Organizing Committee: Chris Seagle (chair), Yoko Kebukawa (Co-chair), Yufei Meng, Tim Strobel, Codi Lazar, Nori Nishiyama
Advisory Committee: Russell Hemley, Tetsuo Irifune, Yingwei Fei
Researchers at the Geophysical Laboratory (GL) of the Carnegie Institution of Washington (CIW) and the Geodynamics Research Center (GRC) of Ehime University are intellectual leaders in a variety of chemical, physical, and biological topics in the natural and applied sciences. To highlight the forefront of research at these institutions and foster scientific exchange between them, CIW-GL hosted a GL-GRC Inter-Institutional Science Symposium in September 19-21, 2011. The range of topics was intentionally broad—designed to showcase ongoing research and bolster international collaboration—and included a handful of presentations and posters relating to Earth’s deep carbon cycle. An emphasis was placed on student and postdoctoral researcher talks, although several senior faculty were invited to give presentations.