2017 Elections are now open for positions on the Executive and Science Steering Committees. Candidates for the EC are Susanne Buiter and Carl Tape. Candidates for 3 positions on the SSC are Chris Harig or Gabriele Morra, David Ham or Moritz Heimpel, and Jessica Irving or Ying Zhou. Candidate statements are available online. Contact your member representative to vote. Many thanks to EC member Omar Ghattas and SSC members Jed Brown, David May, and Carl Tape for their contributions to the community and to the Nominations Committee, Clint Conrad, Wolfgang Bangerth, Ved Lekic and Sabine Stanley for presenting an excellent slate of candidates.
Looking for talks in geodynamics at AGU? Visit our website to see the latest research your CIG colleagues are presenting. Do not forget to email us your presentation information so your research can be highlighted on this list.
2017 CIG Business Meeting
CIG will hold its Annual Business Meeting on Monday, December 11 at the Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center. The Hilton Garden Inn is just one block west of the convention center. The reception begins at 6pm followed by the business meeting at 7pm. Light hors d’oevrs will be served. Results from the 2017 EC and SSC elections will be announced and join the lively discussion on HPC. See our website for more information and directions. [more info]
2017 CIG-LLNL Computational Seismology Workshop
CIG in collaboration with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) held a workshop focusing on computational seismology at the Livermore Valley Open Campus September 18-22, 2017. The workshop combined keynote lectures and training on seismic waveform processing, visualization and HPC)waveform simulation. Fifty-five predominantly early career participants from the US and 16 countries attended. This highly successful workshop was the first of its kind to feature full access to HPC resources for research grade example problems. [full article]
CIG in the News
Under the leadership of Jon Aurnou, the Geodynamo Work Group is entering the next phase of its successful INCITE project. The GWG has been using the CIG code Rayleigh to simulate solar and planetary dynamos at unprecedented detail on ALCF's Mira supercomputer. Their work is highlighted in the ALCF magazine. [full article]
Congratulations to Julianne Dannberg for winning the KlarText Prize for Science Communication. The KlarText prize is awarded to scientists who have finished their dissertation and can explain their research to a non-scientific audience in German. Read her winning entry Up and down in the mantle.
Job Opportunities at NSF
NSF has openings for a Division Director in GEO/EAR and a Program Director for Geophysics. Consider making an impact on the national level and represent the geodynamics community in Alexandria, VA.