National Centre of Competence in Research PlanetS
Gesellschaftsstrasse 6 | CH-3012 Bern | Switzerland
Tel. +41 (0)31 631 32 39

Mezger Klaus, Prof. Dr.

Volatiles in the solar system, 1.5_project, Universität Bern, Institut für Geologie
Project Leader P1.5
3012 Bern
+41 31 631 87 89

Please give us a personal quote or a quote of a famous person (e.g. of Albert Einstein) that describes you and your life/work.
“Nothing begets good science as much as the development of a good instrument.” (Sir Humphrey Davy)

Please describe your job in only one sentence and tell us what the most important goal of this work is.
We measure element concentrations and isotope abundances in different materials from the solar system to understand that processes that form and modify planets and planetesimals.

How did you get into this research/work field?
It just happened, curiosity drove me in the right direction.

What would be the greatest discovery you would like to see in your life time?
Direct observation of the chondrule forming process.

You work for the NCCR PlanetS. What do you think will the NCCR enable you to do you couldn’t do without it?
Learn more about the formation of planets in our solar system and beyond.

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