Research in a nutshell

How can a complicated scientific question be presented in 90 seconds? That was the task for the doctoral students and postdocs of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt at this year’s Young Researcher Day 2021. This day was aimed at all doctoral students and postdocs at KU with various offers, such as scientific career planning. The task was to present the own research project in a short video. The winners were the three doctoral students Moritz Altmann, Jakob Rom and Fabian Fleischer from the SEHAG subproject Hillslope processes. The video shows the journey from Eichstätt to one of the study areas, the geomorphological slope processes to be studied, the various ways of measuring the earth’s surface, the processing of historical digital elevation models and several successive shaded elevation models that make the dynamics of the slope processes visible. The results show firstly the high geomorphological activity and instability of a recently deglaciated lateral moraine and secondly the acceleration of a rock glacier that we have observed since the 1990s.

The winner’s video can be viewed on the Facebook page of the University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.