(From the Geo-Tectonics list, sent by Ian Alsop)
This is an e-mail announcing a Penrose conference on "Deformation localization in rocks: new advances."
The conference will be held this summer from the 27th June to the 2 July 2011 and will be situated in Cadaques within the Cap de Creus peninsula of Catalonia, Spain.
The GSA website on the conference displays registration and application details at http://www.geosociety.org/penrose/
The application deadline is 25th February 2011. Applications should be sent directly to Elena Druguet (e-mail: Elena.email@example.com)
Further details (including a pdf flyer) may also be found at http://www.wix.com/mietgroup/penroseconf_capdecreus
Some of the main anticipated topics include:
Shear zones - new perspectives on geometry, kinematics and mechanics;
Field, numerical and analogue modelling of mesoscopic elements of shear zones;
The role and interaction of fluids, melts and metamorphism in strain localization;
Physical and numerical experiments on strain localization;
Approaches to the study of strain localization in orogens.
Keynote speakers include John Cosgrove, Laurel Goodwin, Scott Johnson, Neil Mancktelow and Cees Passchier.