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Geology of the Alpine Chain

Géologie de la chaîne alpine

Responsible Faculty: Faculty of Geosciences and Environment (FGSE)

Teacher(s): Lukas Baumgartner, François Bussy, Jean-Luc Epard, Othmar Müntener
Lecturer(s): -

Validity: 2010 -> 2012

No timetable defined.

Practical work

Spring semester
27 hours per semester

Teaching language(s): French
Public: Yes
Credits: 0


Critical reading of recent publications related to the genesis of the alpine orogen and oral presentation in front of the students.


Courses and seminars on various topics of Alpine Geology

Variscan orogeny
Lower Penninic and the Adula nappe;
Relics of Mesozoic rifting in the Alps;
Plate tectonics in the Alpine context;
HP metamorphism in the Alps.

List of scientific papers related to the different themes is distributed at the beginning of the course


Seminars (oral presentation by students) on scientific papers in relation with the course topics.


Liste des articles scientifiques en relation avec les différents thèmes est distribuées au début du cours.

Programme requirements

Introduction to Earth sciences, Regional Geology,
Basic courses in Mineralogy, Petrology, Structural Geology and related field courses.

Canton de Vaud
Swiss University
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