Laboratory for Geodynamics 

Department of Earth Sciences | University of Oxford

Theoretical Dynamics of the Fluid Earth

Laboratory for Geodynamics 

Department of Earth Sciences | University of Oxford

Theoretical Dynamics of the Fluid Earth

News

The FoaLab welcomes Dr Tim Davis to the University of Oxford. Tim finished a PhD at GFZ earlier this year and joins the ERC-funded RIFT-O-MAT project at Oxford. He is an expert in magma-driven fracture and diking.

The Dynamics of Partially Molten Rock, a new book by Richard Katz, to be published by PUP in December 2021. https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691176567/the-dynamics-of-partially-molten-rock. The first comprehensive, didactic treatment of this field of geodynamics – for students and researchers.

Three-year Leverhulme-funded postdoc on tidal dissipation in partially molten bodies. https://tinyurl.com/Darcy-tides Joint project with Delft University and Oxford mathematics. Applications accepted until 23 July.

Three-year Leverhulme-funded postdoc on tidal dissipation in partially molten bodies. https://tinyurl.com/Darcy-tides Joint project with Delft University and Oxford mathematics. Applications accepted until 23 July.

Congratulations to PhD student and FoaLab member Tom Breithaupt on winning the Guralp Prize for excellence in postgraduate research! @GuralpSystems @OxEarthSciences

The Department of Earth Sciences at Oxford has just advertised a vacancy for an Associate Professor of Geophysics. Geophysicists of all flavours should apply! Check out the details here: https://tinyurl.com/oxford-exeter-geophysics-APTF. The position includes a tutorial fellowship at Exeter College.

The emergence of porosity bands in lab experiments is striking, robust, and raises important questions. But is it relevant for the MOR mantle where reactive instability occurs? Probably not, according to a novel, elegant analysis by Rees Jones et al. https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggab112

The conference will (hopefully 🤞) take place in person from 10–12 January 2022 @OxfordPhysics, jointly organised by @OxfordAstro, @OxfordAOPP & @OxUniEarthSci. Registration deadline will be 30th September 2021. Hope to see many of you there! 🌎🌏 Please retweet. 🙂

Seeking postdoc applications for the RIFT-O-MAT project on the mechanics of rifting. Applications to tectonics and to ice sheets. Postdoc will focus on fluid-driven fracture and interaction with broader deformation patterns. https://tinyurl.com/rift-o-mat-fracture Closing date: 30 April 2021

Normal grain growth is a classic problem with relevance across disciplines. PhD student Tom Breithaupt has just made a major advance in understanding it. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2021.116699

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