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Welcome to the Magmatic Petrology and Volcanology group

The Magmatic Petrology and Volcanology group led by Prof. Olivier Bachmann at the Department of Earth Sciences focuses on the characterisation of various aspects of volcanic processes and eruptive dynamics, in order to better predict volcanic activity.



ETH earth sciences remain Number 1 in the world

ETH Zurich earth scientists performed outstandingly in the QS World University Rankings, achieving the top place among all universities worldwide. Read more 


The rock crackers

ETH Zurich researchers working at NAGRA's Grimsel rock laboratory have retreated deep inside the mountain. By fracturing solid rock, they are hoping to re-examine the feasibility of geothermal power plants based on petrothermal technology. Read more 


Information Event Master Study Programme

The Department of Earth Sciences is organizing an information event for prospective Master Students on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 17.15 in NO C 60. Read more 

Working with us

Several PhD and master projects are currently worked on and we are always happy to get in contact with new students. Ask Olivier Bachmann or Hannes Mattsson if you are interested in working with us, some new projects are also advertised on this website. For a first impression see what our current PhD and master candidates are working on.

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