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Deep Earth Processes:
Windows on the Working of a Planet

The physical and chemical nature of Earth’s deep interior is key in controlling many of the processes that shape our planet: from mantle convection to melting, from volcanism to plate tectonics. Rationalising the latest observations - be they clues revealed in the compositions of mantle melts, diamond formation, seismological nuances, or atomistic scale predictions - requires interaction across sub-disciplines.

This international meeting drew together the latest ideas and results from geophysicists, geochemists, mineral physicists, geodynamicists and petrologists to identify the processes shaping the inaccessible depths of our planet.

Programme Sessions

  • Earth’s Core
  • Structure & Composition of Earth’s Core
  • Lowermost Mantle
  • Transition Zone
  • Upper Mantle & Mantle Structure
  • Mantle Volatiles
  • Surface Constraints on Deep Earth Processes
  • Mantle Dynamics


  • Sally Gibson (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Saskia Goes (Imperial College, UK)
  • Mike Walter (University of Bristol, UK)
  • Simon Redfern (University of Cambridge, UK)

Keynote speaker

  • John Hernlund (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)

Invited Speakers

  • Chris Ballentine (University of Oxford, UK)
  • John Brodholt (University College London, UK)
  • Arwen Deuss (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Dan Frost (Bayreuth, Germany)
  • Matt Jackson (UC Santa Barbara, USA)
  • Peter van Keken (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Mike Kendall (University of Bristol, UK)
  • Graham Pearson (University of Alberta, CA)
  • Dan Shim (Arizona State University, USA)

Deep Earth Processes

Event Details

Date: 15-16 September 2014
Venue: The Geological Society, Burlington House, London


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Naomi Newbold
The Geological Society
Burlington House
Piccadilly, London
United Kingdom

Tel: 020 7432 0981
Fax: 020 7494 0579
Email Naomi Newbold

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