PhD short course on „Mineralogy, mineral physics and seismology of Earth’s mantle“

The GeoMaX group, in collaboration with seismologists from Münster, organized the 2nd short course on „Mineralogy, mineral physics and seismology of Earth‘s mantle“. The short course took place at BGI Bayreuth, some impressions are given below. In addition to the lectures and practicals given by GeoMaX group members, Christine Thomas from Münster and Laura Cobden from Utrecht, guest lectures were given by Christine Houser from the ELSI in Tokyo. Moreover, a resarch talk was provided by John Hernlund (ELSI). Participants of the 2nd PhD short course on „mineralogy, mineraly physis and seismology of Earth’s mantle“

Practical by PhD student Johannes Buchen on Equations of State

Christine Thomas explains how to analyse seismic data

Practical on „construction of seismic models from mineral physics data“

Participants presenting and discussing their own work

Canoe trip

The GeoMaX group went for a canoe trip on the „Wiesent“. It was quite rainy, but most of the water actually came from below..


Kirsten receives AGU travel grant

PhD student Kirsten was awarded a travel grant from the American Geophysical Union (AGU) to attend the society’s Fall Meeting that will take place in New Orleans at the end of 2017. She receives the grant to present her work on comparative elasticity measurements of ringwoodite and the seismic signature of a hydrated transition zone in Earth’s mantle.Congratulations!