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Interior of the Earth
Gordon Research Conference

Dates

June 2-7, 2013

Location

Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA

Organizers

Chair:
Barbara Romanowicz

Vice Chair:
Marc M. Hirschmann

Meeting Description

The 2013 Gordon Conference on the Earth's Deep Interior will push the leading edge of research on the structure, dynamics and evolution of the deep Earth and planetary interiors. The Conference will address a wide range of topics from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Invited speakers from the fields of geochemistry, geodynamics, geomagnetism, mineral physics and seismology will define the forefront of knowledge and set the stage for a freewheeling discussion and debate of the most pressing scientific questions. Specific session topics include inner core structure and dynamics, the structure and nature of LLSVP's (large low shear velocity provinces), the mantle transition zone and interactions between the upper and the lower mantle, early earth and geochemical reservoirs, rheology and mineralogy of the deep mantle, the core-mantle boundary and core/mantle interactions, planetary interiors. The conference will also provide the opportunity for junior scientists and graduate students to present their work in poster format and exchange ideas with leading researchers. The collegial atmosphere, with programmed discussion sessions and opportunities for informal gatherings, is intended to generate lively exchange and promote cross-disciplinary collaborations.

The 2013 Interior of the Earth Gordon Conference will be preceded by a Gordon Research Seminar aimed at graduate students, postdocs and very junior scientists.

Gordon meetings are special in that they are intimate yet broad in their objectives. We expect an attendance of ~150 for the GRC, and 50-70 for the GRS. Most of the GRS participants are expected to stay for the GRC. Oral contributions are by invitation-only, but there will be vibrant poster sessions in both GRS and GRC, as well as time every afternoon for free interactions between participants young and older. A great oppotunity to start cross-disciplinary collaboration and learn about the most recent findings in neighboring fields. Partial support for graduate students and post-docs may be available.

Related Meeting

This GRC was held in conjunction with the "Interior of the Earth" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.

Contributors

Meeting Program

SUNDAY
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmPlanetary Interiors
7:40 pm - 7:50 pmDiscussion Leader: Lindy Elkins-Tanton (Carnegie Institution of Washington)
"Introductory remarks"
7:50 pm - 8:25 pm Doris Breuer (DLR, Berlin)
"Core formation and magma oceans: from planetesimals to planets"
8:25 pm - 8:40 pm Discussion
8:40 pm - 9:15 pm Steven Hauck (Case Western Univ.)
"Structure and evolution of terrestrial planets: New insights from exploration of the solar system"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:45 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmCore structure and composition
9:00 am - 9:10 am Discussion Leader: Arwen Deuss (Cambridge Univ.)
"Introductory remarks"
9:10 am - 9:45 am James Badro (IPGP, Paris)
"New Experimental and Theoretical Constraints on Core Composition and Formation"
9:45 am - 10:05 am Discussion
10:05 am Coffee Break
10:35 am - 11:10 am Satoru Tanaka (JAMSTEC, Japan)
"Hemispherical inner core: past achievements and new attempts in seismological studies"
11:10 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:05 pm Renaud Deguen (Inst. de Mécanique des Fluides, Toulouse)
"Thermo-compositional evolution and dynamics of Earth's inner core"
12:05 pm - 12:25 pm Discussion
12:25 pm - 12:30 pm Introduction to Poster Session
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session: Outer and inner core
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmOuter core processes and the Earth's magnetic field
7:30 pm - 7:40 pm Discussion Leader: Andy Jackson (ETH, Zurich)
"Introductory remarks"
7:40 pm - 8:15 pm Chris Jones (Univ. of Leeds)
"Rapid dynamics in the Earth's core"
8:15 pm - 8:35 pm Discussion
8:35 pm - 9:10 pm Jon Aurnou (UCLA)
"Developing a Physical Framework for Core Dynamics"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmThe structure, origin and role of LLSVPs
9:00 am - 9:10 am Discussion Leader: Jeroen Ritsema (Univ. of Michigan)
"Introductory remarks"
9:10 am - 9:45 am Vedran Lekic (Univ. of Maryland)
"A long period view of LLSVPs"
9:45 am - 10:05 am Discussion
10:05 am Coffee Break
10:35 am - 11:10 am Ed Garnero (Arizona State Univ.)
"Imaging fine-scale LLSVP structure to infer large-scale dynamical and evolutionary processes"
11:10 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:05 pm Stéphane Labrosse (ENS, Lyon)
"Fractional crystallization in the evolution and structure of the deep mantle"
12:05 pm - 12:25 pm Discussion
12:25 pm - 12:30 pm Introduction to Poster Session
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session: Global mantle models and Early Earth
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFine scale structure of the deep mantle
7:30 pm - 7:40 pm Discussion Leader: Christine Thomas (Univ. of Muenster)
"Introductory remarks"
7:40 pm - 8:15 pm Jennifer Jackson (California Institute of Technology)
"Experimental constraints on wave velocities and melting of deep Earth phases"
8:15 pm - 8:35 pm Discussion
8:35 pm - 9:10 pm Sebastian Rost (Univ. of Leeds)
"Seismic constraints on mixing and melting in Earth's deep mantle"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmRheology and Mineralogy of the deep mantle and core-mantle boundary region
9:00 am - 9:10 am Discussion Leader: Shun-Ichiro Karato (Yale Univ.)
"Introductory remarks"
9:10 am - 9:45 am Sang-Heon Dan Shim (Arizona State Univ.)
"Phase boundaries and heterogeneities in the deep mantle"
9:45 am - 10:05 am Discussion
10:05 am Coffee Break
10:35 am - 11:10 am David Dobson (University College, London)
"Strong topotaxy between perovskite and post-perovskite, and seismic anisotropy in D''
11:10 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:05 pm Kenji Ohta (Osaka Univ.)
"Experimental constraints on electrical and thermal conductivity of the core-mantle boundary region"
12:05 pm - 12:25 pm Discussion
12:25 pm - 12:30 pm Introduction to Poster Session
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session: Lower mantle fine scale structure and composition
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the next Vice Chair; Fill out Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss future Site & Scheduling preferences; Election of the next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmEarly Earth and Geochemical Reservoirs
7:30 pm - 7:40 pm Discussion Leader: Sujoy Mukhopadhyay (Harvard Univ.)
"Introductory remarks"
7:40 pm - 8:15 pm Matt Jackson (Boston University)
"Major and trace element composition of the high 3He/4He (FOZO) mantle: Implications for the composition of the bulk silicate Earth"
8:15 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:15 pm Bernard Bourdon (ENS Lyon)
"Isotope fingerprints for early silicate differentiation of the Earth"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmMantle transition zone and interactions between reservoirs
9:00 am - 9:10 am Discussion Leader: David Stegman (UCSD)
"Introductory remarks"
9:10 am - 9:45 am Yoshio Fukao (JAMSTEC, Yokohama)
"Subducting slabs in and across the transition zone"
9:45 am - 10:05 am Discussion
10:05 am Coffee Break
10:35 am - 11:10 am Saskia Goes (Imperial College, London)
"The transition zone and its role in subduction evolution and tectonics"
11:10 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:05 pm Steve Jacobsen (Northwestern Univ.)
"Seismic velocity model of a hydrous mantle transition zone: a mineral physics perspective"
12:05 pm - 12:25 pm Discussion
12:25 pm - 12:30 pm Introduction to Poster Session
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session: Upper mantle and transition zone
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmUnsolved Problems
7:30 pm - 7:40 pm Discussion Leader: David Stevenson (Caltech)
"Introductory remarks"
7:40 pm - 8:15 pm David Stevenson (Caltech), presenting for Peter Olson
"The New Core Paradox"
8:15 pm - 8:35 pm Discussion
8:35 pm - 9:10 pm Rick Carlson (Carnegie Institution of Washington)
"Unsolved problems: Turning 2D geochemical measurements into a 4D picture of Earth structure"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture
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