Past Events

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2016 marked the start of the DFG-funded International Research and Training Group (IRTG) on Deep Earth Volatile Cycles, a collaboration with the Department of Earth Sciences at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan. Twelve PhD positions were funded in this program for the span of 4.5 years; we were pleased to admit the first PhD students in 2016. By exchanging researchers with Tohoku University, diverse aspects of the cycling of volatiles within the Earth’s interior will be studied, in a collaboration that takes explicit advantage of the complementary expertise of scientists at the two institutions. The first joint workshops were held in July 2016, at Tohoku University, in Sendai. Over 20 scientists from the BGI attended, and over the course of 2016, we were also very pleased to welcome more than 20 researchers from Tohoku University at the BGI.