Cinzia G. Farnetani

Associate Professor

Present address:

Laboratoire de Dynamique des Fluides Géologiques

Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris

1, rue Jussieu

75238 Paris cedex 05, France

Bureau 459, Phone: +33 (0)1 83 95 74 05

e-mail : cinzia[at]ipgp[dot]fr

Academic background:

1988: Laurea in Scienze Geologiche, Universita' di Padova, Italy

1992: Master in Geophysics, University of California at Berkeley, USA

1995: Ph.D. in Geophysics, University of California at Berkeley, USA

1996: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France

1996-Present, Maitre de Conférences, Université Paris Diderot - Paris VII

Research interests:

Beloved mantle plumes. Thermo chemical mantle convection. Mantle stirring processes. Interaction plume- lithosphere and melting processes. Internal structure of the Hawaiian plume.


G. Farnetani and M. A. Richards, 1994. Numerical investigation of the mantle plume initiation model for flood basalt events, J. Geophys. Res., 99, 13813-13883. 1994-FarnetaniRichards.pdf

C. G. Farnetani and M. A. Richards, 1995. Thermal entrainment and melting in mantle plumes, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 136, 251-267. 1995-FarnetaniRichards.pdf

C. G. Farnetani, M. A. Richards, and M. S. Ghiorso, 1996. Petrological models of magma evolution and deep crustal structure beneath hotspots and flood basalt provinces, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 143, 81-94. 1996-FarnetaniEtal.pdf

C. G. Farnetani, 1997. Excess temperature of mantle plumes: The role of chemical stratification across D'', Geophys. Res. Lett., 24, 1583-1586. 1997-Farnetani.pdf

C. G. Farnetani, B. Legras and P. J. Tackley, 2002. Mixing and deformations in mantle plumes, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 196, 1-15. 2002-FarnetaniEtal.pdf

C. G. Farnetani and H. Samuel, 2003. Lagrangian structures and stirring in the Earth's mantle, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 206, 335-348. 2003-FarnetaniSamuel.pdf

H. Samuel and C. G. Farnetani, 2003. Thermochemical convection and helium concentrations in mantle plumes, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 207, 39-56. 2003-SamuelFarnetani.pdf

C.G. Farnetani, H. Samuel, 2005. Beyond the thermal plume paradigm, Geophys. Res. Lett. Vol. 32, L07311, doi:10.1029/2005GL022360. 2005-FarnetaniSamuel.pdf

H. Samuel, C.G. Farnetani and D. Andrault, 2005. Heterogeneous lowermost mantle: Compositional constraints and seismological observables, AGU Monograph 160, Earth's deep mantle: Structure, composition and evolution, Edited by R.D. van der Hilst et al., 101-116. 2005-SamuelEtal.pdf

C.R. Neal et al., 2008. Investigating Large Igneous Province formation and associated paleoenvironmental events, Scientific Drilling, 6, 4-18 . 2008-NealEtal.pdf

C.G. Farnetani and A.W. Hofmann, 2009. Dynamics and internal structure of a lower mantle plume conduit. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 282, 314322. 2009-FarnetaniHofmann.pdf

C.G. Farnetani and A.W. Hofmann, 2010. Dynamics and internal structure of the Hawaiian plume. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 295, 231240. 2010-FarnetaniHofmann.pdf

A.W. Hofmann, C.G. Farnetani, M. Spiegelman, C. Class, 2011. Displaced helium and carbon in the Hawaiian plume. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 312, 226-236. 2011-HofmannEtal.pdf

C.G. Farnetani, A.W. Hofmann, C. Class, 2012. How double volcanic chains sample geochemical anomalies from the lowermost mantle, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 359-360, 240–247. 2012-FarnetaniEtal.pdf

A.W. Hofmann, C.G. Farnetani, 2013. Two views of the Hawaiian plume structure, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 14, 5308-5322, doi: 10.1002/2013GC004942. 2013-HofmannFarnetani.pdf

K. Vilella, S-H. Shim, C.G. Farnetani, J. Badro, 2015. Spin state transition and partitioning of iron: Effects on mantle dynamics, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 417, 57-66. 2015-VilellaEtal.pdf

A. Limare, K. Vilella, E.Di Giuseppe, C.G. Farnetani, E. Kaminski, E. Surducan, V. Surducan, C. Neamtu, L. Fourel, C. Jaupart, 2015. Microwave-heating laboratory experiments for planetary mantle convection, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 777, 50-67. 2015-LimareEtal.pdf

Invited contributions to encyclopedia:

C.G., Farnetani, 2010. Les points chauds. Encyclopaedia Universalis, Paris. La Science au présent 2010, 127-134.

C.G., Farnetani and A.W., Hofmann, 2011 Mantle plumes. Encyclopedia of Solid Earth Geophysics, Deep Earth Structure and Processes; H. Gupta (Ed.), Springer. 2011-FarnetaniHofmannNEW.pdf


2004, Doornbos Memorial Prize, Studies of the Earth's Deep Interior, Garmisch, Germany (Thank you SEDI!)

Invited seminars in the last years:

2015: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. 2014: MIT Cambridge, USA. 2013: ETH Zürich, Switzerland. 2012: Imperial College London, UK. 2012: Colloque at Collège de France. 2011: Todai-Forum, ENS-Lyon, France. 2010: Yale University, USA. 2009: Brown University, USA. 2009: American Museum of Natural history, New York, USA. 2009: University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. 2007: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, USA. 2007: ETH Zürich, Switzerland. 2007: 10th International Workshop on Modeling of Mantle Convection and Lithospheric Dynamics, Carry-le-Rouet, France. 2007: Heraeus-Seminar: Density, Temperature and Elastic constants of Earth's Mantle, Linderhof, Germany. 2006: Geological Survey of Norway, Trondheim, Norway. 2006: Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France. 2006: Max-Planck Institut, Mainz, Germany. 2005: Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France. 2005: Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France. 2004: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. 2004: Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France. (Thank you to all of you!)

Selected professional activities:

2015-present: Directeur d'études pour la Licence L1, Université Paris VII. 2006-2009: Membre du conseil d'administration de l'IPGP. 2004-2009: Directeur d'études pour la Licence L3, Université Paris VII. 2004-2007: Membre du Conseil National des Université (CNU), Section 35. 2004-2008: Membre de la commission des Spécialistes des 35/36 ème sections.

Teaching activity 2015-2016:

Cours ''Machine Terrestre'' (with J-P. Montagner), Cours ''Methodes Geophysiques et Geochimiques'' (with I. Martinez); Cours-M1 Projet Bibliographique; Cours Projet Professionnel ; TD du cours Panorama (1st and 2nd semester), TP de Physique.

Goldschmidt 2016, Theme 04 Deep Earth,

Suggested session ''Mantle Plumes : from the Archean to present day''

Conveners: C.G. Farnetani, C. Class, T. Hanyu

The tectonic style of the Earth may have changed over time, from periods of 'vertical tectonics', dominated by a stagnant lid and upwellings of hot mantle plumes, to periods of 'horizontal tectonics', dominated by plate motion and subducting slabs, much like present-day. This session aims to provide a broad view on mantle plumes, spanning a time-period going from early in the Earth's history to today. We welcome contributions on geochemical and geophysical observations, as well as geodynamic modeling on a variety of issues, which include, but are not limited to, the role of plumes in episodic continent formation, evidence and implications for changes in tectonic style, the role of plumes for the generation and transport of chemical and isotopic heterogeneities, present and past dynamic interaction between plumes and the Large Low Shear Velocity Provinces (LLSVP). Our session is multi-disciplinary, since current mantle tomography provides imaging of mantle plumes, whereas geochemistry and geodynamic studies provide an increasing understanding of how the lowermost mantle is sampled by plumes.

(Image on the back page extracted from Achrome by Piero Manzoni)