Julia Schmidt, M.Sc.
Geodynamics and Mineral Physics of Planetary Processes group
Doctoral student - TRR170 Late Accretion onto Terrestrial Planets (C06)
Room D207, Building D
My PhD project focuses on the formation and evolution of crust on terrestrial planets with a particular interest in early Earth and Mars. With the help of numerical mantle evolution models, I investigate how interior processes affect the surface of a planet by linking mineralogical, chemical, and thermodynamic properties. With this information, a statistical overview of crustal formation and recycling mechanisms will be created and the compositional evolution of the mantle investigated.
For my research, following topics are of particular interest:
- Partition coefficient modelling depending on pressure, temperature, and melt composition
- The thermal evolution of planets
- The evolution of the mantle composition
- Different formation processes of oceanic and proto-continental crust.
Schmidt, J.M. and Noack, L. (2021): Clinopyroxene/Melt Partitioning: Models for Higher Upper Mantle Pressures Applied to Sodium and Potassium, International Journal On Advances in Systems and Measurements, 14 (1&2), 125-136, LINK
Ortenzi G., Noack L., Sohl F., Guimond C. M., Grenfell L., Dorn C., Schmidt J. M., Vulpius S., Katyal N., Kitzmann D., and Rauer H. (2020): Redox state of mantle drives chemical speciation of volatiles during outgassing for rocky planets, Nature Scientific Reports.Abstracts
Schmidt, J., Noack, L., Plesa, A.-C. (2020): Thermal evolution of terrestrial planets - implications and relevance of partition coefficient modeling. Presentation at the (virtual) Goldschmidt conference, Honolulu.
Schmidt, J. and Noack, L. (/2019)/: The influence of K, Th, and U partition coefficients on the thermal evolution of a planet. Oral presentation at the /Paneth Kolloquium/, Nördlingen.
Schmidt, J. and Noack, L. (2019): Modelling the redistribution of radioactive elements from the mantle to crust. Poster presentation at the /Goldschmidt conference,/ Barcelona.
Schmidt, J. and Noack, L. (2019): Understanding and comparing calculations of partition coefficients: how P-T conditions affect the enrichment of trace elements in the crust. Poster presentation at the /EGU conference,/ Vienna.