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Department of Human Evolution

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 350
fax: +49 (0341) 3550 - 399

e-mail: streiber@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Tobias Lauer

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Human Evolution
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: 0049 (0) 341 3550 344
fax: 0049 (0) 341 3550 399
e-mail: tobias_lauer@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Research Interests

Tobias Lauer is a research scientist in the geochronology section within the Department of Human Evolution. He is specialized in luminescence- and infrared-radiofluorescence dating and focuses on quaternary and palaeoenvironmental research.

Tobias has a strong background in field work and already worked in various sedimentary environments (e.g. loess, fluvial regimes, coastal dunes, periglacial slope deposits)

During his PhD-thesis at the Leibniz-Institute for Applied Geophysics (LIAG) in Hannover he specialized in luminescence dating, doing both, applied studies in quaternary research and geomorphology and also methodological work in optical dating. During a postdoctoral position at the Geographical Institute in Leipzig Tobias cooperated with dating laboratories in Freiberg and Hannover and used the luminescence dating technique for palaeoenvironmental investigations in Central Germany.
After his stay at Leipzig University, Tobias went back to LIAG and worked on loess-palaeosol sequences in Northern Iran focusing on litho- and chronostratigraphical investigations of these sediment archives in Northern Iran.

In November 2015 Tobias started his position at the Department of Human Evolution where he focuses on optical dating of Paleolithic sites in Europa and Africa.

Furthermore, Tobias intends to contribute to the methodological progress in luminescence and infrared-radiofluorescence dating, concentrating on Middle Pleistocene sediments.