In-Situ Studies of Rock Deformation Science Workshop

January 18 - 19, 2021 (Live presentations and discussion)
January 20 - 22, 2021 (Online viewing of presentations)
January 22, 2021 (Final discussion on scientific goals)

The main goals of this Science Workshop are:

  1. Integration of beamline technologies and experimental rock deformation;
  2. Identify outstanding questions and future research directions. We anticipate several white papers on new research visions based on community input after the workshop.


Pamela Burnley, Haiyan Chen, Mark Rivers, Donald Weidner, Matthew Whitaker, Yanbin Wang (Chair)

Agenda (all times listed are EST)

Day 1: Monday January 18, 2021 (*the schedule is on EDT)

Day 2: Tuesday January 19, 2021

Day 3 - 5: January 20-22, 2021 (Wednesday - Friday)

  • Online viewing of presentations

Day 5: January 22, 2021 (Friday)

  • 1:00 – 5:00 pm (Chair: Wenlu Zhu)
    Virtual meeting discussion

    • Questions and wish lists of new science of rock deformation with synchrotron techniques
    • Research visions, feasibility, and implementation
    • Establish subgroups for different scientific topics pertinent to ISRD research

Products: to draft a 3-page document for each research vision by February 15, 2021.