Geo- and Cosmochemistry

Hopp   PD Dr. Jens Hopp - e-Mail

Institut für Geowissenschaften
Im Neuenheimer Feld 234-236
D-69120 Heidelberg

Tel.: 06221/54-4895 -4887
FAX: 06221/54-4805



  • Education and employment
    1999 Diplom in physics (Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik/Fakultät für Physik und Astronomie, Universität Heidelberg)
    2002 PhD. (Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik/Naturwissenschaftliche Gesamtfakultät, Universität Heidelberg)
    2003-2007 Member of research staff (Mineralogisches Institut, Universität Heidelberg
    2004-2007 Research grant funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
    2008- Member of research staff at the Institut für Geowissenschaften, Universität Heidelberg
    2016 Habilitation: Noble gas mantle geochemistry, geochronology and cosmochronology

  • Research interests and current projects
    • Mantle noble gas isotope geochemistry
      • Subcontinental lithospheric mantle
      • Hotspot-Magmatism
      • Carbonatites
      • Noble gas isotope systematics and geodynamical implications
    • 40Ar/39Ar-dating of rocks and minerals
      • Metamorphic and volcanic rocks
      • Meteorites
    • Noble gas geochemistry of noble gases in subduction zones
      • Search for potential carrier phases of noble gases in HP-MP mineral phases
      • Slab related noble gases in the mantle wedge 
      • Reconstruction of volatile element cycles in subduction zone environments

  • Miscellaneous
    • Member of the Geochemical Society
    • Responsible for laser security at Institut für Geowissenschaften, Universität Heidelberg
    • Responsible for radioactive security at Institut für Geowissenschaften, Universität Heidelberg

  • Selected publications
    • Trieloff M., Jessberger E.K., Herrwerth I., Hopp J., Fiéni C., Ghélis M., Bourot-Denise M. and Pellas P. (2003). Structure and thermal history of the H-chondrite parent asteroid revealed by thermochronometry. Nature 422, 502-506.
    • Hopp J., Trieloff M. and Altherr R. (2004) Neon isotopes in mantle rocks from the Red Sea region reveal large-scale plume-lithosphere interaction. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 219, 61-76
    • Hopp J. and Trieloff M. (2005) Refining the noble gas record of the Réunion mantle plume source: implications on mantle geochemistry, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 240, 573-588
    • Hopp J., Trieloff M., and Altherr R. (2007) Noble gas compositions of the lithospheric mantle below the Chyulu Hills volcanic field, Kenya. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 261, 635-648.
    • Hopp J. and Trieloff M. (2008) Helium deficit in high 3He/4He parent magmas: pre-degassing fractionation, not a "helium paradox". Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 9, Q03009, doi:10.1029/2007GC001833.
    • Hopp J., Trieloff M., Brey G., Woodland A.B., Simon N.S.C., Wijbrans J.R., Siebel W., Reitter E. (2008) 40Ar/39Ar-ages of phlogopite in mantle xenoliths from South African kimberlites: Evidence for metasomatic mantle impregnation during the Kibaran orogenic cycle, Lithos, 106, 351-364.



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