Intensive course - Lithosphere and Asthenosphere: Composition and Evolution

The Norwegian Research School DEEP offers 1 - 5 November 2021 an intensive course (5 ECTS) on the composition and evolution of the lithosphere and asthenosphere in Oslo with Profs. Valerie Maupin and Clint Conrad.

Photo: Clint Conrad and Valerie Maupin explaining and talking to students during the 2017 Lithosphere and Asthenosphere: Composition and Evolution course.

Clint Conrad and Valerie Maupin explaining and talking to students during the 2017 Lithosphere and Asthenosphere: Composition and Evolution course.

Photo: Vanja Haugland

Course content

This course deals with the composition and evolution of the crust, lithospheric mantle and asthenosphere. Seismic imaging techniques and interpretation of tomographic images in terms of composition and physical properties will be coupled with recent results in petrology, geochemistry and geodynamical modelling to review recent advances in our understanding of the evolution and present state of the continental as well as oceanic lithosphere.

The course lectures and discussions will be based upon five selected articles. The articles will be announced in good time before the course starts. Each student will be asked to choose a selected aspect/subtopic of the course material and prepare a short presentation prior to the course in order to set up the discussions.

Course participants will receive more information regarding the program and obligatory activities after the application deadline.

The full course description can be found here.

Application

Register within 13 September 2021 using our online form. 

Sign up here!

Time and place

The course is taught intensively at the University of Oslo 1 - 5 November 2021. We will start the lectures at 9:00 each day and continue to around 16:00 or 17:00. On Friday we will end the lectures at 15:00 to make it possible to fly back home in the evening. If we cannot run the course with physical attendance in Oslo due to Corona pandemic and travel restrictions, it will be delivered online. 

Preparations and exam

You will receive literature to prepare in advance and get approximately one month to finish a home exam after the lecture week. Each student will be asked to choose a selected aspect/subtopic of the course material and prepare a short presentation.

Contact DEEP for more information: post-deep@geo.uio.no

Published June 25, 2021 1:41 PM - Last modified Sep. 13, 2021 12:50 PM