A typical problem in geodynamic modelling of natural systems is to create model setups that are consistent with a wide range of published geological and geophysical data. In some cases, seismic tomography models are available in digital format, but in many other cases not and we are left with cross-sections in published papers.
Tobias Keller laid the foundations for the MAGMA project with the work in his PhD thesis. After postdocs in Oxford and Stanford he is now a lecturer in Glasglow and in this outreach article, he explains some of the advances he has made in more recent years.
As EGU2020 will be an online-only event, Arne prepared a video that summarizes his findings on 3D modelling of the Puna-Altiplano magmatic system. Have a look at it here.
MAGMA team members Tobias, Boris and Georg gave a webinar about inverse modelling in geodynamics where they introduced the main concepts and gave geodynamic examples (including case studies related to magmatic systems).
Since today, Daniel Kiss is a new postdoc on the MAGMA project. Dani finished his PhD a few months ago at the University of Lausanne, working with Stefan Schmalholz and Yuri Podladchikov.
Lisa Rummel will receive the prestigious “Forschungsförderpreis” of the friends of the University of Mainz 2019, for her outstanding PhD thesis on the coupling of thermodynamic and geodynamic numerical models. Congratulations Lisa, well deserved!
Lisa's paper on modelling magmatic systems with a combined thermodynamic and thermomechanical modelling approach was accepted in the Journal of Petrology, which is one of the top journals of the field.
It has a taken a bit of time, but thanks to the visit of Eleanor Green to the MAGMA team we managed to implement the thermodynamic melting model of Holland & Green in MATLAB.