Dynamics of the Earth’s Interior

The ultimate goal of geodynamics is to understand the past, present, and future behavior of the earth as a whole and its system (solar system), and use these knowledge to provide the material and environmental foundation for the sustainable development of human existence. Knowledge of the physico-chemical properties of geomaterials (i.e., rocks, magmas, minerals, fluids, melts) under extreme conditions can provide critical clues for inferring a variety of physical and chemical processes in Earth’s interior (including subduction, convection, devolatilisation, melting, crystallization and volcanic eruption) and the evolution of the Earth as a habitable planet. To address these issues, our session aims at bringing together researchers who study the deep Earth’s interior from its early accretion to the present day using complementary approaches. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 1) Physical properties (e.g., elasticity, thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity, seismic velocity, diffusion, EoS of PVT, etc) of geomaterials at the relevant P-T conditions; 2) Geochemical behavior (partitioning, isotope fractionation, cycling) of elements (e.g. major, traces, volatiles, and isotopes) as well as the origin and possible persistence of geochemical reservoirs in the deep mantle; 3) Geophysical observations (e.g., seismic, MT) of the deep Earth; 5) Rheology and deformation of geomaterials; 5) Evolution of the Earth through time using (e.g., geodynamic, geochemical dynamics) models.
We welcome wide-ranging approaches across all the disciplines of geophysics, geochemistry and petrology, including laboratory-based measurements under high-P and high-T; field-based studies; numerical/modeling simulations; and novel and established geochemical tracers spanning major and trace elements, stable and radiogenic isotopes. We sincerely invite you experts who are interested in this field to attend this symposium and share your perspectives and opinions.

Heping Li (Key Laboratory of High-temperature and High-pressure Study of the Earth’s Interior, Institute of Geochemistry, CAS) (Key Laboratory for High-Temperature and High-Pressure Study of the Earth’s Interior, Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guiyang, Guizhou 550081, P. R. China, liheping@vip.gyig.ac.cn

Important Dates
Aug. 19th (Sat) to 24th (Thu), 2017
(Aug. 19 to 23, 2017: Scientific Program)

Abstract Submission Opens:
Jan. 30th, 2017

Early Bird Registration Due:
Apr. 30th, 2017

Abstract Submission Due:
May 30th, 2017

Advanced Registration Due:
Aug. 10th, 2017

Manuscript Submission Due:
Aug. 23rd, 2017