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FORCE events

FORCE Seminar 9/6

Jorge Cubero Sesín
Centro de Investigación y Extensión en Materiales
Escuela de Ciencia e Ingeniería de los Materiales
Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica

September 6, 2024
12:00 pm  – 1:00 pm

FORCE Seminar 11/8

Steve Gréaux
Geodynamics Research Center
Ehime University

November 8, 2024
12:00 pm  – 1:00 pm
SAVE THE DATE 3rd Winter Workshop on Recent Advances in High Pressure Research Virtual only Tuesday Jan. 14 & Wednesday Jan. 15 2025

Past Event Recordings

FORCE Seminar 4/26

“SEES: New Opportunities and Developments in Synchrotron Earth and Environmental Science”
Andrew Campbell
Department of the Geophysical Sciences
University of Chicago
Director, SEES

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FORCE Seminar 2/23

“The Deep Earth Oxygen Cycle”
Marc Hirschmann
N.H. Winchell School of Earth & Environmental Sciences
University of Minnesota

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FORCE Seminar 11/3

“Plate tectonics on Mars hindered by buoyant Martian eclogite”
Jin Zhang
Department of Geology and Geophysics
Texas A&M University

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FORCE Seminar 10/20

“The Slab in the Lab: Simulating deep-focus earthquakes through transformational faulting at high pressure and temperature in olivine analogues”
Tim Officer
University of Chicago
Argonne National Laboratory

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FORCE Seminar 9/15

“Using in situ X-ray Diffraction and Imaging to Study Materials Under Pressure”
Matthew L. Whitaker
Mineral Physics Institute and Department of Geosciences
Stony Brook University

FORCE Seminar 5/19

“High-pressure experimental simulations from novel materials synthesis to planetary interiors”
Yingwei Fei
Earth & Planets Laboratory
Carnegie Institution for Science

FORCE Seminar 4/28

“Pushing the limits: Investigating volatiles in planetary interiors under extreme conditions”
Bin Chen
Hawai’i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology
University of Hawai’i

FORCE Seminar 3/24

“Diffraction studies of planetary materials under dynamic loading”
Sally June Tracy
Earth & Planets Laboratory
Carnegie Institution for Science

FORCE Town Hall 2/17

Past Events

FORCE Meetup at AGU Fall Meeting

Kyusei Tsuno (FORCE Research Scientist) and Logan Leinbach (FORCE Research Technician) will be at AGU and are planning a FORCE meetup over dinner on Thursday (December 14) evening at 6:30pm (or later). If you are interested in joining us, please email Kyusei at [email protected]. We will make reservations at a restaurant near the venue accordingly.

December 14, 2023
6:30 pm
San Francisco, CA

2nd FORCE Winter Workshop on Recent Advances in High Pressure Research

January 3–4, 2024

Registration for the FORCE 2024 Winter Workshop is now open: https://bit.ly/FORCEww24reg

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The Workshop will be held Jan. 3–4, 2024 at Arizona State University, with support from Corning, Bruker AXS, and Advanced Diamond Products. Info and deadlines below! Please pass on this information to anyone who might be interested in this event.

  • The Workshop will begin 8–9 am Jan. 3 and will adjourn by 4 pm on Jan. 4th.
  • The Workshop location is the Bateman Physical Sciences F-Wing (map), rooms 101 and 186. Both are accessible from the lobby.
  • The Workshop hotel is The Graduate Tempe Hotel. Our special rate is valid for January 2–5 and is available until December 11. Please mention “ASU FORCE workshop” when you place your reservation and ask for the special ASU rate: $169 on weekdays and $179 on weekends.
  • Invited talks (confirmed thus far)
    • Dr. Tetsuo Irifune, Director of the Geodynamics Research Center and Distinguished Professor, Ehime University, Japan
      • Dr. Irifune is a mineral physicist and deep Earth petrologist who uses large volume press to study characteristics of the mantle and has greatly advanced the field with such innovations as the development of superhard nano-polycrystalline diamonds. Dr. Irifune’s lab is home to Botchan, Ichiban’s big brother.
    • Dr. Megumi Kawasaki, Associate Professor, Jack R. Meredith Faculty Scholar, Oregon State University, USA
      • Dr. Kawasaki is a materials scientist who studies severe plastic deformation using the high pressure torsion press (Twister).
    • Dr. Carl Agee, Former President of COMPRES, Director of the Institute of Meteoritics and Professor, University of New Mexico, USA
    • Dr. Andrew Campbell, Director/PI of SEES, Department Chair and Professor, University of Chicago, USA
  • Poster session on Jan. 3: some abstracts will be elevated to talks if the schedule allows.
    • Dec. 1, midnight MST: deadline to submit an abstract and be considered for a talk (you must also be registered to be considered for a talk)
    • A link to the abstract submission form will be included in your registration confirmation email
    • We are able to offer two student poster awards of $250 each. Thank you, Corning!
    • Poster boards are 30″ x 40″ but larger sizes may be able to be accommodated, particularly if you have already printed your poster.
  • Tours will be given of the new FORCE Press Hall and key ASU analytical facilities
  • Group discussion/breakout sessions
  • Student travel assistance is available on a limited basis, thanks to our sponsors. If you are a student traveling from outside of the Phoenix area who would like to apply for travel assistance, please follow the link in your registration confirmation email

Registration fees and schedule:

  • Students: Free!
  • Early registration: $110 until midnight MST Dec. 1
  • Late registration: $200 Dec. 2–15

Thank you to our sponsors: Corning, Bruker AXS, and Advanced Diamond Products

Bateman Physical Sciences, F-wing 166 & 186, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA

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