Lectures 2017

The ‘Freiberg Colloquium’ is a series of lectures of the Saxon State Office for Environment, Agriculture and Geology, of the Saxon Mining Authority, of the Geokompetenzzentrum Freiberg. e.V., of the Saxon State Archives/Mining Archives, of the Technical University of Freiberg and of the terra mineralia.

Thursday, 23. March 2017, 7.30 pm

The geological service Saxony as a "treasure hunter" for infrastructure planning

Dipl.- Ing. Sabine Kulikov, Saxon State Office for Environment, Agriculture and Geology
153. Freiberg Kolloquium, senate hall of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Akademiestraße 6

What does Saxony need a Regional Geological Service for? What have geologists got to do with infrastructure planning? Can geologists dig up any other treasures apart from ore, precious metals, and gems? Providing answers to these questions is the aim of this lecture, along with an insight into the day-to-day ‘treasure hunt’, ‘treasure care’ and ‘treasure collection’ of the Geology Department of the Regional Office for the Environment, Farming and Geology. Using specific examples of infrastructure projects either already implemented or currently in the planning stages (eg. transport construction works, retention basins, utility lines and refuse disposal facilities), the results of this ‘treasure hunt’ will be specifically examined and made tangible and comprehensible in detail. And something quite unexpected is also sure to become clear through these examples – earth scientists today are solo practitioners no longer, but ‘networkers’. In more ways than one. Prepare to be surprised.

Thursday, 20. April 2017, 7.30 pm

Rare earth elements and a murder at terra mineralia

Laura Charlene Hall B.Sc., M.A., terra mineralia
Curator of ‘CSI Freiberg – a murder at terra mineralia’ special exhibition
154. Freiberg Kolloquium, senate hall of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Akademiestraße 6

Thursday, 18. May 2017, 7.30 pm

Prospecting for raw materials from the air in the Ore Mountains

Dr. Richard Gloaguen, Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology
155. Freiberg Kolloquium, senate hall of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Akademiestraße 6

Thursday, 29. June 2017, 7.30 pm

Abraham Gottlob Werner and the geosciences

Prof. Gerhard Heide, TU Bergakademie Freiberg  
156. Freiberg Kolloquium, senate hall of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Akademiestraße 6

Thursday, 28. September 2017, 7.30 pm

Saxon raw materials data – treasures for business and science: results of the ROHSA 3 project

Dipl.-Geol. Katrin Kleeberg, (SOBA, LfULG)
157. Freiberg Kolloquium, terra mineralia lecture room, Freudenstein Castle

Thursday, 26. October 2017, 7.30 pm

Arno Hermann Müller and palaeontology in the GDR

Prof. J.W. Schneider, Dr. H. Walter, Freiberg
158. Freiberg Kolloquium, terra mineralia lecture room, Freudenstein Castle

Thursday, 30. November 2017, 7.30 pm

Restoration with limestone/marble using the example of Freiberg Cathedral

Prof. Heiner Siedel, TU Dresden
159. Freiberg Kolloquium, terra mineralia lecture room, Freudenstein Castle