Photo’s and videos

What have the FlowTrans fellows been up to? Our fellows explain there research in understandable terms: science for everyone! Here is where you can find it. Check out some content below or click on the links for more video content!

Want to know why breaking rocks in the laboratory can be useful? ESR Fellow Frans Aben made a movie about it:

What’s common between rocks and butterfly? Check out Elisabete Pedrosa’s explanation:

How do you put a zebra in a rock? Ulrich Kelka restates his assumptions: 

What happens to rocks, when they interplay with chemistry over long times? See Stephen Centrella’s video story:

The ride of fluids through rocks, interpreted by Fredrik Eriksen, with the help of Richard Wagner:

Have you ever wondered what kind of tree like patterns grow in dissolving rocks? Check out Le Xu’s movie about it:

How do caves form? Where do their shapes come from? Why do they form horizontal caverns and vertical conduits? Follow Karine Petrus explanations on the inquiry: 

For all videos, check out our Youtube channel:

And for the 3-minute talks realized/mounted by Natacha Toussaint), in which our Fellows explain their subject, go to:

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For presentations of the International conference FLOWTRANS2015 in Strasbourg, check: (abstracts available on )
Below are some pictures from various ITN FlowTrans workshops:

FlowTrans Workshop in La Palma, Canary Islands

FlowTrans Workshop in Israel

Zebra rocks!

Evolution of Stylolite Roughness

Some slides illustrating different aspects of stylolite roughness. Stylolites are rough dissolution seams that develop when rocks are compacted and dissolve. Dark seams in stylolites collect material that dissolves slower or does not dissolve at all. Different dissolution speed at opposing rock interfaces at the stylolite lead to roughening of the interface. Surface and elastic energy are working against the roughening and flatten the surface again.