Prof. Dr. Esther Schmädicke

Professur für Mineralogie (Petrologie)

Schlossgarten 5a
Tel.: (09131) 85 22608



  • Metamorphic petrology: reconstruction of pressure-temperature histories of metamorphic rocks; petrology/mineral chemistry of high pressure metamorphic rocks/minerals; timing of high pressure metamorphism and exhumation processes; geochemical signatures of metabasites and the relation to plate tectonic environments of melt generation
  • Theoretical petrology: modeling of phase equilibria in complex systems, including solid solutions as continuous exchange vectors; calculation of petrogenetic grids for mafic, ultramafic and calcsilicate rocks in various model systems
  • Petrology of the earth mantle: stability of hydrous phases in the upper mantle; petrology of alpine peridotites and the mechanisms of their emplacement in the crust
  • Microstructures in metamorphic minerals: exsolution/precipitation and ordering processes in pyroxenes and amphiboles
  • Field areas:
    Erzgebirge Crystalline Complex, Odenwald Crystalline Complex, Attic-Cycladic Crystalline/Greece Granulitgebirge, Münchberg gneiss complex, Tauern window

Veröffentlichungen Prof. Schmädicke

Gose, Jürgen ; Schmädicke, Esther ; Markowitz, M. ; Beran, A.:
OH Point defects in olivine from Pakistan.
In: Mineralogy & Petrology (2010), Nr. 99, S. 105-111

Will, T. ; Frimmel, H. ; Zeh, A. ; Le Roux ; Schmädicke, Esther:
Tectonic and crustal evolution of the Shackleton Range, East Antarctica: Geochemical and isotope contraints.
In: Precambrian Research (2010), Nr. 180, S. 85-112

Schmädicke, Esther ; Gose, Jürgen ; Will, T.:
The P-T evolution of ultra high temperature garnet-bearing ultramafic rocks from the Saxonian Granulitgebirge Core Complex, Bohemian Massif.
In: Journal of Metamorphic Geology (2010), Nr. 28, S. 489-508

Will, T. M. ; Zeh, A. ; Gerdes, A. ; Frimmel, H. E. ; Millar, I. L. ; Schmädicke, Esther:
Palaeoproterozoic to Palaeozoic magmatic and metamorphic events in the Shackleton Range, East Antarctica: Constraints from zircon and monazite dating, and implications for the amalgamation of Gondwana.
In: Precambrian Research (2009), Nr. 172, S. 25-45

Romer, Tanja ; Schmädicke, Esther ; Mezger, K.:
Pan-African eclogite facies metamorphism of ultramafic rocks in the Shackleton Range, Antarctica.
In: Journal of Metamorphic Geology (2009), Nr. 27, S. 335-347

Gose, Jürgen ; Schmädicke, Esther ; Beran, A.:
Water in enstatite from Mid-Atlantic Ridge peridotite: Evidence for the water content of sub-oceanic mantle?
In: Geology (2009), Nr. 37, S. 543-546