FIERCE Isotope Short Course 2023, 7 – 10 March


Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

7 – 10 March 2023. The course will be held at the Geozentrum in Frankfurt am Main with talks and discussion between 10:00h and 18:00h CET.

FIERCE in cooperation with SPP-1833 Building a Habitable Earth runs a short course on the analysis of stable and radiogenic isotopes (e.g., Li, B, Sr, Mo, Nd, Hf, W, U-Pb, U-Th) as well as trace elements in rocks and minerals by laser ablation and solution-based ICP-MS and SIMS. Presentations comprise technical aspects of instrumentation, methods, and a wide range of applications with an emphasis on geochronology, processes on the early Earth and in the solar system, composition and evolution of oceans and the continental crust.

Requirements: The course is designed for PhD students/post-docs with existing basic knowledge on isotope geology and is given as individual lectures by experts in the field. Interested MSc students are, however, also welcome.

Speakers: Sonja Aulbach, David Evans, Axel Gerdes, Horst Marschall, Wolfgang Müller, Hans-Michael Seitz; further external speakers to be announced.

The programme for the last short course in 2021 is available for your orientation. The current programme will be availble late 2022/early 2023. 

Costs: The course fee will be 85 € for students and academics and 350 € for non-academic and industrial attendees. This includes a dinner function on Thursday and coffee during course breaks.

Registration: Online registration will open 7. November 2022 and close on 10. February 2022.

Course venue: Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Campus Riedberg, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Altenhöferallee 1, 60438 Frankfurt am Main

Additional Information: to follow soon