The TIMEleSS project was selected!

Good news during the gray fall months of 2017: the TIMEleSS project has been selected!

The TIMEleSS acronym stands for “Phase TransformatIons, MicrostructurEs, and their Seismic Signals from the Earth’s mantle”. We will receive a bilateral grant, from the ANR in France and the DFG in Germany, for a total sum of approximately 700 k€. The project includes salaries for 3 PhD students, 1 post-doc, undergraduate works, travel, consumables, and some equipment for our experiments.

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.

With the project, we aim at studying deep mantle discontinuities through a combined mineral physics — seismology approach. The combination of both mineral physics and seismology input be used to model deep mantle processes.

The scientific project is planned to start in the spring of 2018 and will run for 3 years. Stay tuned!