TIMEleSS Sessions at EGU 2018

TIMEleSS PI’s will be at EGU 2018!

TIMEleSS PI’s are calling for abstractsat EGU 2018! Look for session sessions GD3.1: Dynamics, structure and evolution of the mantle in the Earth and planetary bodies  GMPV1.8: Applications and perspectives for Earth Sciences research using synchrotron and free-electron-laser radiations Deadline for abstracts submission is tomorrow, Wednesday 10 January 2018, 13:00 CET. Hope to see you in Vienna !

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Opening for two PhD positions!

The TIMEleSS project is looking for 2 PhD student. Both students will investigate the link between microstructures, phase transitions and seismic structures in the Earth’s deep mantle using a combination of advanced diffraction methods at synchrotron sources and in-house experimental facilities. Both positions should start on March 1st, 2018, or whenever the position are filled. The first position will be based at the Institute for Mineralogy of the University of Münster (Germany) under the supervision of  Prof. Dr. Carmen Sanchez-Valle and will focus on materials relevant for deep subducted slabs. The second position will be based at the Unité Matériaux et Transformations of the University of Lille (France) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Sébastien Merkel and will focus on[…]

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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[…]

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