The Department of Theoretical Geophysics explores the structure and dynamic processes in the Earth's interior, natural and induced seismicity, volcanic sources and temporal changes of the subsurface.

Drilling site Landwuest (Continental Drilling programme in the Eger Rift, Vogtland). Photo: Josefine Umlauft
Field training 2019: Geoelectrics. Photo: Josefine Umlauft
Seismic measurement at the mofetta field in Soos. Photo: Josefine Umlauft

Research foci

Earthquake monitoring in central Germany

Central German Earthquake Monitoring Network. Figure: Sigward Funke
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International Continental Drilling Programme: Eger Rift

Logo of the ICDP project Eger Rift. Figure: Tomas Fischer & Torsten Dahm
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  • Near-surface seismic and electrical methods
  • Seismological array methods
  • Theoretical seismology

Geophysis team

Dr. T. Nickschick, N. Lerbs, Dr. K. Hannemann, Prof. Dr. M. Korn, S. Funke, L. Sonnabend (upper row), T. Rein & Dr. J. Umlauft (lower row) of the Geophysics team (from left to right). Photo: Josefine Umlauft
Dr. T. Nickschick, N. Lerbs, Dr. K. Hannemann, Prof. Dr. M. Korn, S. Funke, L. Sonnabend (upper row), T. Rein & Dr. J. Umlauft (lower row) of the Geophysics team (from left to right). Photo: Josefine Umlauft
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Sigward Funke

Research Fellow

Talstraße 35, Room 2-15
04103 Leipzig

 Lutz Sonnabend

Lutz Sonnabend

PhD Student

Saxon State Office for Environment, Agriculture and Geology (LfULG)
Halsbrücker Straße 31a
09599 Freiberg

Telephone: +49 3731 294-1202
Telefax: +49 3731 294-1099

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Petra Buchholz

Physical Lab Technician

Talstraße 35, Raum 2-02
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 3435 929474
Fax: +49 3435 930222

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René Voigt

Physical Lab Technician

Talstraße 35, Room 2-20
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-32848

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