COMPUTATIONAL PETROLOGY

@ the Institute of Geological Sciences of the University of Bern

 

ABOUT US

We are an ERC-funded research group Computational Petrology and Geochemistry (CPaG) hosted at the Institute of Geological Sciences, University of Bern. We are interested to pursue fundamental research in petrology and geochemistry and we are developing new computer models and cutting-edge analytical techniques and data reduction tools. 

INVESTIGATE ROCKS

We collect, and analyse metamorphic rocks from all over the world to understand how our planet evolved through time

QUANTIFY PROCESSES

We study metamorphic processes driving plate tectonics and controlling chemical exchanges between surface and mantle

ANALYTICAL STRATEGY

We are developing cutting-edge analytical techniques for composition and texture characterization of solid materials

IN-HOUSE SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS

Software development has become a critical part of modern research, especially in petrology and analytical geochemistry. This is the reason why we are involved in the development of several computer models and software solutions and decided to share them for free with scientists working in universities and public research agencies worldwide. Take a look at our main projects.

OUR WORK IN FIGURES

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PETROLOGY MODELING

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SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

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APPLICATION STUDIES

MEET THE TEAM

 

PROF. PIERRE LANARI

Group leader

 

HUGO DOMINGUEZ

PhD student 

THORSTEN MARKMANN

PhD student

OUR PARTNERS AND COLLABORATORS

Within Switzerland

Our group collaborates with different research groups at the Institute of Geological Sciences including: Petrology (Prof. J. Hermann), Metamorphic Geochemistry (Prof. D.Rubatto), Deep-Fluids Geochemistry (Prof. T. Pettke), Tectonics (Prof. M. Herweg & Prof. A. Berger).

We also have active collaborations with individuals at the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI).

In Europe

Our group has established partnerships with researchers within the EU including France, Spain, Germany and Italy.

Within the framework of the ERC-funded project PROMOTING, We collaborate with Dr. Nicolas Riel  from the Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz on the development of numerical models for fluid flow within the crust.

In South America

Our group has connections with several public research institutions in South America. 

We collaborate with Prof. Mahyra Tedeschi from the Federal University of Minas Gerais on the quantification of fluid-rock interraction processes at ultra-high pressure.

We have active collaborations with Carlos Ganade from the Geological Survey of Brazil.

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