back in my office and have time to follow up on my regular work.

Upcoming events

April 18-22 2016

Geological alpine transect excursion for BSc students, Bulle-Montreux-Simplon Pass-Domodossola, Switzerland and Italy

June 11-17 2016

Introductory geological field course for BSc students, Maniva, Italy

June 20-24 2016

International Conference on Permafrost (ICOP), Potsdam, Germany

July 16-23 2016

Heart Camp, Gais, Switzerland

September 9-16 2016

Geological mapping course for BSc students, Gemmi Pass, Switzerland

September 24-25 2016

Geological excursion to the Glarus Thrust, Flims-Vorab-Segnes Pass-Elm, Switzerland