PhD Position Available

The Metamorphic Processes Research Group (MPRG) at the Institute of Geoscience, JGU Mainz, invites applications for a PhD position in the field of Metamorphic Processes. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research at the intersection of computational methods and geological sciences. 

 Understanding natural processes involves the ability to solve complex systems of equations (partial differential equations – PDEs) in order to predict the time evolution of highly interacting systems. Nowadays, modern programming languages, like Julia, allow the development of fast, high-level algorithms. The successful candidate will focus on the development and application of computational methods related to PDE-constrained optimization in relation to porous fluid flow and metamorphic reactions. This approach allows the integration of geological/petrological/geophysical data in a unified framework. 

You will work within a dynamic and interdisciplinary team, utilizing state-of-the-art computational tools to model and simulate the complex phenomena driving metamorphic transformations. 

Please, check the flyer and full description here.

Valentin Churavy presents "Making dynamic program programs run fast" at the Numerics Seminar, 21.12.2023

M3ODEL is happy to announce that the Numerics Seminar will host Valentin Churavy, MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Valenting is an active member of the Julia Lab, which focuses on theoretical and numerical aspects of the core Julia language, base library, and several other packages.
The seminar will take place at 17 hs. on Thursday December 21st, Hilbertraum 05-432, Staudingerweg 9, JGU Mainz.

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

PI Meeting at Kloster Wasem

We held the PI annual meeting on Monday August 31, 2020 at the Kloster Wasem in Ingelheim.

The schedule included the presentation of the new PI and of the PhD joint projects. Some PIs participated remotely.

Prof. Siegfried Waldvogel also participated as a special speaker and shared his experience as a leader of interdisciplinary projects like SusInno Science.


Group picture in the times of Covid