The TIMEleSS project aims at studying interfaces in the Earth’s mantle combining observations from seismology, mineral physics experiments, microstructures, and wave propagation modeling. It is supported through a bilateral grant, from the ANR in France and the DFG in Germany. The project is led by Sébastien Merkel and Nadège Hilairet at the Université de Lille, Christine Thomas and Carmen Sanchez-Valle from the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, and Sergio Speziale from the Deutsche GeoForschungsZentrum, Potsdam.

Project launch: March 2018
Duration: 36 months
Total ANR-DFG funding: 700 000 €

Latest news

First PI meeting for TIMEleSS

15 March 2018 | Posted in TIMEleSS news

C. Sanchez, C. Thomas, and S. Merkel are in Münster for discussing the outline of the project, laying out the time tables and discuss about hiring of students. More to come soon!

TIMEleSS PI’s will be at EGU 2018!

9 January 2018 | Posted in TIMEleSS news

TIMEleSS PI’s are calling for abstractsat EGU 2018! Look for session sessions

Deadline for abstracts submission is tomorrow, Wednesday 10 January 2018, 13:00 CET. Hope to see you in Vienna !

TIMEleSS Sessions at EGU 2018

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Partner institutions

Université de Lille CNRS   Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster  Deutsche GeoForschungsZentrum

Participating laboratories

Unité Matériaux et Transformations, Université de Lille Institut für Geophysik, Universität Münster
Institut für Mineralogie, Universität Münster Chemistry and Physics of Earth Materials, GFZ

Funding bodies


Agence Nationale de la Recherche Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft  Projet financé par l'ANR