Scope of the conference CCC2017

Most studies of convection rely on approximate models of the governing equations: Boussinesq or other sound-proof models, anelastic, pseudo-incompressible... In the geophysical and astrophysical contexts, it is difficult to decide which model is most appropriate and the answer may depend on the particular scientific question under scrutiny. During this conference, we will discuss the limits and applicability of any model of convection in any of the diverse forms of convection: it may be driven by thermal, compositional, phase change or magnetic buoyancy effects. We will also consider compressibility effects in stably stratified cases and their impact on internal gravity, inertial or Alfven waves. In summary, all contributions about the limitations, failure or improvements of convection models are welcome, from an observational, experimental, numerical or theoretical point of view.


A one-page summary must be submitted in the "Submit an abstract" section to request an oral presentation. The attendees to the conference will be free to bring posters, that will be displayed as a support for informal discussions. Similarly, attendees will be free to participate to the "numerics" or "experiments" workshops. 



Important deadlines

  • Early-bird registration 1st May 2017
  • Abstract submission 1st July 2017
  • Acceptance 1st August 2017
  • Registration 15th August 2017

Conference fees

250 euros  (200 early-bird) for lecturers, professors. 125 euros (100 early-bird) for post-docs, PhDs.

Dinner: 40 euros (lect, prof) 20 euros (PhD, Post-Doc)


The conference will take place on the university campus La Doua  (Darwin building), near the "Parc de la tête d'or". Stop at "Universite" on the T1 tram line.

Scientific Committee

Andreas Tilgner (Gottingen)                                Steve Tobias (Leeds)
Olga Shishkina (Gottingen)                                 David Hughes (Leeds)
Eberhard Bodenschatz (Gottingen)                   Chris Jones (Leeds)
Stephan Stellmach (Munster)                             Yanick Ricard (Lyon)
Nic Brummell (Santa Cruz)                                  Francesca Chilla (Lyon)
Pascale Garaud (Santa Cruz)                             Michel Rieutord (Toulouse)

Local Organizing Committee

Thierry Alboussiere                                             Stephane Labrosse
Fabien Dubuffet                                                   Renaud Deguen
Frederic Chambat                                               Yoann Corre
Remi Menaut                                                        Adrien Morison
Mathieu Bouffard                                                 Eric Benech
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