Florian Hofmann

graduate student


California Institute of Technology
Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences
MC 100-23
1200 E California Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91125

email: fhofmann@caltech.edu



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Education

since 2013   PhD Geology, California Institute of Technology

2011-2013    MSc Geological Sciences, University of Munich

2007-2011    BSc Geosciences (Geology), University of Munich (LMU) and Technical University of Munich (TUM)



Research
active:

Cosmogenic 3He dating of fine-grained soil iron-oxides

(U-Th)/He dating and cosmogenic exposure dating of goethite

Paleoseimic reconstruction of subduction zone earthquakes in Palau


past:

Neotectonics of the Central Dinarides (southern Croatia)

Flexural modeling and basin analysis of the North Alpine Foreland Basin
Master's Thesis: Long-term flexural behaviour of the continental lithosphere - a reconstruction of paleoflexure in the North Alpine Foreland Basin

Variability in analog models with granular material
Bachelor's Thesis: The effect of material properties (sand vs. glassbeads) on the structural development of analogue Coulomb wedges

Installation of GPS stations (Canada, Croatia)

Monitoring sediment transport in the Bletterbach gorge, Northern Italy




Teaching

Winter 2016 Ge 116 Analytical Techniques Laboratory
Winter 2015 Ge 111 Applied Field Geophysics
SS 2013 Karten und Profile Tutorium (Recitation Session for Maps and Profiles)
Molasse Basin field trip
Northern Calcareous Alps field trip
WS 2012/2013 Übungen zur Allgemeinen Geologie (Exercises for Introduction to Geology and Plate Tectonics)
SS 2012                Karten und Profile (Maps and Profiles)
Molasse Basin field trip
Berliner Hütte field exercise
WS 2011/2012 Übungen zur Allgemeinen Geologie (Exercises for Introduction to Geology and Plate Tectonics)
mapping course in SE Spain
SS 2011 Coburg field trip
Molasse Basin field trip
Elba mapping course
Berliner Hütte field exercise
WS 2010/2011 Übungen zur Allgemeinen Geologie (Exercises for Introduction to Geology and Plate Tectonics)
Structural Geology lab
SS 2010 Berliner Hütte field exercise
Molasse Basin field trip
Franconian Jura field trip
WS 2009/2010 Allgemeine Geologie (Introduction to Geology and Plate Tectonics)
Übungen zur Allgemeinen Geologie (Exercises for Introduction to Geology and Plate Tectonics)
SS 2009 Karten und Profile (Maps and Profiles)
Berliner Hütte field exercise
Molasse Basin field trip
WS 2008/2009 Übungen zur Allgemeinen Geologie (Exercises for Introduction to Geology and Plate Tectonics)



Publications

Hofmann, Florian; Reichenbacher, Bettina; Farley, Kenneth A (2017): Evidence for >5 Ma paleo-exposure of an Eocene–Miocene paleosol of the Bohnerz Formation, Switzerland, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 465, 168–175.



Abstracts/Posters

(8) Hofmann, Florian; Farley, Kenneth A: Eocene-Pleistocene goethite precipitation and exposure history of the Bohnerz Formation, Germany and Switzerland, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting 2016, Denver, Colorado, September 2016.
(7) Hofmann, Florian; Farley, Kenneth A: Evidence for >5 Ma paleo-exposure of a paleosol in the Bohnerz Formation, Switzerland, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting 2015, Baltimore, Maryland, November 2015.
(6) Hofmann, Florian; Rosenau, Matthias; Schreurs, Guido, und Friedrich, Anke M.: Quantifying the effects of material properties on analog models of critical taper wedges, European Geosciences Meeting - EGU2012, Vienna, April 2012.
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(5) Hofmann, Florian; Rosenau, Matthias; Schreurs, Guido, und Friedrich, Anke M.: The Effect of Material Properties on the Structural Development of Analogue Coulomb Wedges, GeoMunich2011, Munich, September 2011
(4) Hofmann, Florian; Carena, Sara und Friedrich, Anke M.: Organizing Field Trips for Large Groups of Undergraduate Students: Our Experience from the Berliner Hütte Field Exercise, Zillertal, Austria, GeoMunich2011, Munich, September 2011
(3) Evers, Serjoscha; Engelmann, Oliver und Hofmann, Florian: "Heureka" in Geological Education? Scientific Research by Undergraduate Students - Learning through Analogue Modeling; GeoMunich2011, Munich, September 2011
(2) Hofmann, Florian; Rosenau, Matthias und Schreurs, Guido: Critical Taper in Sandbox Experiments? Investigations into the Differences between Pushed and Pulled Wedge Experiments, International Geological Modelling Conference - GeoMod 2010, Lisbon, September 2010
(1) Buiter, S.; Schreurs, G. M. Albertz, C. Beaumont, C. Burberry, J.-P. Callot, C. Cavozzi, M. Cerca, J.-H. Chen, E. Cristallini, A. Cruden, L. Cruz, M. Cooke, T. Crook, J.-M. Daniel, D. Egholm, S. Ellis, T. Gerya, L. Hodkinson, F. Hofmann, V Garcia, C. Gomes, C. Grall, Y. Guillot, C. Guzmán, T. Nur Hidayah, G. Hilley, B. Kaus, M. Klinkmüller, H. Koyi, W. Landry, C.-Y. Lu, J. Macauley, B. Maillot, C. Meriaux, Y. Mishin, F. Nilfouroushan, C.-C. Pan, C. Pascal, D. Pillot, R. Portillo, M.Rosenau, W. Schellart, R. Schlische, P. Souloumiac, A. Take, B. Vendeville, M. Vettori, M. Vergnaud, S.-H. Wang, M. Withjack, D. Yagupsky, Y. Yamada: Benchmarking the Sandbox: Quantitative Comparisons of Numerical and Analogue Models of Brittle Wedge Dynamics, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2010, Abstract #T52A-01

Meeting Programmes

Meeting Programme for GeoMunich2011: Fragile Earth - Geological Processes From Global to Local Scales, Associated Hazards & Resources, Munich, Germany, 4-7 September 2011
Meeting Programme for VDP2012: 50. Internationale Jahrestagung des Verbands Deutscher Präparatoren, Munich, Germany, 20-24 March 2012



Downloads

Video about IYPE Antarctic Expedition 2009   Vimeo

Video of analog experiment of pure-shear extension using gypsum and sand   Quicktime format AVI format
sand only   Quicktime format WMV format
gypsum only   Quicktime format WMV format

Video of analog wedge experiment using sand   Quicktime format

first part redrawn   Quicktime format

Plans of LMU permanent GPS station set-up with Short Drilled Braced Monument (SDBM) and power/communication   pdf




last updated 3/26/2017