At the starts of July, Project Manager Ágnes Király, together with project partners and ASPECT developers Juliane Dannberg, Rene Gassmoeller, and Menno Fraters, will participate at a two weeks workshop aiming to work on new developments for ASPECT. We will work on a material model that can calculate anisotropic viscosity from olivine textures stored on particles that advected with the mantle in Geodynamic simulations.We hope that this wtwo weeks will be a great boost for the start of ANIMA.
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.