Scientific Program

We have a 3-day scientific program from Monday, September 5th, to Wednesday, September 7th, 2011.

here for the General Timetable with all events and the detailed Scientific Program.

We will have 6 key note talks, 37 oral presentations and about 50 poster presentations.

Key note talk: 40 min + 5 min discussion
Oral presentation: 12 min + 3 min discussion
Poster presentation: Poster size DIN A0 (available space width x height: 90 cm
x 120 cm)

Link to the GFZ-database

Link directly to the abstracts (PDF)

We kindly ask you to provide us with the electronic version of your oral presentation as soon as possible at least one day before your talk.
We have poster sessions on all three days. Each poster will be displayed during the whole meeting but the poster presenters are asked to be at their posters on the following days:

Poster 01 - 20 Monday 16:15 - 17:30
Poster 21 - 33 Tuesday 16:15 - 17:30
Poster 34 - 54 Wednesday 16:15 - 17:30

There will be a poster prize committee going around - so be prepared to give a short oral summary of your poster. The Prize committees select one outstanding presentation each day and award the prize at the end of the session. The value of the award will be 100 EUR.

Best Poster Prize

The purpose of the Best Poster Prize is to encourage scientists to display outstanding posters during the ECMS 2011.

All presenters of posters during the ECMS 2011 except the members of the organizing committee and the poster prize committees.

Awards will be made for outstanding poster presentations including the quality of the abstract. Important is, e.g. the clarity in stating the problem and uniqueness or originality of the research topic and methods.

Members of the Prize committees

Hauke Marquardt
Hans Josef Reichmann
Sylvia-Monique Thomas

Sandro Jahn
Peter Lazor
Stephanie Rossano

Karen Appel
Michael Fechtelkord
Werner Lottermoser

Social Events

Icebreaker Party at the Telegrafenberg, building H: Sunday, September 4th, 18:00 - 21.00
Guided tours of the Telegrafenberg: Sunday, September 4th, 17:15 and 17:30
"Great Refractor Tour": Monday, September 5th, 18:00 - 19:00
Boat trip including dinner: Tuesday, September 6th, 19:00 - 22:00

Registration at the Conference Office

Opening hours:
Sunday, September 4th: 16:30 - 20:00
Monday, September 5th: 08:30 - 14:00
Tuesday, September 6th: 08:30 - 14:00
Wednesday, September 7th: 08:30 - 14:00

Invited Speakers

Daniele Antonangeli
Institut de Mineralogie et de Physique des Milieux Condenses
Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris
„Elasticity of Earth’s deep interior probed by inelastic X-ray Scattering“

François Farges
Laboratoire de minéralogie
Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle Paris
„The rediscovery of the mythic „French Blue“ diamond: from history to spectroscopy“

Anne Hofmeister
Department of Earth and Planetary Science
Washington University
„Understanding heat transfer from the perspective of IR to UV spectroscopy“

Sergio Speziale
Chemistry and Physics of Earth Materials
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
„Elastic properties of materials by Brillouin Scattering“

Michail N. Taran
Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Ore Formation
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
„Optical absorption spectroscopy of transition metal ions-bearing minerals at different temperatures and pressures: some crystal chemical and thermodynamic aspects“

Renata Wentzcovitch
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
University of Minnesota
„Spin crossover systems in the deep mantle“