The 17th Symposium of SEDI, Study of the Earth's Deep Interior, a Committee of IUGG,
will be held in Taipei, Taiwan, from 6th to 10th of July, 2020.
The meeting will take place at National Taiwan University (NTU),
which is located downtown in Taipei. The Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica,
is in charge of the local organization.
SEDI is an international scientific organization dedicated to the Study
of the Earth's Deep Interior. The ultimate goal of SEDI is an enhanced understanding
of the past evolution and current thermal, dynamical and chemical state of the Earth's
deep interior and of the effect that the interior has on the structures and processes
observed at the surface of the Earth. The 'deep interior' is generally considered to
be the core and lower mantle, but interest may extend to the surface, for example,
in the study of mantle plumes or dynamics of descending lithospheric slabs.
The scientific questions and problems of interest to SEDI include the geomagnetic
dynamo and secular variation, paleomagnetism and the evolution of the Earth's deep
interior, composition, structure and dynamics of the outer core, dynamo energetics,
structure of the inner core, core cooling and the core-mantle boundary region,
core-mantle boundary shape, coupling and the rotation of the Earth, lower mantle:
structure, convection and plumes, nature and location of deep geochemical reservoirs, etc.
Coronavirus outbreak information
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Australia, and most Asian countries. 24 cases have been reported, including 6 indigenous
cases and 18 travelers coming back from mainland China. More information can be found on
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