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Prof. Dr. Lutz Hecht

Lutz Hecht
Fax: +49 30 889140 - 8565

Museum für Naturkunde
Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung
Invalidenstraße 43
10115 Berlin



Research interests:

  • Petrology, geochemistry und alteration of impactites
  • Chemical and mechanical interaction between projectiles and target rocks in experiments
  • Fluid-rock interaction and genesis of mineral deposits (Europe, Canada, Australia, South Africa)

Research projects:

Publications (Selection)

Koeberl, C., Claeys, P., Hecht, L., McDonald, I. (2012): Geochemistry of Impactites. Elements, 8, 37–42.

Hecht, L., Wittek, A., Riller, U., Mohr, T., Schmitt, R.T., Grieve, R.A.F. (2008): Differentiation and emplacement of the Worthington Offset Dike of the Sudbury Impact Structure, Ontario. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 43, 1659-1679.

Tagle, R. and Hecht, L. (2006): Geochemical identification of projectiles in impact rocks. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 41, 1721-1735.

Hecht, L., Wittmann, A., Schmitt, R.T., Stöffler, D. (2004): Composition of impact melt particles and the effects of post-impact alteration in suevitic rocks at the YAX-1 drill core, Chicxulub crater, Mexico. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 39, 1169–1186.

Hecht, L. and Cuney, M. (2000): Hydrothermal alteration of monazite in the Precambrian basement of the Athabasca Basin (Saskatchewan, CANADA): implications for the genesis of unconformity-related uranium deposits. Mineralium Deposita, 35, 791-795.