Annonce séminaire : EURopean Intensive Seminars of PETrology Sixth Seminar

EURopean Intensive Seminars of PETrology

Sixth Seminar

« Experimental Petrology and Rock Deformation »

ETH, Zurich (Switzerland), November 20-27, 2010

Deadline for application: 31 August, 2010

We invite applications from PhD students (Master students and post-
docs will be considered if places are not filled by PhD) to the
EURISPET Seminar on « Experimental Petrology and Rock Deformation ».

PERIOD: November 20 (arrival) – November 27, 2010 (departure).

VENUE: Earth Science Department, ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of
Technology), Zurich (

PARTICIPANTS: The School is limited to 35 participants supported by
the EC (30 Early Stage Researchers – up to 4 years research activity
including PhD –, and 5 Experienced Researchers – up to 10 years
research experience), with the possibility of other 5 participants
attending on a self-funded basis. The participants may come from any
country worldwide, but a few conditions exist to be eligible (see
“eligibility” on In addition, selection of
participants will consider criteria of gender balance, regional
balance, quality of past research, student status (with preference for
PhD, post-doc) and knowledge of English.

PROGRAM: The School will consist of one day for student presentations
to enable participants to present and discuss their own research, 4
days of formal lectures with world-known experts, including a session
on Building a Scientific Career and FP7 and 1 day of demonstrations
and laboratory practical training in the experimental laboratories of
the Earth Science Department of ETH. The Seminar will include a broad
range of experimental methods covering the entire pressure-temperature
space of our planet and their applications in Earth Sciences including
phase transitions and phase equilibria, experimental geochemistry,
experimental rock deformation, thermodynamic, kinetic, rheologic and
elastic properties of Earth materials (solids, liquids, glasses,
fluids) as well as spectroscopic methods. A detailed program will be
posted at

CHAKRABORTY (Bochum, Germany), Don B. DINGWELL (Munich, Germany), Dan
FROST (Bayreuth, Germany), Fabrice GAILLARD (Orléans, France), Marc M. HIRSCHMANN (Minnesota, USA), Ronit KESSEL (Jerusalem, Israel), David MAINPRICE (Montpellier, France), Sébastien MERKEL (Lille, France),
Santanu MISRA (Zurich, Switzerland), Hugh O´NEILL (Canberra,
Australia), Fabrizio NESTOLA (Padova, Italy), Michel PICHAVANT
(Orléans, France), Stefano POLI (Milano, Italy), Carmen SANCHEZ-VALLE
(Zurich, Switzerland), Peter ULMER (Zurich, Switzerland), Wim Van
WESTRENEN (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Mike WALTER (Bristol, UK).

FEES: Accepted eligible participants will be fully funded by EC
(registration fee, travel, accommodation and meals, up to the limits
defined by EC) through the Marie Curie Scheme. People (maximum 5)
attending on a self-funded basis should pay 150 Euro (registration)
plus 750 Euro (accommodation and meals) for accommodation in double
room and 1000 EURO for accommodation in single room.

APPLICATIONS: Application, by email to, filling
the form attached, or downloaded at:


31 August 2010: Deadline for application

20 September 2010: Notification of accepted applications.

15 October 2010: Circular with final program and technical details.

EURISPET is a Marie Curie “Series of Events” funded by the European
Commission through the Sixth Framework Programme. The partner
institutions are Università di Padova (Italy, Coordinator), Institut
de Physique du Globe (Paris, France), The Australian National
University (Canberra, Australia), Eötvös-Lorand University (Budapest,
Hungary), Universidad de Granada (Spain), Swiss Federal Institute of
Technology (Zurich, Switzerland).

Eurispet-Zurich Organizing Committee
Peter Ulmer
Bernardo Cesare
Carmen Sanchez-Valle
ETH Zurich