2020 Tectonics Workshop



Tectonics Community Science Workshop

27-31 July 2020



The 2020 CIG Tectonics Community Science Workshop will bring together the international observational, experimental, and computational lithospheric dynamics community to virtually engage in focused cross-disciplinary discussion and long-term strategic planning. 

The meeting introductory session will cover current challenges and open questions in distinct domains of the lithosphere, current cross-disciplinary community efforts, and an introduction to  the meeting scientific focus on “ductile shear zones and localization processes”. 

Keynote lectures and panel discussions on this topic will divided between three topical sessions, which include ‘Localization in the lithosphere’, ‘Evolution and transient behavior of lithospheric shear zones’, and ‘How to make a plate - from microphyiscal and chemical processes to geodynamic scenarios’.

The final meeting session will focus on summary activities and planning, including future directions in modeling and existing geologic data sets that can be integrated into robust statistical comparisons between modeled and observed data.

Given the virtual nature of the meeting and the wide range of time zones for the participants, formal daily sessions will be limited to 2-3 hours each day and will be held in the morning within the Pacific Time zone. Additional ’open’  sessions will be available before and after the formal sessions for further discussion and community engagement.

Registration Opens: March 20, 2020
Registration Closes: June 30, 2020

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Mark Behn, Boston College
Susanne Buiter, Geological Survey of Norway
Lorraine Hwang, UC Davis
John Naliboff, UC Davis
David Bercovici, Yale University
Sandra Piazolo, Leeds University
Sarah Roeske, UC Davis
Jolante van Wijk, New Mexico Tech

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Laetitia Le Pourhiet, Insitut des Sciences de la Terre de Paris
Laurent Montesi, University of Maryland
Elvira Mulyukova, Yale University
Virginia Toy, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Jessica Warren, University of Delaware


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Workshop Information


We anticipate the workshop to be held mornings only over 4-5 days of the week of July 27.


This workshop will take place online using zoom.  If you have not used zoom before, please test your connection prior to the event. [zoom test]

Connection information will be posted at a later date.


Participants must register to attend. Availability is first come, first serve until full.  We expect to be able to accommodate all participants.






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