Welcome & Workshop Objectives: Introduction to COMPRES by Jay Bass, University of Illinois, UC


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By Jay Bass, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Welcome & Workshop Objectives: Introduction to COMPRES by Jay Bass, University of Illinois, UC

  1. 1. & Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences Funded by NSF Division of Earth Sciences [2002-2017] EarthCube End-Domain User Workshop, Nov.
  2. 2. Thanks to the Penn State Team Chris Marone, Shea Winton, Elizabeth Wood, Kelly Rhoades Also: Tuscon Arizona EarthCube Office Genevieve Pearthee, Kim Patten
  3. 3. COMPRES Mission • COMPRES is a community-based consortium • Goal: Enable Earth Science research in highpressure science on world-class equipment and facilities. We support: – the operation of synchrotron beam lines – development of new technologies for high pressure research – Educational & outreach programs to the various funding agencies • Funded through the EAR Instrumentation and Facilities program – $12.0M for new cooperative agreement 2013-2017
  4. 4. COMPRES: Providing the fundamental data on materials at extreme conditions that needed in seismology, geodynamics, planetology, petrology, geochemistry.
  5. 5. COMPRES Membership • Institutional Members • 60 U. S. Institutions • Voting • 44 Foreign Members— non-voting • National and International visibility
  6. 6. Synchrotron Facilities Advanced Light Source at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory National Synchrotron Light Source at the Brookhaven National Laboratory Advanced Photon Source at the Argonne National Laboratory
  7. 7. • Community Facilities NSLS National Synchrotron Light Source, Brookhaven Operations – 3 Beamlines for XRD and IR research using DAC’s and multi-anvil presses. Managed by StonyBrook, Princeton, Carnegie – Longest operating beamlines dedicated to high-pressure research • ALS Advanced Light Source, Berkeley – West-Coast Synchrotron Facilities at -X-ray DAC Managed by by UC Santa Cruz • APS Advanced Photon Source, Argonne IL – COMPTECH Managed by by U Hawaii. Virual beamlines – Inelastic X-ray Scattering, Sectors 3 & 33 – NEW! Two XRD stations for DAC & Multi-Anvil rheology • NSLS-II Brookhaven, Oct. 2014 – DAC and MAP facilities at XPD beamline, Managed by Stony Brook
  8. 8. How can new CI initiatives make a big difference in our field • Strategic Investments in critical/first need tools • Strategically planned team efforts (e.g. through Software Institutes for Sustainable Innovation). • Professional collaborative framework and communication platform (e.g. though EarthCube Research Coordination Networks) • Open source and technology transfer focused development philosophy • Perspective of real sustainability (e.g. become part of the National Facilities or COMPTECH) • Attractive long term employment perspectives for scientific CI developers • Active involvement of CI professionals and experts from outside fields (e.g. geophysicists, materials engineers)
  9. 9. CI solutions are important vehicles in the experimental science discovery process. They make experimental science fast, efficient, robust and reproducible. They also facilitate dissemination of results and discoveries. Novel instrument Experiment Data collection software and experiment automation New experimental method design Data Scientific motivation New technological capability Data analysis tools Databases and social media Physicist Instrument scientist Academic researcher Computational scientist Dissemination and outreach Scientific publication
  10. 10. Examples of critical needs in CI for Mineral Physics Software for novel experimental techniques Custom data collection software Custom data analysis software New universal data formats Databases, data mining tools and data deposition standards Online tools and calculators First principles computations made more accessible Parametrizable geophysical modeling software explicitly incorporating mineral physics information (e.g. TEMPSPOL Matlab thermo-kinematic model of subduction) Open source finite element modeling Understanding uncertainties – Bayesian statistics Online outreach/science popularization tools, (e.g. like currently available impact event simulators)