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Geo.X Grow Your Idea Round Table Discussion on "Exploring the geophysics of rocky planets"


Date: 17th July 2024

Venue: DLR, Berlin-Adlershof

Contact Person:Iris van Zelst

Dear colleagues from the Geo.X network,

We would like to cordially invite you to join us in a Geo.X round table discussion on Exploring the geophysics of rocky planets.


The geophysics of rocky planets has far-reaching implications for planetary formation, evolution, and habitability. This project taps into the huge potential of combining the expertise in planetary physics and geodynamic modelling at the Geo.X partner institutions. To combat the persistent underrepresentation of women in scientific leadership positions in Germany, this project specifically enables female early-career scientists to prepare funding proposals on exciting new research avenues and establish themselves as group leaders within the Geo.X network.

When and where:

On the 17th of July, we will kickstart our project at DLR in Berlin with a programme of talks, icebreakers, and collaboration exercises, followed by dedicated break-out sessions to identify potential collaborations and mastermind their execution. We will end the day with dinner.

To help with scheduling, please register for this first round table by sending an e-mail to by Friday July 5th at the latest and include a title for a talk or lightning pitch (type of talk is to be determined in the final programme) in which you outline your research interests.

If you are not based at DLR, please additionally provide your full name, nationality, and institute, so we can register you as a guest with access to the site.

Please note that we can only accommodate a limited number of people. We will confirm your participation when registration has closed and inform you of the precise schedule.

With kind regards
Iris van Zelst