Thematic Programs

International Symposium, Frontier of Understanding Earth's Interior and Dynamics


Information

The purpose of this international symposium is bringing scientists from different fields (physicists, engineers, geologists, geomicrobiologists, and more) to discuss connectivities to shared scientific questions. Our program aims to build and grow a community of interdisciplinary scientists by identifying new approaches to critical problems in earth sciences. Some of our endeavors involve discovery through new technologies. We seek to create new knowledge and insights into the nature and processes occurring inside the Earth. We also seek to understand our place in the solar system, links from the core to the atmosphere, and connections between the biosphere and geosphere through time.

Date

Monday, August 8, 2022 – Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Venue

On–site: TOKYO ELECTRON House of Creativity 3F, Lecture Theater, Katahira Campus, Tohoku University [Access]
Online (Zoom Webinar) Hosted by Tohoku Forum for Creativity

Capacity

Online: 300
* On-site is opened only for those who have a presentation due to COVID preventive measures.

Registration

Registration deadline: Friday, August 5, 2022, 15:00 (JST)
– Closed
* Registration for online participants. Invited speakers don’t need to fill in the registration form.

Speakers

Natsue Abe (JAMSTEC)
Sebastian Baum (Stanford University)
Karianne Bergen (Brown University)
John Hernlund (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Fumio Inagaki (JAMSTEC/Tohoku University)
Matthew Jackson (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Seema Kumari (Indian Institute of Science)
William F. McDonough (Tohoku University / University of Maryland)
Clive Neal (University of Notre Dame)
Kenji Ohta (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Keishi Okazaki (Hiroshima University)
Craig O'Neill (Origins Research Institute)
Ingrida Semenec (Queen's University)
Bernhard Steinberger (GFZ)
Shino Suzuki (JAXA)
Hrvoje TkalČiĆ (Australian National University)
Marissa Tejada (JAMSTEC)
Hiroko Watanabe (Tohoku University)
Yasuhiro Yamada (Kyushu University /Royal Holloway University of London)

Abstract

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Time Schedule  [Aug. 4, 2022 Updated]

Monday, August 8, 2022
Morning Session
Chair: Hiroko Watanabe (Tohoku University)
10:00 – 10:05
Welcome
Motoko Kotani (Executive Vice President for Research, Tohoku University)
10:05 – 10:10
Welcome
Shin'ichi Kuramoto (Executive Director, Japan Agency for Marine–Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC))
10:15 – 10:45
Clive Neal (University of Notre Dame) Online
Frontiers of technology, Exploring Earth's seafloor and beyond
10:45 – 11:15
Ingrida Semenec (Queen’s University) Online
What can neutrinos do for geoscience
11:15 – 11:45
Craig O'Neill (Origins Research Institute) Online
Earth dynamics and its future
11:45 – 12:05
Short presentations
Poster presenters (see list below)
12:05 – 12:20
Morning discussion
Natsue Abe (JAMSTEC)
12:20 – 13:50
Lunch break
Afternoon Session
Chair: William F. McDonough (Tohoku University / University of Maryland)
13:50 – 14:20
Fumio Inagaki (JAMSTEC/Tohoku University)
Exploring the Limits of the Deep Subseafloor Biosphere
14:20 – 14:50
Shino Suzuki (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA))
Life in the deep biosphere
14:50 – 15:20
Hrvoje TkalČiĆ (Australian National University)
A new journey to the Earth’s center with global correlation wavefield
15:20 – 15:50
Afternoon break
15:50 – 16:20
Natsue Abe (JAMSTEC)
Frontiers of sampling the mantle by drilling to the Moho
16:20 – 16:50
Matthew Jackson (University of California, Santa Barbara)
A geoneutrino "telescope" to view the inaccessibly deep interior of the Earth: Ushering in a new era of multi–messenger geophysics
16:50 – 17:30
Poster session
17:30 – 17:45
Summary discussion
Hrvoje TkalČiĆ (Australian National University)
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Morning Session
Chair: Yasuhiro Yamada (Kyushu University / Royal Holloway University of London)
09:00 – 09:30
Karianne Bergen (Brown University) Online
Big data analysis in geoscience
09:30 – 10:00
John Hernlund (Tokyo Institute of Technology) Online
Planetary Hysteresis
10:00 – 10:30
Hiroko Watanabe (Tohoku University)
Ocean Bottom Detector: frontier of technology for understanding the Mantle by geoneutrinos
10:30 – 11:00
Morning break
11:00 – 11:30
Seema Kumari (Indian Institute of Science)
New technologies provide transformative insights into global geochemistry
11:30 – 12:00
Sebastian Baum (Stanford University)
Looking for dark matter with olivine
12:00 – 12:15
Morning discussion
Hiroko Watanabe (Tohoku University)
12:15 – 13:30
Lunch break
Afternoon Session
Chair: Natsue Abe (JAMSTEC)
13:30 – 14:00
Kenji Ohta (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
The Earth's thermal evolution
14:00 – 14:30
Marissa Tejada (JAMSTEC)
Testing the Ontong Java Nui hypothesis
14:30 – 15:00
Keishi Okazaki (Hiroshima University)
Rheology and water cycle in the Earth and planetary interiors
15:00 – 15:30
Afternoon break
15:30 – 16:00
Bernhard Steinberger (GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences) Online
Mantle structures and their origins
16:00 – 16:30
Summary discussion
William F. McDonough (Tohoku University / University of Maryland)
16:30 – 17:00
Community building discussion
Yasuhiro Yamada (Kyushu University /Royal Holloway University of London)

Poster Presenters

  1. Bill Sweidan (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
    Thermal Conductivity of Hydrous Stishovite and Phase A
  2. Yoshihiro Nagaya (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
    The equation of states of B2 and bcc Fe1–xSix
  3. Bunrin Natsui (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
    Large strain deformation experiments of FeO polycrystals under the the lower mantle pressures
  4. Takumi Matsunaga (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
    A Preliminary CMB Heat Flux map
  5. Jun Su (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
    Non-thermal heterogeneity in the lowermost mantle and constraints on convection parameters
  6. Austin Taylor (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
    Stratified Flows in the Core Mantle Boundary
  7. Laura Eberhard (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
    Toward New Methods for modeling complex mantle dynamics
  8. Taichi Sakai (Tohoku University)
    Current status of OBD development and observation sensitivity prediction

Information for invited speakers and poster presenters

  • For all invited speakers and poster presenters:
    – Closed
    Deadline: Friday, July 29, 2022 12:00 (JST)
  • For poster presenters:
    * Required size: A0 size, 84.1 cm wide x 118.8 cm high
    * Please prepare 1–min short presentation to summarize your poster. If you want to show a slide during presentation, please send one–page PDF file to the contact person (hiroko*awa.tohoku.ac.jp (change * to @)) before August 5.

Contact

Email: tfc_webinar2*grp.tohoku.ac.jp (change * to @)

Hosted by

Tohoku Forum for Creativity, Tohoku University