This summer school follows the CIDER program with two weeks of formal lectures and tutorials and two weeks of working on interdisciplinary research projects in small groups. The topics are chosen by brainstorming during the first two weeks. It is open to advanced PhD students and postdocs.
- Geodynamics: Core dynamics, mantle dynamics, core formation, geo- and palaeomagnetism, geodynamo theory, core-mantle coupling.
- Earth structure seen from its gravity field.
- Seismology: body waves, normal modes and surface waves, inverse problem theory, seismic tomography, structure near the core-mantle boundary.
- Mineral physics: Crystal structure, deformation mechanisms, ab initio calculations, physical properties of the core and mantle.
- Geochemistry: Isotopic geochemistry, heterogeneity of the mantle, evolution of the Earth, core formation, magma ocean processes.
First fortnight: Lectures, tutorials, seminars. Second fortnight: Reseach projects in small inter-disciplinary groups, with one or two senior researchers.
- Sanne Cottaar (Cambridge University)
- David Dobson (University College London)
- Paula Koelemeijer (Royal Holloway University)
- Monika Korte (GFZ Potsdam)
- Maylis Landeau (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris)
- Allen McNamara (Michigan State University)
- Jonathan Mound(University of Leeds)
- Isabelle Panet (Institut Géographique National)
- Nathanaël Schaeffer (Université Grenoble Alpes)
- Andreas Stracke (University of Münster)
- Reidar Trønnes (Natural History Museum, Oslo)
- Lidunka Vočadlo (University College London)
- Richard Walker (University of Maryland)
- Stéphane Labrosse, ENS de Lyon, France.
- Barbara Romanowicz, UC Berkeley, US and Collège de France.
- Tine Thomas, Univ. Münster, Germany.
- Paul J. Tackley, ETH Zürich, Switzerland.
- Véronique Dehant, Observatoire Royal de Belgique.
- John Brodholt, University College London.
- Philippe Cardin, ISTerre, Grenoble, France.
Application and registration fee
The number of participants is limited to 50, the scientific committe will select the participants to ensure a diversity of fields. Applicants must send a CV with a few words on the topics of interest.
Applications are open through the School’s website.
Application deadline extended to March 15 (despite what is written on that website).
The registration fee is 1920€ (tax included) and covers the costs for lodging and meals for the four weeks. Depending on grants we may obtain in the next few months, we may be able to offer fellowships to selected participants.
Les Houches school of Physics is located in Les Houches, at the entrance of the Chamonix valley, at the foot of the Mont-Blanc, in the French Alps. It offers all necessary facilities, with a lecture room (70 seats, see image by Ed Garnero), several rooms for group working, internet access, a restaurant and chalets for housing. The price of school includes food, lodging and access to all facilities for the four weeks.