FIERCE Isotope Short Course

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Next Short Course Planned for March 2023

Every two years FIERCE 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.

The short course is aimed at PhD students/post-docs with existing basic knowledge on isotope geology. Interested MSc students are, however, also welcome.

The course consists of individual lectures by experts in the field 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.

In 2021 the course took place online, in previous years we had is an in-person meeting in Frankfurt at the Riedeberg Campus over the curse of four days.

The next FIERCE Isotope short course is planned for March 2023. Information will be availabe from autumn of 2022.


FIERCE Isotope Short Course 2021, 9 – 12 March

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Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

The new date is 9 – 12 March 2021. The course will be held virtually 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: Richard Albert, Robert Anczkiewicz, Sonja Aulbach, Tim Elliott, David Evans, Jan Fietzke, Glennn Getani, Axel Gerdes, Simone Kasemann, Joachim Kruse, Horst Marschall, Leo Millonig, Wolfgang Müller, Carsten Münker, Axel Schmitt, Hans-Michael Seitz

The updated programme for this year's short course is now available online. We are still working on the details for the discussion groups and on the poster session, but the talk schedule is finalized.

Costs: The course fee will be 25 € for students and early career scientists and 300 € for non-academic and industrial attendees.

Registration: Online registration is closed. The course is fully booked.

Course venue: online

Additional Information: info@fierce.uni-frankfurt.de