EGU General Assembly 2023
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FIELDSTONE: a computational geodynamics (self-)teaching tool

Cedric Thieulot
Cedric Thieulot
  • Utrecht University, Dept. of Earth Sciences, utrecht, Netherlands (

The 'Fieldstone' project is an attempt to first and foremost provide the Utrecht University students with a single source of knowledge/information about the field of computational geodynamics. It consists of a unique blend of multiple syllabuses for the geophysics courses that I teach, more than a hundred of educational python codes covering many topics (finite elements, finite differences, rheology, mass momentum energy equations, plotting, some data processing, etc ...) and a rudimentary attempt at organising more than 4000 references by topic. It is an ongoing open source project that is constantly updated by myself with occasional contributions by our MSc students. It is however not only meant for students as it is also used by colleagues and collaborators of different universities for personal study or to train their own students. 
In my presentation I will explain the philosophy and structure of the project, show examples of some of the key educational codes and reflect on how I see this project mature in the coming years and hopefully find its audience. 

How to cite: Thieulot, C.: FIELDSTONE: a computational geodynamics (self-)teaching tool, EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 24–28 Apr 2023, EGU23-14212,, 2023.