651-4931-00L  Seminar I: Heat and Mass Transfers in Magmatology

SemesterAutumn Semester 2019
LecturersO. Bachmann
Periodicitytwo-yearly recurring course
CourseDoes not take place this semester.
Language of instructionEnglish


AbstractHeat and mass transfers from the mantle to the crust control many aspects of the differentiation of our planet, including (1) primitive melt chemistry, (2) layering of the crust, (3) type of volcanic eruption. This year, we will focus on processes in crystal mushes (formation, crystallization, remobilization).
ObjectiveThis class will allow the students to learn about the modern methods and ideas on heat and mass transfers in magmatology through classic and recently published papers. Communication of scientific results to the scientific community and the public is critical. In the class, the students will read and analyse scientific papers and discuss them orally to the class. The students will also create a Wikipedia page and reformulate scientific results for the public.
ContentThe class will focus mostly on 1) reading literature on topics of interests, 2) oral and written presentations of the papers, 3) exercises illusrating the topic, to allow students to work by themselves on some well-defined problems.