Lectures 2018

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, 25 January 2018, 7.30 pm

Life in the Endless Ice – A Wintering Report

Dr Sissy Kütter, geophysicist, Gotha
160th Freiberg Colloquium, venue: Lecture hall terra mineralia, Freudenstein Castle

Every year just before Christmas, nine new technicians and scientists set out for Neumayer-Station III in Antarctica to relieve their predecessors and look after the station for the coming winter. Over the Antarctic summer from the end of November to the middle of February, the Neumayer-Station, at this stage housing around 50 scientists and technicians, is a hive of activity and the base for numerous projects. Then, when the last aeroplanes have set off on their journeys towards the warm north by the end of February, things get calmer but by no means less exciting. It’s at this point that the stormy season starts, the days get shorter, the temperature falls from a summery -5 to as low as -50°C, and all around the shelf ice several hundred metres thick the sea ice begins to extend. The polar night, during which the sun ceases to rise above the horizon at NMIII for more than 50 days, is also the time of starlit skies, polar lights and the breeding season for Emperor Penguins. Living and working in this setting is a unique experience and forms the subject of this lecture.

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 7.30 pm

291-Million-Year-old Ground: Habitat and Climate Record of
the Chemnitz Fossil Deposits

Prof. Ronny Rößler, Museum für Naturkunde, Chemnitz
161st Freiberg Colloquium, venue: Lecture hall terra mineralia, Freudenstein Castle

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 7.30 pm

Pre-Cenozoic Indications of Mineralisation in the Bitterfeld-Delitzsch Region and Their Relation to Magmatic Activities

Dr Bodo Ehling, Director of Saxony-Anhalt Geological Service Department
162nd Freiberg Colloquium, venue: TU Bergakademie Freiberg Senatssaal, Akademiestr. 6

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 7.30 pm

The Electric Impulse Process: Development Journey of a new Drilling System

Franziska Lehmann (Engineering, TU BAF), Erik Anders (Engineering, TU Dresden)
163rd Freiberg Colloquium, venue: Lecture hall terra mineralia, Freudenstein Castle

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 7.30 pm

‘… for there was nothing to see but suffering …’ –
Shaft Collapse at the Neue Fundgrube in Lugau, 1867:
Causes and Effects of one of Germany’s Worst Mining Disasters

Heino Neuber, Oelsnitz Mining Museum
164th Freiberg Colloquium, venue: Lecture hall terra mineralia, Freudenstein Castle

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 7.30 pm

‘Cornwall – a European Mining Region Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’

Benedikt Steiner MSc, Programme Director and Lecturer in Exploration & Mining Geology,
Camborne School of Mines,
A lecture as part of the MIREU project – Mining and metallurgy regions of EU
165th Freiberg Colloquium, venue: TU Bergakademie Freiberg Senatssaal, Akademiestr. 6

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 7.30 pm

Innovation in Mining

Dr Wolfgang Reimer, Geokompetenzzentrum Freiberg e.V.
166th Freiberg Colloquium, venue: Lecture hall terra mineralia, Freudenstein

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 7.30 pm

10 years of terra mineralia – How it all began
On the genesis of the terra mineralia exhibition

Andreas Massanek (graduate mineralogist), Curator at terra mineralia,
Managing Director, TU Bergakademie Freiberg Geoscientific Collections
167th Freiberg Colloquium, venue: Lecture hall terra mineralia, Freudenstein Castle

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 7.30 pm

The Zinnwald Lithium Project

Prof. Armin Müller, Managing Director, Deutsche Lithium GmbH
168th Freiberg Colloquium, venue: Lecture hall terra mineralia, Freudenstein Castle

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 7.30 pm

Silver from the New World – from the Joachimsthaler to the Potosí

Dr Wolfgang Reimer, Geokompetenzzentrum Freiberg e.V.
169th Freiberg Colloquium, venue: Lecture hall terra mineralia, Freudenstein