Chair of Landslide Research

From 24th to 27th November 2022, over 120 researchers joined the Mid-European Geomorphology Meeting and the Meeting of the Arbeitskreis Permafrost that took place in Kaprun, Austria. The TUM Landslide Research Group joined very actively with 12…

Max Rau joined the TUM Landslide Research Group as a PhD student working on landscape evolution models. He finished his B.Sc. in Geosciences and M.Sc. in Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology at the TUM and LMU. His research interest as a PhD student…

In the night between October 25th and 26th 2022 we could detect the detatchment of ca. 300-500 m³ of rock at the Hochvogel with our new deformation camera (Geoprevent). The rock mass fell from an overhanging bank in the steep southwestern wall below…

Are the impacts of climate change evident in our long-term permafrost monitoring in the Kammstollen (Zugspitze)? Watch the new episode "Wie verändern sich die Alpen?" of the br documentary Unkraut to see the answer from Riccardo and his team. See…

At the European Geothermal Congress 2022, Berlin, Dr.-Ing. Georg Stockinger received the Young Scientist award for his thesis on fracture initiation and propagation in the vicinity of the geothermal well Geretsried. The work focuses on both borehole…

Last weekend, Felix and Maike joined the sixth Annual MUnich Earth SciencE (AMÜSE) PhD workshop in Hinterriß, which is funded by the Munich GeoCenter, LMU, and TUM.  AMÜSE 2022 is adressed to PhD students from all sections within the Earth Sciences…

This summer Riccardo and Maike continued our 16-year long-term monitoring series of permafrost evolution in Steintälli (Turtmanntal, Switzerland). Electrical resistivity and seismic refraction measurements along five transects are used to monitor…

On 15 August 2022, four scientists of the Landslide Research Group started into a two-week research stay in Ecuador. After meeting with Dr. Daniel Andrade from the local research partner IG-EPN, the group prepared for field work at Chimborazo…

This week we joined the Inernational Mountain Conference 2022 in Innsbruck. We showed our newest research work on high-alpine geophysics (Maike Offer), long-term monitoring series of our Kammstollen laboratory (Riccardo Scandroglio), and landslide…

This August Saskia had the unique chance to participate in an expedition to Zackenberg Research Station in NE Greenland in cooperation with DTU Copenhagen. The team realised a bundle of geophysical measurements to investigating two retrogressive thaw…