Dr. Andreas Kronz

Position: Head of the EPMA Laboratory

Area of expertise: standardization and reference materials for in situ analytical techniques, geospeedometry, climate archives, archaeometry: glass & archaeometallurgy

Research Interests


since 01/1998: Scientific assistant and head of the EPMA Laboratory at the Geoscience Center, University of Göttingen, DE
02/1992 – 05/1997: PhD studies at the University of Mainz, DE

PhD thesis:

10/1997 – 06/2003: Diploma studies in Earth Sciences at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, DE

Diploma thesis:

Student education

My teaching at the Georg-August-University includes:

B.Geo.202, LV 2: Mikrosonde und Elektronenmikroskopie
B.Geo.210: Bachelor-Projekt


Moore, G.W.K, Halfar, J., Majeed, H., Adey, W. & Kronz, A. (2017). Amplification of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation associated with the onset of the industrial-era warming. Scientific reports, 7, 40861.

Kronz, A., Hilberg, V., Simon, K. & Wedepohl, K.H. (2016). Glas in Haithabu. ZAM Zeitschrift für Archäologie des Mittelalters, 43, 39–58.

Halfar, J., Adey, W.H., Kronz, A., Hetzinger, S., Edinger, E. & Fitzhugh, W.W. (2013). Arctic sea-ice decline archived by multicentury annual-resolution record from crustose coralline algal proxy. PNAS, 110 (49), 19737–19741. doi

Wedepohl, K.H., Kronz, A. & Simon, K. (2011). Data on 61 chemical elements for the characterization of three major glass compositions in late antiquity and the Middle Ages. Achaeometry, 53,81–102. doi

Halfar, J., Steneck, R.S., Joachimski, M., Kronz, A. & Wanamaker, A. (2008). Coralline red algae as high-resolution climate recorders. Geology, 36, 463–466.

Nasdala, L., Hofmeister, W., Norberg, N., Mattinson, J.M., Corfu, F., Dörr, W., Kamo, S.L., Kennedy, A.K., Kronz, A., Reiners, P.W., Frei, D., Kosler, J., Wan, Y., Götze, J., Häger, T., Kröner, A. & Valley, J.W. (2008). Zircon M257 – a homogeneous reference material for the ion microprobe U-Pb-analysis of zircon. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 32, 247–265

Wiedenbeck, M., Peck, W.H., Valley, J., Sylvester, P., Whitehouse, M., Hanchar, J., Kronz, A., Morishita, Y., Nasdala, L. & twenty-one others (2004). Further Characterization of the 91500 Zircon Crystal. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 28, 1, 9–39.

Zack, T., Moraes, R. & Kronz, A. (2004). Temperature dependence of Zr in rutile: Empirical calibration of a rutile thermometer. Contributions to Mienralogy and Petrology, 148, 471–488.

Zack, T., von Eynatten, H. & Kronz A (2004) Rutile geochemistry and its potential use in quantitative provenance studies. Sedimentary Geology, 171, 37–58.

Müller, A., Wiedenbeck, M., van den Kerkhoff, A.M., Kronz, A. & Simon, K. (2003). Trace elements in quartz – a combined electron microprobe, secondary ion mass spectrometry, laser-ablation ICP-MS, and cathodoluminescence study. European Journal of Mineralogy, 15, 747–763.