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  • Dr. Benjamin Eickmann and Professor Ronny Schönberg (both University of Tübingen) together with international collaborators published their latest work about Earth's oldest known oxygen in Nature Geoscience: "Isotopic evidence for oxygenated Mesoarchaean shallow oceans". Evidence for this early oxygen stems from 2.97 Ga old microbial carbonates of the Pongola Supergroup in South Africa, which were sampled by a co-author of this study, Professor Axel Hofmann of the University of Johannesburg, with the intention to investigate the redox-conditions during deposition of these sediments. Professor Hofmann was also one of the main leaders of the SPP1833 field trip to South Africa in August 2016, during which this outcrop - amongst many others - was visited. The article has been discussed at "Science Daily" and the TAZ commented that "stale air" can be worse: "Dit is die Baliner Luft!"...
  • Dr. Sami Nabhan was invited to talk about his early earth research for the TV-programme BR-alpha. See his lecture at "Campus Talks"  here

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