Marius Schaefer

Dr. Marius Schaefer


Curriculum Vitae

1999 – 2005: Studies of Physics at the University of Freiburg, Germany and Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago

2006 – 2010: PhD in Avalanche Dynamics at SLF in Davos and ETH Zurich, Switzerland

2010 – 2012: Postdoc at Centro de Estudios Científicos, Valdivia, Chile

2012 – 2014: Lecturer at Austral University,  Chile

2014 – now  : Assistant Professor at Institute of Physics and Mathematics of Austral University, Chile

Since 4/2021 – 04/2022: Humboldt Fellow at Institute of Geography










In the last ten years my research was dedicated on the glaciers of the Southern Andes with a special focus on the Patagonian Icefields. I realized simulations of their surface mass balance and also studied their dynamics and calving. I am also in charge of a mass balance monitoring program at Mocho Glacier in the Chilean lake district. From the technical side my focus in on numerical models but I am also very happy to collect new data from the field from time to time in order to challenge my numerical simulations.