Pre-AGU 2015 CIDER Workshop

The CIDER-II Synthesis Center proposal to the NSF/FESD program has been funded for 5 years starting in summer 2012. We are continuing the summer programs, which are now held every year, alternating "deep" and "shallow" earth themes. We have been launching new activities, among which support for multi-disciplinary working groups on targeted topics, more sustained support for student research groups formed during the summer programs, a CIDER wiki and archival of materials assembled during the summer programs, as well as an annual one day workshop held in Berkeley either right before or right after the Fall AGU meeting.

This one day workshop will serve as a kick-off for the CIDER 2016 Summer Program, on the topic of "Flow in the Earth's Deep Mantle" and a retrospective on past programs, in particular, the most recent 2015 Summer Program

View the Workshop Agenda.

The workshop will feature 30 mn talks by 4 keynote speakers (two on themes related to the 2015 CIDER summer program and two on themes related to the 2016 CIDER summer program) as well as presentations by research groups from the 2015 and prior programs.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Shijie Zhong: "Viscosity and Dynamics of the Lower Mantle and Their Effects on Geophysical Observables"
  • Colleen Dalton: "Estimating mantle temperature and composition: Combining constraints from seismology, mineral physics, and geochemistry"
  • Eric Kirby: "Deconvolving the history of surface deformation in the Appalachian orogen during the Late Cenozoic"
  • Louis Derry: "Global redox processes - how can we constrain the big picture?"

The workshop is open to all - we encourage attendance by both former CIDER junior and senior participants, and those that haven't experienced CIDER yet but would like to find out more about it.

Registration is expected and is open until November 13, 2015. Apply/register here

Workshop Organizers: Barbara Romanowicz, Marc Hirschmann and the CIDER ExCom.

Pre-AGU 2015 CIDER Workshop

Sunday, December 13, 2015, 9:00 am to 5:00pm
Location: University of California, Berkeley, Saturdja Dai Hall,
Banatao Auditorium, Room 310