On Monday, 11th of October, we met with all project-collaborators online. It was a great meeting, with some interesting short talks by Ági, Lars, Rene and Menno, following with a good amount of discussion.
We are all very exciting to collaborate on this project!
PI Ági Király was invited to give a keynote presentation at the German-Swiss Geodynamic workshop the end of August in Bad Belzig, Germany. The workshop had a record number of participants, as this was the first in person conference many could experience in 2 years. Ági gave a great lecture about subduction dynamics and slab interactions, based on the paper Király et al., 2021. Photo credit: @EGU_GD
It was a pleasure to participate and meet with the German and Swiss colleagues!
At the starts of July, Project Manager Ágnes Király, together with project partners and ASPECT developers Juliane Dannberg, Rene Gassmoeller, and Menno Fraters, have participated at a two weeks workshop aiming to work on new developments for ASPECT. It was challenge that we all accepted and finally we had an enjoyable 2 weeks long workshop. The part of anisotropy had faced some difficulties, but significant progress has been and continued to be made.
About the Ph.D. Project:
The Ph.D. candidate will be responsible for a distinct sub-project within ANIMA (WP3.1), and will also be involved in the overall progress of the project. WP3.1 involves researching the development of olivine crystallographic preferred orientation (CPO) and the developing anisotropic viscosity around subduction zones, and understanding their effect on mantle flow patterns, temperature structure, and subduction geometry. The candidate will use the freely available community geodynamics code ASPECT.
More about the position and requirements can be found on the application site.