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Proposing Institution

Department für Geo- und Umweltwiss. Sektion Mineralogie,LMU
Project Manager

Prof. Ronald Cohen
Theresienstr. 41
80333 München
This project is to predict properties of Earth and technological materials using fundamental physics, to compute properties of minerals and melts to better understand them, and to estimate properties when data are unavailable. I will educate students and post-docs in this interdisciplinary area of computational science. Prediction of properties of Earth materials has been important in the Earth sciences, starting with my prediction of the elastic constants of silicate perovskite, the most common mineral in the Earth, before they were measured. This project will constrain properties of major problematic minerals, melts, and aqueous fluids crucial to modelling of the Earth, including equations of state, phase transitions, electrical and thermal conductivity, chemical diffusivity, and viscosity and rheology. These projects will boost our understanding of the Earth and develop new useful materials.

Impressum, Conny Wendler