student workshop to learn thermochronology (with Antarctic focus)
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
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 [hidden email], 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
IUPUI Department of Earth Sciences
Indianapolis, IN 46202