Dominic Hildebrandt

Dominic Hildebrandt
ETH Zurich | ETH Zürich · Department of Earth Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Geosciences (LMU & TU Munich)
Graduate Student in Geology at ETH Zurich

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Introduction
As a geologist, I aim to understand how our planet earth functions. I am particularly interested in deciphering earth surface dynamics and their interplay with tectonic, climatic and biologic processes by combining field work with cutting-edge tools from isotope geology and geochronology. I like to explore new research directions using unconventional approaches. Besides, I am interested in Geoethics as well as in Environmental and Science Philosophy.
Additional affiliations
October 2018 - December 2021
Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
Position
  • Research and Teaching Assistant
October 2016 - September 2020
Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
Position
  • Undergraduate Student
Education
September 2021 - August 2023
ETH Zurich
Field of study
  • Earth Sciences – Geology
October 2016 - September 2020
Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
Field of study
  • Geosciences – Geology & Paleontology

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Publications (10)
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Published Interview, questions and editing of the interview: Frauke Ganswind (Public Relations, BDG (Berufsverband Deutscher Geowissenschaftler – German Professional Association of Geoscientists))
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Geoscientific education is offered by 31 German universities. Each year, about 4,000 first-semester students begin their bachelor’s or master’s studies and around 2,200 graduate with a bachelor’s or master’s degree. More than 90% of the bachelor’s students continue with a master’s course. Most graduates find employment in the applied sectors. Apart...
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Multiple periods of advance and retreat of piedmont glaciers in the German Alpine Foreland due to changing climatic conditions were classically defined by Penck and Brückner in 1909. However, a robust absolute chronology has not yet been established. Age assignments in previous studies have mostly been based on the interpretation of terrace deposit...
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We test whether X-ray micro-computed tomography (microCT) imaging can be used as a tool for screening magnetite grains to improve the accuracy and precision of cosmogenic 3He exposure dating. We extracted detrital magnetite from a soil developed on a fanglomerate at Whitewater, California, which was offset by the Banning strand of the San Andreas F...
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The geological record of earth history is a fragile document, which enables us to extract information on past planetary processes, e.g. natural hazard events or fluctuations of the earth's climate, which are increasingly used as the basis for future regulatory frameworks in modern societies. However, due to an intense interference of humans with th...
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CORRESPONDENCE Destructive geoscientific sampling can have ethical repercussions. It can disrupt archives of Earth’s history (see R. Butler Nature Geosci. 8, 817–818; 2015) and the management of landscapes and geological formations that have local cultural significance (see Nature Geosci. 14, 537; 2021). ...
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We test whether X-ray micro computed tomography (microCT) imaging can be used as a tool for screening magnetite grains to improve the accuracy and precision of cosmogenic 3He exposure dating. We extracted magnetite from a soil developed on a fanglomerate at Whitewater, California, which was offset by the Banning Strand of the San Andreas Fault. Thi...

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Geoethics is a dynamically evolving concept framing various kinds of ethical aspects of Geoscience activities. As an expression of critical thinking and taking responsibility, Geoethics is fundamental to all kinds of Geoscience subdisciplines, however raising different types of questions and problems depending on the specific context. Many of these are intimately linked to specialties of our discipline, e.g. its historically male-dominated character as well as a strong focus on field work. With this session we aim to provide a platform for current works featuring critical analysis of 1) geoscience history and its implications, 2) intra-scientific issues such as gender inequalities or racism, 3) working methods and their implications for the environment, research objects and local communities, 4) geoscientists' work at the interface to society, politics and other stakeholders including geocommunication and geoeducation. We encourage you to submit your work to our session even if your specific topic is not covered above, but has a geoethical dimension. Call for Abstracts: https://www.geominkoeln2022.de/call-for-abstracts.html
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Announcement vDEUQUA2021 (2021-09-30 to 2021-10-01) Dear Quaternary Enthusiasts, We are very pleased to announce the date of the annual meeting of the German Quaternary Association (DEUQUA) that will take place from 2021-09-30 to 2021-10-01. Due to the ongoing pandemic situation with uncertain prospects for travelling, the meeting will be moved into the virtual space (vDEUQUA2021). We especially encourage young scientists to present their research and get in touch with actual issues of Quaternary research. The programme will consist of “classical” oral presentations with subsequent discussion, and short presentations with the opportunity for discussions in individual chats. The preferred presentation language is English, but also German contributions are welcome. For the evening 2021-09-30 we plan a virtual get-together. Further information will be circulated soon. Alternatively, you can check the conference website for always up-to-date news: https://vdeuqua2021.sciencesconf.org. Stay healthy, stay safe and keep in touch, Your vDEUQUA2021 organisers on behalf of the DEUQUA board, Hans von Suchodoletz, Elisabeth Dietze, Michael Dietze, Dominic Hildebrandt, Sebastian Kreutzer, Julia Meister, Claudia Wrozyna, Christian Zeeden