Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Physics of Isotopologues




Group members

  • Dr. Tobias Kluge, Research group leader

    CV and further details


    Contact:
    Institute of Environmental Physics
    Im Neuenheimer Feld 229, Room 3.30
    Phone +49 (0)6221-54-6511
    Email: tobias.kluge@iup.uni-heidelberg.de

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  • Dr. Halua Pinto de Magalhaes, Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow

    CV and further details


    Contact:
    Institute of Environmental Physics
    Im Neuenheimer Feld 229, Room 3.30
    Phone +49 (0)6221-54-6314
    Email: halua.pinto@iup.uni-heidelberg.de



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  • Ivan Prokhorov, PhD student

    Carbonate clumped isotopes, isotope fractionation under equilibrium and kinetic conditions, paleoclimate reconstruction.



    Contact:
    Institute of Environmental Physics
    Im Neuenheimer Feld 229, Room 3.44
    Phone +49 (0)6221-54-6318
    Email: ivan.prokhorov@iup.uni-heidelberg.de



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  • Therese Weißbach, Master (Physics), PhD student

    Fluid inclusion stable isotopes, noble gases in fluid inclusions and groundwater, paleoclimate reconstructions and hydrology.



    Contact:
    Institute of Environmental Physics
    Im Neuenheimer Feld 229, Room 3.40
    Phone +49 (0)6221-54-5477
    Email: therese.weissbach@iup.uni-heidelberg.de



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  • Tatjana Münster, M.Sc. (Geosciences)

    Investigation of cultural layers in speleothems - paleoclimatic context of identified evidence for human occupation and cultural use of caves. Quantitative climate reconstruction based on isotope ratios, clumped isotopes and element ratios.



    Contact:
    Institute of Environmental Physics
    Im Neuenheimer Feld 229, Room 4.38
    Phone +49 (0)6221-54-6556
    Email: tba.de



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  • Alina Straub, B.Sc. student (Physics)

    Investigation of past Interglacials in speleothems from caves in Eberstadt (Odenwald). Quantitative climate reconstruction based on isotope ratios, clumped isotopes and fluid inclusions.



    Contact:
    Institute of Environmental Physics
    Im Neuenheimer Feld 229, Room 3.xx
    Phone +49 (0)6221-54-xy
    Email: tba.de



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  • Lukas Becker, B.Sc. student(Physics)

    Investigation of surface reactivity and its influence on isotope fractionation and clumped isotopes.



    Contact:
    Institute of Environmental Physics
    Im Neuenheimer Feld 229, Room 3.xx
    Phone +49 (0)6221-54-xy
    Email: tba.de



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    Former group members

  • Yves Krüger, senior researcher 2016, now at University of Bergen

    Fluid inclusion thermometry, homogenization temperatures, paleoclimate reconstruction, stalagmite petrography. Studies on noble gas measurement of fluid inclusion with innovative approaches.



    Contact:
    Institute of Environmental Physics
    Email: yves.krueger@iup.uni-heidelberg.de



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  • Maialen Lopez Elorza , PhD student, guest scientist from Universidad Complutense de Madrid 2016

    Fluid inclusion studies, stalagmite petrography and stratigraphy, paleoclimate reconstruction from Spanish cave deposits.



    Contact:
    Email: maialelo@ucm.es



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  • Maximilian Kalb, M.Sc. (Physics)

    Clumped isotopes in CO2 - isotopic re-equilibration, gas extraction and preparation for mass spectrometry, carbonate clumped isotopes, automation of a calibration system, advanced data processing and evaluation.



    Contact:
    Email: maximilian.kalb@iup.uni-heidelberg.de



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  • Andreas Weise, M.Sc. (Physics), now at SAP

    Clumped isotopes in DIC - isotopic re-equilibration, sample extraction and preparation for mass spectrometry, implications for natural systems.



    Contact:
    Email: andreas.weise@iup.uni-heidelberg.de



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  • David Schäfer, M.Sc. (Geography)

    Geographic and paleoclimatological study on a sinter deposit from the Odenwald region in southern Germany. Focus on interglacial climate stages. Jointly supervised by Nicole Vollweiler.



    Contact:
    Email: david.schaefer@outlook.de



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  • Marie-Christin Juhl, B.Sc. (Physics) 2019

    Isotopes in speleothem fluid inclusions - methodological improvement, new calibration approaches using artifical inclusions and application ro recent speleothems.



    Contact:
    tba



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  • Edwin Eobaldt, B.Sc. (Physics) 2019

    Isotope exchange in pure CO2. Determination of rate constants and application to clumped isotope calibration and standard gas handling.



    Contact:
    tba



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  • Tobias Schmitt, B.Sc (Physics), now: master student

    Experimental and theoretical assessment of the kinetic and equilibrium fractionation of water isotopes. Investigation of in-situ laser spectroscopic measurements.



    Contact:
    Institute of Environmental Physics
    Im Neuenheimer Feld 229, Room 334
    Phone +49 (0)6221-54-6354
    Email: tobias.schmitt@iup.uni-heidelberg.de



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  • Markus Haun , B.Sc. (Physics)

    Characterization of the clumped isotope mass spectrometer (MAT 253 Plus). Clumped isotope paleothermometry on MIS 11 carbonate samples.



    Contact:
    Institute of Environmental Physics
    Im Neuenheimer Feld 229, Room 334
    Phone +49 (0)6221-54-6354
    Email: tba



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  • Frieder Ernst, Staatsexamen (Physik, Mathematik) 2016

    Focus on isotope ratio mass spectrometry. Developed a didactic concept aiming to explain the concept of mass spectrometry to high school students and set up of a historic mass spectrometer as show-case instrument.




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  • Sabrina Mack, Staatsexamen (Physik, Mathematik) 2017

    Now at: Lessing Gymnasium Mannheim
    Development of didactic concepts and representative experiments for illustrative explanation of basic physical processes in the different compartements of the Earth.









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  • Laura Lütkes, B.Sc. (Physics) 2017

    Thesis on the use of clumped isotope thermometry in the geothermal context. Investigation of hydrothermal carbonate sequences and Geysir CO2.












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  • Astrid Haderlein, B.Sc. (Physics) 2016, now: Master student at University of Bergen

    Bachelor thesis on stable isotopes in fluid inclusions and the effect of re-equilibration on isotopic signatures.









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  • Matthias Göbel, project student 2015, B.Sc. (Physics)

    Project work on preparation of isotope standards for fluid inclusions in speleothems and paleoclimatic studies on selected speleothems.









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  • Elsa Wilken, B.Sc. (Physics) 2014, now: master student

    Thesis on helium age dating under non-equilibrium decay conditions.
    Lab assistant clumped isotope laboratory.











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