Workshop: Numerical Modelling of Chemical Diffusion in Petrology and Geochemistry, March 2024

Following the successful workshop of October 2023, Professor E. Moulas from the Institute for Geosciences offers a workshop on modeling chemical diffusion with applications to problems in geochemistry. It will take place from 11 to 15 of March 2024 in the Inst. for Geosciences, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz.

Over the past years, the development of computers and analytical equipment has made inverse diffusion modelling a very important tool in Geosciences. In this workshop, the participants will learn to develop numerical codes “from scratch” in order to solve diffusion problems for petrological applications. The overall schedule of the course is as follows:

1) Introduction to diffusion problems - analytical solutions and simple numerical implementations.

2) Introduction to time-transformation techniques - applications of Geospeedometry and Diffusion Chronometry.

3) Introduction to the Finite Element Method in 1-D.

4) Diffusion Couples and the application to Geospeedometry.

5) Non-linear (concentration dependent) and/or (depending on time) Multicomponent Solution implementations.

During the 5 days of the workshop the participants will develop their own diffusion codes that could be used in answering real-research questions. The participants will also learn how to benchmark their codes using available analytical solutions.

The registration fee is 80EUR per person.Members of the Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft (DMG) receive a 50% discount.

For more information, please contact Evangelos Moulas or check the website.

Participants of the October 2023 Workshop