Aarhus Summer University 2012

Institut for Geoscience
Aarhus University
Aarhus Summer University 2012
How does Earth work? Much of our modern understanding of processes
in the Earth’s mantle and crust results from the application of
thermodynamics. Rocks are equilibrium systems and are filled with
information. It is coded information. Chemical equilibrium
thermodynamics enables us to unravel it and to translate it into
quantitative data on pressures and temperatures of rock formation and on
its chemical conditions. Thermodynamics is, thus, a most important tool
for geologists, especially for mineralogists and petrologists.
1. Term 2012, July 2nd – July 20th
Application deadline: March 15th, 2012