Geo- and Cosmochemistry



Dr. Katherina Fiege - e-Mail

Institute of Earth Sciences
Im Neuenheimer Feld 234-236
D-69120 Heidelberg


  • Education and employment
    2004 - 2010 Study of Geology/Paleontology at Heidelberg University
    2010 Diplom in Geology
    2010 Promotion Institute of Earth Sciences, Heidelberg University (carried out at MPI für Kernphysik/Heidelberg, IGEP/TU Braunschweig)
    2013 Dissertation 19.6.2013 - Analysis of interstellar dust as seen by the Cassini cosmic dust analyzer
    2013 - 2015 PostDoc at Institute of Earth Sciences, Heidelberg University
    2015 - 2017 Georgia Institute of Technology
    2017 - Institute of Earth Sciences, Heidelberg University
  • Field of research
    • Production, analysis and acceleration of cosmic dust analogues on dust detectors for space missions for calibration purpose.
    • Evaluation and interpretation of mass spectra of the Cosmic Dust Analyzer onboard the Cassini spacecraft.
    • Space Weathering, combination of micrometeorite bombardment with Solar wind irradiation
  • Important Publications
    • Fiege, K., Miller, C., Robinson, L. F., Figueroa, R. Peucker-Ehrenbrink, B. (2009): Strontium isotopes in Chilean river samples: the flux of unradiogenic continental Sr to seawater. Chemical Geology, 268, 337-343 (doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2009.09.013 )
    • Mocker, A., Bugiel, S., Auer, S., Baust, G., Colette, A., Drake, K., Fiege, Grün, E., Heckmann, F., Helfert, S., Hillier, J.K., Kempf, S., Matt,, G. Mellert, T., Munsat, T., Otto, K., Postberg, F., Röser, H.P., Shu, A., Sternovsky, Z. & Srama, R. (2011). A 2 MV Van de Graaff accelerator as a tool for planetary and impact physics research. Review of Scientific Instruments, 82(9), 095111-095111
    • Srama, R., & 43 Co-authors, The Cosmic Dust Analyser onboard Cassini: ten years of discoveries, CEAS Space Journal (2011), 2, 1-4, pp. 3-16
    • Srama R. et al. incl. Postberg F., Hillier, J., Trieloff, M., Fiege K. (2012) SARIM PLUS-sample return of comet 67P/CG and of interstellar matter. Experimental Astronomy 33, 723-751.
    • Hillier, J. K., Fiege, K., Trieloff, M., & Srama, R. (2013). Numerical modelling of mineral impact ionisation spectra. Planetary and Space Science, 89, 159-166.
    • Fiege, K., Trieloff, M., Hillier, J., Guglielmino, M., Postberg, F., Kempf, S., Blum, J. (2014) Calibration of relative sensitivity factors for impact ionization detectors with high velocity silicate microparticles. Icarus, accepted.



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