The scientific theme of this meeting is the "Transport of Materials in
the Dynamic Earth". Session topics are interdisciplinary, and are
designed to promote cross-fertilization of ideas among geochemists,
mineral physicists, and seismologists. We have planned six topical
sessions, each of which will include two formal lectures, a 45 minute
talk by a keynote speaker, and a 20 minute talk by a person that will
also serve as the session chair. After the formal talks in each
session, there will be an extensive discussion period for which we
will coordinate a number of short presentations of new results by
individuals from each "community". At present, the program is as
- Session 1. Imaging the mantle
- Keynote: Yoshio Fukao, Earthquake Research Institute, Univ. Tokyo
- Chair: Guy Masters, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, UCSD
- A session to address recent progress in mapping mantle domains
using global seismic tomography.
- Session 2. Formation and evolution of geochemical reservoirs
- Keynote: Stan Hart, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
- Chair: Marc Hirschmann, Univ. Minnesota, Dept. Geol. Geophys.
- A session to address the formation and evolution of geochemical mantle domains.
- Session 3. High pressure mineral physics
- Keynote: Takehiko Yagi, Earthquake Research Institute, Univ. Tokyo
- Chair: Eiji Ito, Institute for Study of the Earth's Interior, Okayama Univ.
- A session to address how the physical properties of terrestrial materials can be used to build realistic models of Earth structure and dynamics.
- Session 4.Dehydration of subducting slabs and water storage in the mantle
- Keynote: Max Schmidt, CNRS, Clermont-Ferrand/ETH Zuerich
- Chair: Eiji Ohtani, Tohoku Univ.
- A session to address issues encompassing the return of materials to the mantle via subducted crust and lithosphere, and the storage of water in the mantle.
- Session 5. Magmatic differentiation and the evolution of the mantle and core
- Keynote: Eiichi Takahashi, Tokyo Institute of Technology
- Chair: Bernie Wood, Univ. Bristol
- A session to address the role of magmatic differentiation in the formation and evolution of major Earth reservoirs.
- Session 6. Future Perspectives
- Keynote: Ho-kwang Mao, Geophysical Laboratory
- Chair: Dave Rubie, Bayreuth Geoinstitute
- A session to address how the various communities can interact in the future to solve existing questions regarding the transport of material in the dynamic Earth.