Universität Bielefeld

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Winter School 2020
Investigating Solid-Liquid Interfaces:
The Calcite-Water Interface at the Molecular Level

March 2nd to 6th, 2020
Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), Bielefeld

This winter school is generously funded by the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF).

Summary

Solid-liquid interfaces are omnipresent both in nature and technology. Among solid-liquid interfaces, the calcite-water interface plays an outstanding role. This is because calcite – the thermodynamically most stable modification of calcium carbonate – is highly abundant in the Earth's crust. It is of utmost relevance for the milieu of aqueous systems, especially oceans. It is pivotal to the carbonate cycle, which has a decisive role in storage of anthropogenic carbon dioxide. As a major rock forming mineral, calcite also affects many technical areas, including, e.g., seawater desalination, as well as construction and oil industry.

In all these fields, fundamental processes take place at the calcite-water interface. During this winter school, highly renowned scientists from various disciplines will introduce state-of-the- art concepts and methods to elucidate the atomic structure and fundamental processes at the calcite-water interface. A strong focus will be on tutorials about complementary approaches from experiment and theory. To foster a stimulating atmosphere and open discussions, the program will include informal sessions to raise disturbing questions and identify hot topics.

Preliminary Program

Monday
March 2nd
Tuesday
March 3th
Wednesday
March 4th
Thursday
March 5th
Friday
March 6th
08:00 –
09:00
Arrival Breakfast
09:00 –
10:30
H. Onishi A. Foster &
H. Söngen
C. Putnis &
A. Putnis
J.J. DeYoreo
10:30 –
11:00
Coffee break
11:00 –
12:30
J. Gale H. Söngen &
A. Foster
A. Putnis &
C. Putnis
Hot-topic session
12:30 –
13:30
Lunch
13:30 –
15:00
Welcome
A. Kühnle &
A. Foster
F. Heberling Research Exchange E. Backus Closing Remarks
A. Foster &
A. Kühnle
15:00 –
15:30
Coffee break Departure
15:30 –
17:00
Opening Session
Yashasvi Ranawat & Sebastian Seibert
T. Kühne Social Event H. Cölfen
17:00 –
18:30
Open Challenges Poster Presentation P. Fenter
18:30 –
20:30
Dinner Dinner Dinner Conference Dinner
20:30 –
22:00
Poster Session

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