Max W. Schmidt: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2019

Name Prof. Dr. Max W. Schmidt
Inst. für Geochemie und Petrologie
ETH Zürich, NW E 81.1
Clausiusstrasse 25
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 79 88
Fax+41 44 632 16 36
DepartmentEarth Sciences
RelationshipFull Professor

651-0251-00LSeminar Petrology0 credits2SM. W. Schmidt, O. Bachmann
AbstractSeminar series with external and occasional internal speakers addressing current research topics in Petrology.
ObjectiveEinblick in Forschungstaetigkeit und Methodik. Erarbeitung von Datensets und Entwicklung von unmittelbaren Schlussfolgerungen sowie Einordnen der Ergebnisse in den groesseren Kontext.
ContentSeminar series addressing current research topics in Petrology (Magmatic Petrology and Crystalline Geology and Experimental Petrology)
651-0254-00LSeminar Geochemistry and Petrology0 credits2SO. Bachmann, M. Schönbächler, C. Chelle-Michou, M. W. Schmidt, D. Vance
AbstractSeminar series with external and occasional internal speakers addressing current research topics. Changing programs announced via D-ERDW homepage (Veranstaltungskalender)
ObjectivePresentations on isotope geochemistry, cosmochemistry, fluid processes, economic geology, petrology, mineralogy and experimental studies. Mostly international speakers provide students, department members and interested guests with insight into current research topics in these fields.
ContentWöchentliches Seminar mit Fachvorträgen eingeladener oder interner Wissenschafter, vornehmlich zu Themen der Geochemie, Isotogengeologie, Hydrothermalgeochemie, Lagerstättenbildung, Petrologie, Mineralogie und experimentelle Studien.
651-3402-00LMagmatism and Metamorphose I4 credits2V + 1UM. W. Schmidt, P. Ulmer
AbstractThis course treats the generation and evolution of igneous rocks as well as the metamorphism of igneous and sedimentary rocks as products of geodynamic processes operating within the Earth´s interior.
ObjectiveThis course combines petrography, geochemistry, experimental and theoretical petrology to assess fundamental igneous and metamorphic processes controlling the generation and evolution of igneous and metamorphic rocks in time and space. Principle targets are (1) the generation of magmas in the Earth mantle and crust, differentiation and emplacement of magmas at depth and on the surface and (2) metamorphism of igneous and sedimentary rock series and their relationships in the framework of global tectonics. The material is mostly presented in qualitative way. A quantification of igneous and metamorphic processes based on modal mineralogy, geochemistry, phase petrology and thermodynamic principles is assessed and further promoted in the accompanying homework and exercises.

Basic knowledge of rock-forming minerals and the classification of igneous and metamorphic rocks are required and will be further trained during the exercises.
ContentIntroduction – Historic evolution – magmatism-metamorphism-tectonics
Earth mantle – composition, metamorphism, deep mantle mineralogy
Partial melting of the Earth´s mantle
Binary and ternary subsolidus and liquidus phase diagrams
Tholeiitic magmatism – MORB and large igneous provinces (LIP)
Subduction zones – Magmatism at convergent plate margins, H2O-cycle
Geochemistry in igneous petrology
Igneous differentiation processes at convergent plate margins
Metamorphism of pelitic rocks (metapelites) and crustal melting
Material cycles at convergent plate margins
Lecture notesLecture notes and homework are provided and additional material is made available on Moodle.
LiteratureAs supplementary material we recommend the book by J.D. Winter. «Principles of Igneous and metamorphic petrology», Prentice Hall, 2001.
Prerequisites / Notice7 homework assignments must be acceptably solved, the delivery of 9 acceptably solved homework assignments is acknowledged with an increase of the final grade by 0.25.

The end-of-term examination will take place in the two weeks scheduled in January.
651-4233-00LGeotectonic Environments and Deep Global Cycles
Does not take place this semester.
3 credits2VM. W. Schmidt, P. Ulmer
AbstractThis course addresses master students interested in in integral view of processes operating in various tectonic environments, most specifically divergent and convergent plate margins