Institute

Welcome to the Institute of Applied Geosciences (AGW) at KIT, founded in 1825. Our innovations in teaching and research strive for a sustainable use of the subsurface on GeoEnergy, Groundwater, RawMaterials and Storage. The institute consists of seven chairs and has a collegial board of directors, represented by an executive director.

From left to right: Prof. Dr. Philipp Blum, Prof. Dr. Nico Goldscheider, Prof. Dr. Christoph Hilgers, Prof. Dr. Thomas Kohl, Prof. Dr. Jochen Kolb, Prof. Dr. Frank Schilling, Prof. Dr. Armin Zeh

Our chairs address following teaching- and research topics:

Geochemistry & Economics GeologyProf. Dr. Jochen Kolb Mineralogy & PetrologyProf. Dr. Armin Zeh
Geothermal Energy & Reservoir-TechnologyProf. Dr. Thomas Kohl Structural Geology & TektonicsProf. Dr. Christoph Hilgers
HydrogeologyProf. Dr. Nico Goldscheider Technical PetrophysicsProf. Dr. Frank Schilling
Engineering GeologyProf. Dr. Philipp Blum  

News

DGGV
Invitation to DGGV2021 conference

We are happy to welcome you to the annual DGGV2021 conference in Karlsruhe. The conference will be 19-23 September in Karlsruhe. We kindly ask to submit topics for sessions until December 2nd. Regardless of corona, we will run the conference either physical or digital. Further information can be obtained here.

GeoKarlsruhe 2021
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Where will our drinking water come from in the future?

Prof. Nico Goldscheider can be seen in a report on the P.M. Wissen programme on Servus TV. Here he gives insights into our research in Kleinwalsertal in Austria, one of the test regions of our KARMA project. The World Karstaquifer Map (WOKAM) can also be seen. To the whole episode.

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Lock-up CO2 - TV about Carbon Capture & Storage

"Ten years ago we could have solved the whole problem to a large extent simply by changing land use. Today we need enormous amounts of negative emissions, i.e. CO2, which is actively removed from the atmosphere." 3SAT movie link

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At the edge of the volcano: A research trip in times of Corona

While the world holds its breath because of the corona crisis, Valentin Goldberg is on the remote volcano Tolhuaca in Chile - and at first, he doesn't notice anything.

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Resilient RawMaterials supply

Industrial resources strategies and resilient supply chains of raw materials is our topic for a podium discussion at the annual congress on resources efficiency. The discussion is online here, the related booklet here

RessourcenEffizienz-Kongress BW
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Simple, precise, inexpensive: New method for researching groundwater

Researchers have developed a new method to investigate groundwater resources more cost-effectively, more simply and more comprehensively than before. To the article.

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Lithium from the Upper Rhine Graben

Lithium - One of the most important raw materials for batteries, could be mined in the Upper Rhine Graben in the future. The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Energie Baden-Württemberg (EnBW) now want to install a pilot plant for the extraction of silicon in the Upper Rhine Graben.

SWR Aktuell 09.09.2020
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KIT is the best university in geosciences in Germany

Geosciences at KIT in the ranking by U.S.News (2020) in first place nationwide.

Source

Article in US News