Scientific program

Scientific program

We will have five sessions and it is planned to have three invited speakers for each session. Each session will have a 30 minutes plenary discussion. Posters will be displayed the entire three days and there will be considerable time for poster presentations. Discussions and posters will be a main part of the conference.

The detailed preliminary program can be consulted here.


1)      Stress levels, strength contrasts and non-lithostatic pressure
2)      Strain localization in space and time
3)      Interaction between tectonic and surface processes
4)      Brittle versus ductile deformation of the crust
5)      Impact of fluids, melts and reactions on rock deformation

Poster contributions are welcome for all fields related to modeling and geological processes.

Current list of confirmed invited speakers (updated continuously)

Guy Simpson (UNI Geneve, Switzerland)
Jean Braun (ISTerre Grenoble, France)
Greg Houseman (UNI Leeds, UK)
Roger Buck (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, USA)
Marcin Dabrowski (UNI Oslo, Norway)
Philippe Weis (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Einat Aharonov (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
Alexandre Chemenda (Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, France)
Nina Simon (Institue for Energy Technology, Norway)
Neil Mancktelow (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Boris Galvan (UNI Bonn, Germany)
Jörg Renner (Ruhr-UNI Bochum, Germany)
Johannes Vrijmoed (UNI Lausanne, Switzerland)
Ylona van Dinther (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Laetitia Le Pourhiet (UPMC, France)