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Time Table

DAY 1: March 7, Thu
13:00 – 15:00 Public Session for High school Students (to be given by LOC)
13:00 Bus : Depart from Toyama Station
13:30 Bus : Stop at Toyama Airport
15:00 Bus : Arrive at Hotel
15:00 – 16:00 Check-in / School Registration
16:30 – 17:50 Lecture 1-1 : Prof. William McDonough
17:50 – 18:10 “Review of the geology of Hida area” Dr. Shinnosuke Aoyama (Nigata Univ.)
18:10 – 1-min presentation 1
19:00 – Dinner & Ice Breaker

DAY 2: March 8, Fri
8:30 – 9:50 Lecture 1-2 : Prof. William McDonough
9:50 – 10:00 Break
10:00 – 11:20 Lecture 1-3 : Prof. William McDonough
11:20 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:50 Special Lecture on Geoneutrino : Prof. Mark Chen
12:50 – 13:50 Lunch
13:50 – 18:00 Kamioka Underground Tour
19:00 – 20:30 Dinner
20:30 – 1-min presentation 2
21:00 – Poster Session

DAY 3: March 9, Sat
8:30 – 9:50 Lecture 2-1 : Prof. Andrew Campbell
9:50 – 10:00 Break
10:00 – 11:20 Lecture 2-2 : Prof. Andrew Campbell
11:20 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:50 Lecture 2-3 : Prof. Andrew Campbell
12:50 – 13:50 (Group Photo) Lunch
13:50 – 15:10 Lecture 3-1 : Prof. Barbara Romanowicz

“Seismic imaging of the earth’s interior at the global scale”

-Introduction- basic seismological concepts
15:10 – 15:20 Break
15:20 – 16:40 Lecture 3-2 : Prof. Barbara Romanowicz

“Seismic imaging of the earth’s interior at the global scale”

a) Inverse theory as applied to seismic tomography –

b) classical transmission tomography: what have we learnt?
16:40 – 16:50 Break
16:50 – 18:10 Lecture 3-3 : Prof. Barbara Romanowicz

“Seismic imaging of the earth’s interior at the global scale”

-Full waveform tomography: advances and future prospects
19:00 – 20:30 Dinner
20:30 – 1-min presentation 3
21:00 – Poster Session

DAY 4: March 10, Sun
8:30 – 9:50 Lecture 4-1 : Prof. Stephane Labrosse
“The thermal evolution of the Earth: the mantle, the core and magma oceans”
9:50 – 10:00 Break
10:00 – 11:20 Lecture 4-2 : Prof. Stephane Labrosse
“The thermal evolution of the Earth: the mantle, the core and magma oceans”
11:20 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:50 Lecture 4-3 : Prof. Stephane Labrosse
“The thermal evolution of the Earth: the mantle, the core and magma oceans”
12:50 – 13:50 Lunch
13:50 Bus : Depart from Hotel
15:20 Bus : Stop at Toyama Airport
15:50 Bus : Arrive at Toyama Station


– Registration Fee : JPY 4,000
* Please pay in cash at the registration on March 7.
– Accommodation Fee : approx. JPY 37,000
* Details of the Fee : JPY 11,450/night x 3 (breakfast and dinner are included) + lunch (JPY 800~1,000) x 3
* Please pay by yourself directly to the hotel when you check out. Credit cards are acceptable. (Visa, Master, JCB, Amex, Diners, Discover and Union pay)

Participants List

PositionNameAffiliationGroup of PresentationGroup of Kamioka tour
StudentIrene BonatiTokyo Institute of Technology1A
Student (D1)Atsuro OkamotoThe University of Tokyo2A
Student (D3)Anselme BorgeaudThe University of Tokyo1A
Student (D2)Yuki SuzukiThe University of Tokyo3C
Student (M1)Shiori MoriiThe University of Tokyo2B
StudentXuejing HeThe University of Tokyo2D
Student (M1)Ryo TsuruokaOsaka University3D
Student (M2)Yuki HagiwaraHokkaido University1B
Student (M1)Lena YokokuraHokkaido University3D
Student (B4)Chikara ShitoTohoku University3C
StudentLiang YuanTohoku University3D
StudentWang RanOkayama University2C
StudentYouyue ZhangOkayama university3D
Student Li-Wei ChenUC Berkeley1A
Student Thibaut ClartéENS Lyon1B
StudentAdrien MorisonENS Lyon2C
StudentIngrida SemenecQueen's University3D
StudentLaura SammonUniversity of Maryland3D
StudentVancliff Hengyi SuNational Central University2B
Student (B4)Atsuro ObaEhime University-A
Postdoctoral ResearcherNozomi KondoEhime University2C
Postdoctoral ResearcherSebastian RitterbexEhime University2C
Assistant ProfessorShinnosuke AoyamaNiigata University1A
Assistant ProfessorNorikatsu AkizawaThe University of Tokyo1A
Assistant ProfessorHitoshi GomiOkayama University1B
Assistant ProfessorHaruhiko DekuraEhime University1A
Assistant ProfessorYasuhiro KuwayamaThe University of Tokyo2C
Assistant Professor(LOC)Hiroko WatanabeTohoku UniversityD
Research Scientist(LOC)Kenta UekiJAMSTECC
Associate ProfessorKenji KawaiThe University of TokyoB
Associate ProfessorJun TsuchiyaEhime UniversityD
Associate Professor(LOC)Tsuyoshi IizukaThe University of TokyoB
Group LeaderAkiko TanakaGeological Survey of Japan, AISTC
Professor Stephane LabrosseENS LyonB
Professor Barbara RomanowiczUC BerkeleyC
Professor Mark ChenQueen's UniversityB
Professor Andrew CampbellUniversity of ChicagoA
Professor William F McDonoughTohoku University / University of Maryland-
Professor (LOC)Taku TsuchiyaEhime UniversityA
Professor Takashi YoshinoOkayama UniversityD
Professor Hiroyuki KagiThe University of TokyoB
Support StaffChihiro ShiraishiEhime UniversityB


Hotel KIKORI (ホテル季古里)
1400-1 Furukawacho Kurouchi Hida-shi Gifu-ken
岐阜県 飛騨市 古川町黒内 1400-1
Tel: 0577-75-3311 (+81-577-75-3311)
Hotel Amenities & Facilities
Free Wi-Fi service, Bathroom and bath amenities (Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, Toothbrush, Razor, Shower cap, Comb, Body wash towel, Cotton sets), Towels, Slippers, Japanese nightwear (YUKATA & TANZEN) , Kettle and Tea set, Mini Refrigerator, Hairdryer, TV, Air conditioning

Poster Session

Maximum size of a poster is 90 cm (W) x 120 cm (H) printed in vertical. A0 (84.1 x 118.9 cm, 33.1 x 46.8 in) is recommended.
Documents Submission
* Abstract : Please use the templates provided on the internal web page for participants. The preferred file type is PDF. Download Template (docx)
* 1-page slide : We plan to have a student presentation session, where a 1-min presentation will be given by each student on his/her poster. Please prepare 1-page PowerPoint slide which summarizes your poster.
Deadline and email address of submission
28, February, school_loc <-at->

Poster Presentation

1-min presentation 1 (March 7th)
1 Norikatsu Akizawa (The University of Tokyo)
“Ancient, highly depleted mantle beneath French Polynesia archipelago constrained by rhenium-osmium isotope and highly-siderophile element compositions of mantle xenoliths”
2 Irene Bonati (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
“Modeling Ultralow Velocity Zones as a thin chemically distinct layer at the core-mantle boundary”
3 Hitoshi Gomi (Okayama University)
“Electrical resistivity and thermal conductivity of fcc Fe: Implications for the Mercury’s core”
4 Anselme Borgeaud (The University of Tokyo)
“3-D S-velocity structure of the mantle transition beneath Central America using waveform inversion”
5 Yuuki Hagiwara (Hokkaido University)
“Fluid inclusion as a potential geobarometer: Determination of the depth provenance of mantle xenoliths”
6 Li-Wei Chen (UC Berkeley)
“An application of source stacking followed by cross-correlations for global waveform tomography using the Spectral Element Method”
7 Thibaut Clarté (ENS Lyon)
“Thermo-Compositional Convection in Magma Oceans”
8 Shinnosuke Aoyama (Niigata University)
“Sulfur isotopic signature of granitoids: link to the crustal evolution through Earth’s history”
9 Haruhiko Dekura (Ehime University)
“Ab initio lattice thermal conductivity of ferropericlase”
1-min presentation 2 (March 8th)
10 Nozomi Kondo (Ehime University)
“Major element composition of the Hadean crust and mantle chemical evolution in the early Earth”
11 Xuejing He (The University of Tokyo)
“Equation of State of Schreibersite Fe2.15Ni0.85P”
12 Wang Ran (Okayama University)
“Electrical conductivity of diaspore, epsilon-FeOOH and delta-AlOOH”
13 Sebastian Ritterbex (Ehime University)
“Ab-Initio Investigation of Iron Diffusion Properties with Implications for Inner Core Plasticity”
14 Adrien Morison (ENS Lyon)
“Dynamics and evolution of the primitive mantle with magma oceans”
15 Atsuro Okamoto (The University of Tokyo)
“Viscosity of lower mantle estimated from the common diffusivity of creep and grain growth”
16 Vancliff Hengyi Su (National Central University)
“The multi-fault rupture process of 1935 Hsinchu-Taichung Earthquake, Taiwan revealed from dynamic modeling”
17 Yasuhiro Kuwayama (The University of Tokyo)
“Density and sound velocity of iron in the Earth’s core conditions”
18 Shiori Morii (The University of Tokyo)
“Distribution and formation of radiocesium in environment derived from Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear disaster, focusing on radiocesium-bearing micro particle”
1-min presentation 3 (March 9th)
19 Yuki Suzuki (The University of Tokyo)
“Anisotropy and flows at the lowermost mantle beneath the Northern Pacific revealed by waveform inversion”
20 Ryo Tsuruoka (Osaka University)
“Density measurement of liquid metal at high pressure using X-ray absorption method with externally heated diamond anvil cell”
21 Lena Yokokura (Hokkaido University)
“Is there evidence for big mantle wegde hypothesis?”
22 Chikara Shito (Tohoku University)
“In-situ X-ray diffraction study on beta-CrOOH at high pressure and high temperature”
23 Liang Yuan (Tohoku University)
“Ultralow-velocity zones possibly explained by light element-enriched iron compounds”
24 Youyue Zhang (Okayama university)
“Effect of iron content on thermal conductivity of olivine with implications for cooling history of rocky planets”
25 Ingrida Semenec (Queen’s University)
“Geo-neutrinos at SNO+”
26 Laura Sammon (University of Maryland)
“Improving geoneutrino predictions from jointly constrained local crustal models”