8-13 Jul 2018 Edmonton (Canada)

Scientific Program

Sunday July 8, 6-8 pm

The Icebreaker will be held on Sunday, 8 July, between 6-8pm, in front of the CCIS building (see Maps, on Main Menu).  This is where conference participants can pick up their conference badge. Badges may also be picked up next to the lecture room on the Monday morning.

Oral sessions will take place from Monday morning until Friday at around noon. Talks take place in lecture room CCIS 1-430. Morning sessions will start at 9:00. Afternoon session will run until about 18:00.  Each session will start with a review talk (~ 50-minutes), followed by two shorter research talks (~25-minutes). Discussion will be lead by the two co-chairs of each session. Speakers are asked to allow several minutes for questions and changeover. Planning of poster contributions is in progress. Poster boards are 1.8 m wide, 1.2 m tall (6 feet wide, 4 feet tall).  

Oral Presentation Abstracts (All sessions, S1 - S8)

Poster Abstracts for all Sessions:


Schedule for all morning and afternoon sessions


  • 09:00 - 09:50 Review Presentation
  • 09:50 - 10:15 Research talk 1
  • 10:15 - 10:40 Research talk 2
  • 10:40 - 11:40 Poster Viewing and Coffee Break
  • 11:40 - 12:30 General Discussion


  • 14:15 - 15:05 Review Presentation
  • 15:05 - 15:30 Research talk 1
  • 15:30 - 15:55 Research talk 2
  • 15:55 - 16:55 Poster Viewing and refreshments
  • 16:55 - 17:45 General Discussion

Monday, July 9, 2018


S1 : Mantle Structure and Composition;

Chairs: Nick Schmerr, University of Maryland, USA
            Laura Cobden, University of Utrecht, Netherlands

Review talk: Frédéric Deschamps, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Research talks: 1 - Maxwell Rudolph, University of California Davis, USA; 2 - Ana Ferreira, University College London, UK


S2 : Mantle History and Dynamics; 

Chairs: Bernhard Steinberger, GFZ Potsdam, Germany
            Christian Maas, University of Muenster, Germany

Review talk: Stéphane Labrosse, Université de Lyon, France
Research talks: 1 – Philip Heron, Durham University, UK; 2 – Juliane Dannberg, Colorado State University, USA


Tuesday, July 10


S3 : Core-Mantle Boundary; 

Chairs: Paula Koelemeijer, Oxford University, UK
             Kenji Ohta,Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Review talk: John Hernlund, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Research talks: 1: Zatman Lecture - Harriet Lau, Harvard University, USA; 2 - Ryuichi Nomura, Ehime University, Japan


S4 : Outer Core Observations, structure, composition; 

Chairs: Hagay Amit, Université de Nantes, France
            Alexandre Fournier, IPGP, France

Review talk: Kei Hirose, ELSI, Japan
Research talks: 1 - Sabrina Sanchez, Max Planck Institute for solar system research, Germany; 2 - Julien Baerenzung, University of Potsdam, Germany


Wednesday, July 11


S5 : Outer Core Dynamics and modelling;

Chairs: Binod Sreenivasan, Indian Institute of Science, India
             Kumiko Hori, University of Leeds, UK

Review talk: Nathanael Schaeffer, Université Grenoble-Alpes, France
Research talks: 1 - Maylis Landeau, Cambridge University, UK; 2 – Stefano Maffei, University of Colorado, USA




Thursday, July 12


S6 : Inner Core;

Chairs: Mike Bergman, Simon's Rock College, USA
            Lauren Waszek, New Mexico State University, USA

Review talk: Sébastien Merkel, Université de Lille, France
Research talks: 1 - Marine Lasbleis, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan; 2 - Tao Wang, Nanjing University, China


S7 : Experiments; 

Chairs: Henri-Claude Nataf, Université Grenoble-Alpes, France
            Jennifer Jackson, Caltech, USA

Review talk: Michael Le Bars, Université Aix-MArseille, France
Research talks: 1 - Jin Zhang, University of New Mexico, USA; 2 - June Wicks, Johns-Hopkins University, USA


Friday, July 13 


S8 : Other Planets, Observations & Modelling; 

Chairs: Tim Van Hoolst, Royal Observatory of Belgium
            Catherine Johnson, University of British Columbia, Canada

Review talk: Steven Hauck, Case Western University, USA

Research talks: 1 - Kimberley Moore, Harvard University, USA; 2 - Diana Valencia, University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada



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