June 28 - July 24, 2020
“Earth as an Inhabited World”
CIDER announces their annual summer program on behalf of the geosciences community. CIDER is an inter-disciplinary synthesis center, research incubator, and research framework for tackling the fundamental question of the nature of global geodynamic processes. CIDER has a strong emphasis on cross-disciplinary training of early-career scientists. It aids communication across disciplines and scientific generations and provides mentorship and research opportunities for the next generation of solid earth scientists. The ultimate goal is to understand the origin, evolution, and dynamics of the Earth and planets.
This summer program focuses on the evolution of physical and chemical conditions that allowed life to gain a foothold. This broad program will cover the details of planetary formation and the subsequent evolution of this initial state through the early Earth and through the onset of plate tectonics. At each stage, we explore the interplay between Earth’s surface environment and the evolution of the interior. Lectures and tutorials will be organized around four topical subdivisions: planetary formation and interiors, surfaces and their habitability, atmospheres and climate, and planetary processes and observations (including exoplanets). The organizers and program committee can be found at https://deep-earth.org/summer20
The program features a 4 week tutorial and research program for about 40 advanced graduate students and postdocs. We also welcome scientists at assistant professor/researcher level (and higher) to participate in any part of the program, with a minimum commitment of 2 weeks.
The summer program will be held on the campus of University of California, Santa Barbara. It is supported by the NSF/CSEDI program. Applications are invited for both senior and junior participate at
Follow the link to the application page. Application deadline: Feb. 28, 2020