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2017 MagIC Workshop registration and hotel discount rate deadline this week

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to attend the 2017 MagIC Workshop from the 24th to the 27th of January, 2017 hosted at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. This Friday the 23rd is the deadline for getting the special rate at the Hotel La Jolla and registration for the workshop closes on Dec 24th. See our two day speaker schedule below. We will also have two days of discussion and talks on how to use the MagIC database and the PmagPy paleomagnetic analysis software. To register and get more information, please visit the workshop website (

Enjoy the Holidays,

The MagIC Database Team

2017 MagIC Workshop Speaker Schedule:

Tuesday - Workshop Program (Scripps Forum)
9:00-9:30  Cathy Constable - MagIC 2017 Workshop Welcome
9:30-10:30 John Tarduno - The origin of the geodynamo and its bearing on planetary habitability
11:00-12:00 Andy Biggin - Characterization of long timescale geomagnetic variations and their implications for Earth's deep interior
13:00-14:00 Aleksey Smirnov - The long-term history of the geodynamo: A paleomagnetic perspective
14:00-14:30 Nick Swanson-Hysell - Reproducible paleomagnetic data analysis with PmagPy
14:30-15:00 Anthony Koppers - MagIC's status and future plans
15:30-16:30 Joshua Feinberg - Can intrusive rocks be used as recorders of Precambrian geomagnetic field strength?
16:30-17:00 Chris Davies - Magnetic history of the Earth with high core conductivity
17:00-17:30 Ben Weiss - Paleomagnetism of the Jack Hills rocks and zircons
17:30-21:00 Poster Session and Evening Reception

Wednesday - Workshop Program (Scripps Forum)
9:00 -9:30  Dave Stegman - Requiem for the basal magma ocean dynamo
9:30 -10:30 Andrew Roberts - How do sediments get magnetized?
11:00-11:30 Anthony Koppers - Introduction into archiving in the MagIC database
11:30-12:00 Julie Bowles - Magnetic mineralogy of in-situ oceanic gabbro: When is lower crustal magnetization acquired?
13:00-13:30 Michael Volk - Effect of static pressure on absolute paleointensity recording
13:30-14:00 Mireille Perrin - Secular variation and paleointensity in Mexico during the Plio-Quaternary
14:00-14:30 Chuang Xuan - Age calibrated millennial scale geomagnetic variability of the last ~100 kyr in the west Iberian margin
14:30-15:00 Rupert Minnett - Communication with other databases and websites
15:30-16:00 Maxwell Brown - Revisions to GEOMAGIA50.v3: A case study from the UK
16:00-16:30 Bruce Buffett - Interpreting the paleomagnetic field using stochastic models
16:30-17:00 Jean-Pierre Valet - Beryllium 10 production and paleomagnetic records during the last reversal

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