International Session in
Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2006

Perspectives of Geomagnetism:
Geodynamo, Paleomagnetism and Rock Magnetism
--- tribute to Prof. Masaru Kono

News (May 10)

The session schedule and program (Final Version) has been updated (Some changes in speakers).

News (Apr. 27)

Access Information is updated.

Studies on the characteristics and origin of the Earth's magnetic field have been developing dramatically. In particular, recent progress of studies on generation mechanisms of the geomagnetic field through dynamo simulations and physical properties of core material is remarkable. Advances in rock magnetism and paleomagnetism have increased information on the geomagnetic field in the past. These developments have enabled us to combine observational and theoretical results. They also have enabled us to discuss a possible relation between the geomagnetic field, the Earth's orbital elements and paleoclimate. Now the geomagnetism is not an isolated research field, but one of multidisciplinary research fields.

In this viewpoint, we hold this international session in the Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2006. This session is also to commemorate retirement of Professor Masaru Kono. We hope that researchers studying the Earth and planetary magnetic field meet together in a room, present their recent results, and encourage interdisciplinary works through vigorous discussion at this opportunity. We are going to invite several very active researchers from abroad.

In this session, we welcome presentation submissions on the topics below.

(A) Geodynamo: Theory, Numerical simulations, Laboratory Experiments, and associated studies on the core and the deep interior of the Earth

Solicited speakers
P. Roberts (UCLA)
J. Wicht (Max-Planck Inst)
P. Cardin (Univ Joseph Fourier)
E. Ohtani (Tohoku Univ)

(B) Paleomagnetism: Studies on the main geomagnetic field of the Earth and planets as paleointensity, secular variations, reversals, excursions, and rock magnetism as a basis for paleomagnetism. Interdisciplinary researches, for example relation with Earth's environments, are encouraged.

Solicited speakers
R. Coe (UCSC)
A. Jackson (ETH)
A. Roberts (Univ Southampton)
M. Kono (Tokyo Tech / Okayama Univ)
S. Maruyama (Tokyo Tech)

  • All presentations in English.
  • We'll hold oral and poster sessions.

for Participants

Date & Place

Session Schedule:
May 16
09:00 - 12:15

17:15 - 19:15
19:00 -
Oral Session I (Joint Session on origin of magnetic field) @ Ocean B, 1F
Poster Session I @ Convention Hall A, 2F
Reception @ restaurant NOA
May 17
09:00 - 17:00
17:15 - 19:15
Oral Session II @ 303, 3F
Poster Session II @ Convention Hall A, 2F
May 18
09:00 - 17:00 Oral Session III @ 303, 3F
The regular geomag/paleomag/rockmag session in Japanese will be held 15:30-17:00, May 16 at Rm. 301B
All sessions are components of
the JPGU meeting 2006, May 14-18

International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe
Makuhari, Chiba, Japan
Access Information is HERE (updated Apr. 27).

Session Program: (Updated Apr. 26)
You can download the final version of program (program-0510.pdf, PDF file, 2500kB) including schedule, session program and floor maps.

Registration on site

Participants from foreign countries can obtain your name card and the program at the front desk (administration counter) of the JPGU meeting (1st floor of the hall).


May 16 (Tue) 19:00 - 21:00, we are planning to hold the reception party in the restaurant NOA adjacent to the international conference hall.
Attendance fee : 4,000 Yen

Abstract Submission and Registration

already closed.

Hotel Information


Sponsored by

Local Organization Committee of this session

Toshitsugu Yamazaki (Geol Surv Japan, AIST)
Tadahiro Hatakeyama (Okayama Univ of Science)
Masaki Matsushima (Tokyo Tech)
Yozo Hamano (Univ of Tokyo)

Arata Yoshihara (Toyama Univ) convenener of the regular session