Olivier Bachmann: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016
|Name||Prof. Dr. Olivier Bachmann|
Inst. für Geochemie und Petrologie
ETH Zürich, NW E 83.3
|Telephone||+41 44 632 78 16|
|651-0251-00L||Seminar Petrology||0 credits||2S||M. W. Schmidt, O. Bachmann|
|Abstract||Seminar series with external and occasional internal speakers addressing current research topics in Petrology.|
|Objective||Einblick in Forschungstaetigkeit und Methodik. Erarbeitung von Datensets und Entwicklung von unmittelbaren Schlussfolgerungen sowie Einordnen der Ergebnisse in den groesseren Kontext.|
|Content||Seminar series addressing current research topics in Petrology (Magmatic Petrology and Crystalline Geology and Experimental Petrology)|
|651-0254-00L||Seminar Geochemistry and Petrology||0 credits||2S||O. Bachmann, M. Schönbächler, C. A. Heinrich, M. W. Schmidt, D. Vance|
|Abstract||Seminar series with external and occasional internal speakers addressing current research topics. Changing programs announced via D-ERDW homepage (Veranstaltungskalender)|
|Objective||Presentations on isotope geochemistry, cosmochemistry, fluid processes, economic geology, petrology, mineralogy and experimental studies. Mostly international speakers provide students, department members and interested guests with insight into current research topics in these fields.|
|Content||Wöchentliches Seminar mit Fachvorträgen eingeladener oder interner Wissenschafter, vornehmlich zu Themen der Geochemie, Isotogengeologie, Hydrothermalgeochemie, Lagerstättenbildung, Petrologie, Mineralogie und experimentelle Studien.|
|651-3001-00L||Dynamic Earth I||6 credits||4V + 2U||G. Bernasconi-Green, E. Kissling, O. Bachmann, T. Kraft, M. Lupker, M. Schönbächler, S. Willett|
|Abstract||Provides a basic introduction into Earth Sciences, emphasizing different rock-types and the geological rock-cycle, as well as introduction into geophysics and plate tectonic theory.|
|Objective||Understanding basic geological and geophysical processes|
|Content||Overview of the Earth as a system, with emphasis on plate tectonic theory and the geological rock-cycle. Provides a basic introduction to crystals and minerals and different rock-types. Lectures include processes in the Earth's interior, physics of the earth, planetology, introduction to magmatic, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. Excercises are conducted in small groups to provide more in depth understanding of concepts and content of the lectures.|
|Lecture notes||werden abgegeben.|
|Literature||Grotzinger, J., Jordan, T.H., Press, F., Siever, R., 2007, Understanding Earth, W.H. Freeman & Co., New York, 5th Ed.|
Press, F. Siever, R., Grotzinger, J. & Jordon, T.H., 2008, Allgemeine Geologie. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg, 5.Auflage.
|Prerequisites / Notice||Exercises and short excursions in small groups (10-15 students) will be lead by student assistants. Specific topics in earth sciences will be discussed using examples and case studies. Hand samples of the major rock types will be described and interpreted. Short excursions in the region of Zurich will permit direct experience with earth science processes (e.g. earth surface processes) and recognition of earth science problems and solutions relevant for modern society (e.g. building materials, water resources). Working in small groups will allow for discussion and examination of actual earth science themes.|
|651-3400-AAL||Fundamentals of Geochemistry|
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.
Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
|6 credits||21R||T. Driesner, O. Bachmann|
|651-4049-00L||Conceptual and Quantitative Methods in Geochemistry|
For this course the successful completion of the BSc-course "Geochemistry" (651-3400-00L) is a condition.
|3 credits||2G||O. Bachmann, M. Schönbächler, D. Vance|
|Abstract||This course will introduce some of the main quantitative methods available for the quantitative treatment of geochemical data, as well as the main modelling tools. Emphasis will both be on conceptual understanding of these methods as well as on their practical application, using key software packages to analyse real geochemical datasets.|
|Objective||Development of a basic knowledge and understanding of the main tools available for the quantitative analysis of geochemical data.|
|Content||The following approaches will be discussed in detail: major and trace element modelling of magmas, with application to igneous systems; methods and statistics for calculation of isochrons and model ages; reservoir dynamics and one-dimensional modelling of ocean chemistry; modelling speciation in aqueous (hydrothermal, fresh water sea water) fluids.|
We will discuss how these methods are applied in a range of Earth Science fields, from cosmochemistry, through mantle and crustal geochemistry, volcanology and igneous petrology, to chemical oceanography.
A special emphasis will be put on dealing with geochemical problems through modeling. Where relevant, software packages will be introduced and applied to real geochemical data.
|Lecture notes||Slides of lectures will be available.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Pre-requisite: Geochemistry (651-3400-00L), Isotope Geochemistry and Geochronology (651-3501-00L).|
|651-4931-00L||Heat and Mass Transfers in Magmatology||1 credit||1S||O. Bachmann, J. Leuthold|
|Abstract||Heat and mass transfers in the crust control many aspects of the differentiation of our planet, including (1) type of volcanic eruptions we should expect at the surface of our planet, (2) the volcanic/plutonic ratio in the crust, and (3) how volcanic degassing occurs, with important consequences on the climate response following volcanic eruptions.|
|Objective||The goal of this class is to learn about the modern methods and ideas on heat and mass transfers in magmatology through recently published papers and computer softwares. The class will allow students to explore some of the most challenging concepts in this field, and become familiar with state-of-the-art techniques to model these processes.|
|Content||The class will focus mostly on reading recent literature on topics of interests, and will contain some computer exercises to allow students to work by themselves on some well-defined problems.|