Aktuelle Informationen


Die nächste Generalversammlung der Schweizerischen Geologischen Gesellschaft findet am Montag, 18. Mai, 2020 am Institut für Geologie in Bern statt.

L''assemblée générale (AG) annuelle de la Société Géologique Suisse (SGS) aura lieu à l'Institut de Géologie à Bern, le lundi, 18 mai, 2020.

STSG Excursions 2020

The Swiss Tectonic Studies Group plans two excursions in the summer of 2020. One excursion will visit the Aar Massif and will be led by Lukas Nibourel. Lukas completed his PhD in Geology at the University of Bern in 2018, studying the structural and thermo-kinematic evolution of the eastern Aar Massif of the Swiss Central Alps.

A second excursion will take a look at the Glarus thrust and surrounding areas, and will be led by Venice Akker (Institute of Geological Sciences, University of Bern). Venice is currently finishing her PhD thesis at the Institute of Geological Sciences of the University of Bern.

Further information will follow.

The Paul Niggli Medal 2019 was awarded to Jonas B. Ruh (now at ETH Zürich) in recognition of his outstanding research in the field of structural geology and geodynamics, combining numerical modelling and field observation to understand large scale tectonic processes
Citation by Taras Gerya in the Swiss Journal of Geosciences. The prize ceremony took place during the plenary session of the Swiss Geoscience Meeting on November 22nd, 2019 in Fribourg.

On November 22nd, 2019, the best MSc 2019 award was given to Philippos Garefalakis from the Institute of Geological Sciences of the University of Bern. The award ceremony took place during the SGM2019 meeting in Fribourg. Philippos received the CHF 3000 cash prize from the president of the Swiss Geological Society, Jörg Hermann. The title of the MSc thesis was: "Tectonic, eustatic and surface controls on the Burdigalian transgression recorded in the Upper Marine Molasse in Switzerland"