RheoMan: a five-year, ERC-funded (Advanced Grant), project to model the rheology of the Earth's mantle

Jun 15, 2017 EarthFlows 2017 General

Patrick Cordier is at EarthFlow 2017, a meeting devoted to Interface Dynamics during Geophysical Flows which takes place at the Oslo Science Park in Oslo, Norway from 15 to 16 june 2017

Invited talk : "What numerical modeling tells us about flow in planetary interiors" on Thursday 15th at 5 :15 pm




The goal for the EarthFlows research group is to provide fundamentally new understanding of the dynamics of fluid-solid interfaces for a number of important geophysical systems.


The research in EarthFlows are conducted in six interdisciplinary research themes:


-       Magma movements in a deforming crust

-       Reactive fluid migration in stressed rocks

-       Frost driven fracturing

-       Friction controls on glacier motion

-       Mixed (fluid+solid) flow

-       Turbulent boundary layers; dynamic and irregular


EarthFlows is a strategic research initiative selected by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo. The group has funding for five PhDs and one Postdoc during the period 2015 – 2019 from the University of Oslo.

 In addition, EarthFlows is supported from two ERC Advanced grants (‘DIME’ and ‘ICEMASS’) and several grants from the Norwegian Research Council. EarthFlows also receives support from UiO to the research section Physics of Geological Processes at the Department of Geosciences.