TIMEleSS at PETRA, June 2018

Busy week-end for the TIMEleSS team

Members of the TIMEleSS project are spending a few days at the P02.2 beamline of the PETRA III synchrotron in Hamburg. Week-end will be busy and samples will get hot! On the picture: Melissa Achorner (WWU Münster), Sergio Speziale (GFZ Potsdam), Estelle Ledoux (Univ. Lille), Matthias Krug (WWU Münster), Ilya Kupenko (WWU Münster), Julien Chantel (Univ. Lille), and Carmen Sanchez-Valle (WWU Münster).

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Federica gives her first talk

Federica Rochira gave her first talk at the Institute of Geophysics in Münster. She presented her part of the TIMEleSS project and the first results about the out-of-plane reflections in the mid-mantle. The seismology group of Münster was present but also Carmen and Matthias of the Institute of Mineralogy, also involved in the TIMEleSS project.

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Estelle Ledoux

Estelle Ledoux joins the TIMEleSS project

Estelle Ledoux is a PhD student in the Earth and Planetary Materials group at the Université de Lille since May 2018. She received a Bachelor degree in Geology from the Université de Caen and a Master degree in Earth, Environment and Planetary sciences at the Université de Orléans. She is interested in minerals, their microstructures, and how they can be induced by deformation. After working on the deformation of natural plutonic rocks under the Cyclades islands, she is now looking into the Earth’s interior. Her PhD project is funded by the Université de Lille and TIMEleSS. He role within TIMEleSS will concern phase transitions in mantle minerals.

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Federica Rochira

Federica Rochira joins the TIMEleSS project

Federica Rochira is a PhD student in the seismology group at WWU Münster since March 2018. She received a Bachelor degree in Geology and a Master degree in Geophysics at the University of Bari in Italy. She is fascinated by the structure and composition of the Earth. After working on the Earth’s crust, she is now looking deeper into the mantle using a multidisciplinary approach that combines seismology, the most powerful tool “to see” the interior of the Earth, with mineral physics, the key to interpret seismic data. Her PhD project within TIMEleSS focuses on investigation of seismic signals from structures and discontinuities in the mid-mantle using array seismology method.

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Matthias Krug joins the TIMEleSS project

Matthias Krug is a PhD student in the mineralogy group at WWU Münster since April 2018. After finishing his Bachelor’s in Geosciences he continued with a Master’s in Geomaterials, both in Göttingen. He is interested in the composition of the earth’s interior and how different minerals and their phase transitions determine the behavior of the whole system. His contribution to the project will be to investigate microstructures and textures induced by phase transition in basaltic crust using high-pressure synchrotron experiments.

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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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