[CRYOLIST] student workshop to learn thermochronology (with Antarctic focus)

Licht, Kathy J. klicht at iupui.edu
Mon Jan 14 11:59:23 PST 2019

We're inviting applications from interested undergrad and early-career grad students for about 6-8 slots in a 2-week workshop for students to analyze and interpret (U-Th)/He dates from their own research projects (along with opportunities for complementary FT, U/Pb, and Ar/Ar dating). We especially invite students working on Antarctic geology but projects focusing on other areas will be considered as well. We can't provide travel funds, but we will cover room and board and analytical costs once they are here in Tucson.

The Antarctichron/Chronothon 2019 workshop will take place 24 June - 8 July, and will be led by Pete Reiners, Stuart Thomson, Sidney Hemming, and Kathy Licht. More information is here: https://www.geo.arizona.edu/~reiners/antarctichron_chronothon_2019.htm, and below.

Interested students should send a brief (<2 page) proposal describing their project, as well as a short letter of support from their research advisor, to reiners at email.arizona.edu, by 15 February. Students will be notified of the outcome of their application by 1 March.

A little more detail: As with previous versions of our summer workshops, we invite applications from students to participate in an intense 2-week "chronothon" of analysis, interpretation, modeling, and presentation of thermochronology (mostly (U-Th)/He dating-focused). Students will bring their own mineral separates from their projects, and will prepare and analyze apatite, zircon, and other minerals for He dating. There may be opportunities to combine these with FT, U/Pb, and Ar dates too, through collaborations with co-instructors. Antarctichron/Chronothon 2019 is aimed primarily at advanced undergraduate and early-career graduate students who are working on their senior theses or are in the early phases of their graduate research. The goals of the workshop are 1) to provide an opportunity for students to perform geochronologic and thermochronologic analyses on their own samples and 2) to provide some training and experience in the fundamentals of geochronology/thermochronology, diffusion, and analytical techniques, and 3) to provide an integrated perspective on geologic processes and phenonomena in Antarctica or other regions that can be addressed through radioisotopic dating. For more information see: https://www.geo.arizona.edu/~reiners/antarctichron_chronothon_2019.htm

Kathy Licht
Associate Professor
IUPUI Department of Earth Sciences
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317-278-1343 (ph)
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