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PhD student day in Lille

11 January 2019 | Posted in Outreach, Student events, TIMEleSS news
Jeff Gay and Estelle Ledoux at PhD student days at UMET in Lille in 2019

Estelle Ledoux and Jeff Gay presented they current work at the PhD student days for the UMET lab in Lille. The symposium is organized yearly in January.

This one-day meeting is an opportunity to discover the work of current PhD students and the evolution of research in the lab. It is an opportunity for exchanges between students and researchers, exchange ideas, and build strong future collaborations.

The full program of the symposium can be found online in the following document.

TIMEleSS PI begins its term at the American Geophysical Union Council

10 December 2018 | Posted in Outreach, TIMEleSS news

The American Geophysical Union held elections to replace its council members earlier in 2018. S. Merkel, one of the TIMEleSS PI’s, was elected for the Mineral and Rock Physics section of AGU.

He will begin is 4-year term as a Council member for AGU on January 1st, 2019. As a member of the Council, representing the broad spectrum of AGU members,  he will oversee the scientific affairs of AGU. The Council is responsible for the scientific affairs of AGU and plays three distinct roles: forming science policy, generating and deliberating science-related ideas, and advising on science and member issues.

He will also endorse the role of president-elect for the Mineral and Rock Physics section in 2019-2020 before becoming the section president for a 2-years term in 2021-2022.

Lecture for high school teachers

26 October 2018 | Posted in Outreach, TIMEleSS news

Forum "Enseigner les Géosciences", Lille, Octobre 2018La convertion dans le manteau

One of the TIMEleSS PI’s gave a general lecture on Mantle Convection this week.

The French geological society meeting (Réunion des Sciences de la Terre) was held in Lille between Oct 22 and Oct 26, 2018, and included a workshop on Teaching Earth Science in High Schools dedicated to high school teachers in Northern France.

The workshop included a day of scientific presentations during which S. Merkel gave a class on Mantle Convection and a day of field trip. The workshop was also a nice and rare opportunity for high school teachers in Northern France to be in contact with international research in their region.

Tine Thomas explains geophysics in Gymnasium!

20 June 2018 | Posted in Outreach, TIMEleSS news

In June 2018, Tine Thomas went to Werner Von Siemens Gymnasium in Gronau to introduce geophysics to the pupils.

Thirty students attended and asked many questions. Will they be our new TIMEleSS members?!