Prof. Dr. Denis Scholz

Research interests

  • Palaeoclimate reconstruction
  • Caves and speleothems
  • U-series dating
  • Stable isotope fractionation
  • Development of age-depth models

Work experience

since 2015: University Professor (Heisenberg-Professorship) for Speleothem Research/Isotope-geochemical Palaeoclimatology, Institute for Geosciences, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz.

2009 - 2015: Junior-Professor and Head of the Speleothem Research Group, Institute for Geosciences, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz

2008 – 2009: Visiting Fellow (DFG Research Fellowship), School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

2005 – 2008: PostDoc, Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften, DFG Research Group DAPHNE (


2005: PhD, Physics (“U-series dating of diagenetically altered fossil reef corals and the application for sea level reconstruction”), University of Heidelberg, Germany

2001: 1. Staatsexamen, Mathematics/Physics, University of Heidelberg, Germany

1998: Zwischenprüfung Mathematics/Physics, University of Heidelberg, Germany