The course “Impacts and their role in the evolution of life” took place from 5 to 14 September 2023 in the picturesque town of Nördlingen, located in the world-famous Ries crater in southern Germany.
The aim of the course was to give students a thorough introduction to the role of meteorite and comet impacts in the formation of the Earth, its atmosphere and the evolution of life.
There were three one-day excursions, two around the Ries crater and one to the Steinheim crater with its famous central uplift.
The course consisted of lectures, practical exercises and student-led discussions. Participants were also given the opportunity to present their own research findings in an extensive poster session.
Tanja Schumann, part of our office and member of the outreach team, presented the SPP 1992 and its research results with two posters.
She also participated in the whole programme and would like to thank the EAI, especially Wolf Geppert, for the great workshop!