Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil.

Christian Köberl

Christian Köberl

Full Member of the Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences since 2006


Research Areas:

  • Geosciences
  • Geochemistry
  • Space exploration
  • Petrology
  • Mineralogy
  • Natural hazards



Selected Memberships:

  • Meteoritical Society
  • Geological Society of America
  • Geological Society of South Africa

Selected Prizes:

  • START-Preis des Wissenschaftsfonds FWF
  • Barringer Medal and Award of the Meteoritical Society
  • Asteroid (15963) erhält den Namen „Koeberl”
  • Novartis-Preis für Chemie

Selected Publications:

  • French, B. M.; Köberl, C. (2010) The convincing identification of terrestrial meteorite impact structures: What works, what doesn't, and why. Earth-Science Reviews, Bd. 98, S. 123-170.
  • Gohn, G. S.; Köberl, C.; Miller, K. G.; Reimold, W. U.; Browning, J. V. et al. [..] (2008) Deep drilling into the Chesapeake Bay impact structure. Science, Bd. 320, S. 1740-1745.
  • Ferrière, L.; Köberl, C.; Ivanov, B. A.; Reimold, W. U. (2008) Shock metamorphism of Bosumtwi impact crater rocks, shock attenuation, and uplift formation. Science, Bd. 322, S. 1678-1681.
  • Bodiselitsch, B.; Köberl, C.; Master, S.; Reimold, W. U. (2005) Estimating duration and intensity of Neoproterozoic Snowball glaciations from Ir anomalies. Science, Bd. 308, S. 239-242.
  • Köberl, C.; Shirey, S. B. (1993) Detection of a meteoritic component in Ivory Coast tektites using rhenium-osmium systematics. Science, Bd. 261, S. 595-598.