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Dr. Rene Gassmoeller - Understanding the Connections between Plate Tectonics and the Deep Earth: Models, Observations, and Modern Research Software

Rene Gassmoeller
Department of Geological Sciences
University of Florida
Geology Colloquium - GG Building 200A or via Zoom

Speaker: Rene Gassmoeller

Bio: Rene Gassmoeller is a Scientist at the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida and acts as technical lead for the NSF-funded community organization Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics. He completed his PhD at the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) in Potsdam, Germany and did postdoctoral work in the Departments of Mathematics at Texas A&M University and Colorado State University and the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Davis. His research interests lie in computational geodynamics, numerical mathematics, and software engineering, with a particular focus on processes in the deep Earth and developing the software we need to understand them. Among others he has published articles on the interaction between mantle plumes and mid-ocean ridges, geochemical zonation in mantle plumes, the influence of an evolving mineral grain size on the deformation in Earth’s mantle, the efficiency and accuracy of numerical methods, and best practices for developing research software in the geosciences and beyond.

Host: Bruce Railsback

This is a hybrid event, if you are unable to join us in person please join via zoom. 
Meeting ID: 997 2477 2096
Note: A password is required to join this meeting. Please call the Geology office (706-542-2652) and speak with a representative to obtain the code. Alternatively, a code request can be made to UGA Geology.

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