The Rock Deformation GRS provides a unique forum for young doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to present their work, discuss new methods, cutting edge ideas, and pre-published data, as well as to build collaborative relationships with their peers. Experienced mentors and trainee moderators will facilitate active participation in scientific discussion to allow all attendees to be engaged participants rather than spectators.
Tectonic plate movement, the earthquake cycle, resource extraction, volcanic activity, and the growing importance of geo-storage, are just a few examples of the critical importance of rock deformation on our dynamic Earth. Understanding these processes requires integration of disparate datasets collected across orders-of-magnitude different spatial and temporal scales. Consequently, although individual research projects may focus on specific geological environments, the scientific techniques employed, the results obtained, and the conclusions drawn often have broader applications across the field of rock deformation. For this GRS, we invite contributions from all perspectives that are dedicated to advancing our understanding of rock deformation processes and their applications in both natural and anthropogenically influenced geological environments. We hope that the work presented will remain at the cutting edge of rock deformation research, while also exhibiting the breadth of our field to early career scientists seeking innovative practices, ideas, and collaborative opportunities in their future research.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by April 28, 2024. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.