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Welcome to the MEMIN Research Network

The collision of solid bodies is one of the most fundamental geological processes in our solar system. The research unit MEMIN (Multidisciplinary Experimental and Modeling Impact Crater Research Network) financed by the German Research Foundation (DFG) is aimed at understanding the dynamics of hypervelocity impact processes and the formation of meteorite craters by means of experimental and numerical techniques.

MEMIN is delocalized; participating institutes are currently the Univeristy of Freiburg, along with the universities of Jena, Munich and Münster, the Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed ​​Dynamics in Freiburg, the Museum of Natural History, Berlin, DESY Hamburg, and further partners in Beauvais / France and Stony Brook / USA.

Die MEMIN-Truppe trägt in Nördlingen vor

MEMIN at the Paneth Kolloquium


MEMIN will present newest results at this year's Paneth Kolloquium in Nördlingen, Germany (10.-12.10.).

Elmar Buhl

LPI Career Development Award


MEMIN-PhD student Elmar Buhl receives the LPI Career Development Award

Numerische Modellierung von Impaktkratern

MEMIN in the DGG-Mitteilungen "Rote Blätter"


Laboratory Experiments and numerical models compared

MEMIN ist der Knaller!

MEMIN featured in German Geoscience magazine GMIT


MEMIN's current research status was presented in the December 2011 issue of GMIT.