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Argon Geochronology Workshop

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Socorro, NM
— May 23, 2017

From June 6-8, 2017, our New Mexico Geochronology Research Laboratory hosted 35 geochronologists from 7 countries to discuss multiple topics that impact radiometric dating of rock samples and noble gas measurements.

Day 1 Focus: Sustainable software for isotope measurement and data reduction. Showcasing “PyChron” a software developed by Dr. Jake Ross at the New Mexico Bureau of Geology.

Day 2 Focus: Best practices in laboratory design, data acquisition and data reduction towards fully utilizing ultra-high precision measurements to solve complex geological problems. Discussion leaders Drs. Matt Heizler, William McIntosh and Jake Ross. Day3: Wrap up and interactive software and data presentation.

Major Sponsor:

  • National Science Foundation

Other sponsors:

  • Thermo-Fisher Scientific
  • Isotopx Ltd.
  • New Mexico Tech
  • New Mexico Geochronology Research Laboratory
  • Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Alumni Fund