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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  • 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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  • Maximilian Kalb, B.Sc. (Physics), Master Student

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



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  • Andreas Weise, B.Sc. (Physics), Master Student

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



    Contact:
    Institute of Environmental Physics
    Im Neuenheimer Feld 229, Room 4.38
    Phone +49 (0)6221-54-6556
    Email: andreas.weise@iup.uni-heidelberg.de



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  • David Schäfer, Master candidate (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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  • Tobias Schmitt, Bachelor 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 , Bachelor student

    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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    Former group members

  • Yves Krüger, senior researcher 2016

    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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  • 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

    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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