Experimental Studies of Subduction Zone Processes
We are pleased to announce an upcoming conference on Experimental Studies of Subduction Zone Processes, which will be held at Washington University in St. Louis on June 5th-6th, 2018. The goal of this conference is to bring together the community of scientists who use laboratory methods to reproduce the pressures, temperatures, stresses, and chemical environments inside Earth, to investigate the processes that control the dynamic behavior of subduction zones. In addition to forward-looking science talks, we will be discussing community organization and coordination, data and methodological standardization, and technical issues related to experimental studies on subduction zone materials. This conference is an outgrowth of the Subduction Zones in 4 Dimensions (SZ4D) initiative, a multi-disciplinary effort linking observation, modeling, experiments, and theory, to understand the time and spatially-dependent evolution of subduction zones. Applications will open on November 15th, and the deadline for applications will be January 15th. Please check the conference website (https://sites.wustl.edu/esszp/) for updates. Hope to see you in St. Louis!
Phil Skemer, on behalf of the organizing committee: