Going to AGU

I will attend this years AGU in case anyone would like to meet me. I will be around the whole week and have a talk about our latest JGR paper on Thursday at 9:45 in room 210.


Competing at the Falling Walls Lab Ireland

I am pretty honored to announce that I was invited to compete at the Falling Walls Lab Ireland. I will be presenting the content of our recently published Nature Geoscience paper on October 6th at 7 pm at Trinity College Dublin in a 3 minute talk and hope people will enjoy the presentation! Looking forward to an amazing competition. Admission is free:


Update: I reached the second place with my 3 minute talk entitled: Breaking the Walls of Eruption Forecasting

Upcoming seminar in Edinburgh on September 25th

For those in the UK: I am pretty excited about coming to Edinburgh on September 25th in order to give a seminar for the SEG student chapter at the Kings Buildings, University of Edinburgh. My talk is entitled: ‘Tracking Magma and Subglacial Floods Using Seismic Tremor’ and will not only discuss some of the seismic signals during the largest eruption in Iceland in the last 200 years but also the largest subglacial flood in southeast Iceland since the beginning of the recordings in the 1970s!

Upcoming seminar September 19th, UCD, Dublin

If anyone is interested to hear me talk about the exciting results of my PhD thesis in Dublin, mark September 19th at 1 am in your calendar! I was invited to give a talk in the Lunch Time Seminar at University College Dublin (G1, School of Geological Sciences, Science West). It is entitled: ‘Monitoring a Volcanic Eruption in Iceland Using Seismic Tremor

Abstract: Glacier-covered volcanoes can be the cause of a variety of hazards such as lava flows, toxic gases, ash and subglacial floods. These hazards create a need for an effective forecasting that involves the (i) detection of potentially precursory signals, (ii) exclusion of other sources that might generate similar signals and (iii) the multidisciplinary detection of signs for unrest. From a seismological point of view the attempts to track magma movement mainly focus on earthquakes which are easy to locate using P and S wave arrival times. However, it has been observed that more long-lasting seismic signals called tremor contain information about the processes surrounding an intrusion as well. This talk will discuss the reasons that might be responsible for clear source movements of seismic tremor before and during the eruption at Holuhraun in 2014/15 in Iceland using a seismic array close to the eruptive site.

Teaching Experience

  • 03/2018: Invited as Visiting Female Researcher 2018, University of Aberdeen
  • 07/2017: Invited Lecture: “The magnetic field of the Earth” (in German) for 2nd year B.Sc. students, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • 03/2017: Invited Lecture: “Geodetic principles for advanced surveying” for Level 7 students, Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland
  • 06/2016: Arranged & led geological field trip around Iceland for a geologist from the mining industry
  • 06/2011, 05/2012, 06/2012: Co-supervision of a Mineralogical Field Trip to South Tyrol
    – Teaching mineralogical and geological principles in the field
    – Responsible for 30 undergraduate students
  • 09/2014 – 11/2014: Tutorial Geophysical Techniques for 20 2nd year students including the supervision of the acquisition and processing of magnetic, geoelectric and seismic data
  • 01 – 04/2014, 01 – 04/2015: Tutorial How the earth works II for 50 1st year students
  • 10/2013 – 12/2013: Co-supervision of 3 Mastertheses
  • 09/2013, 09/2014: Tutorial Structural geology and Tectonics for 20 2nd year students
  • 09/2013 – 11/2013, 11/2014: Tutorial How the earth works for 30-40 1st year students
  • 02/2013 – 04/2013: Tutorial Earth Science and Materials for 26 1st year students
  • 10/2012 – 12/2012: Tutorial Archaeology for Geophysics & Geophysical Field Techniques for 16 3rd year students