First International Short Course on “Application of Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) to Earth Sciences”
Perugia (Italy), 25-26-27/05/2016
We are pleased to announce the First International Short Course on “Application of Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) to Earth Sciences” that will be held in Perugia (Italy) on 25-26-27/05/2016.
The Petro-Volcanology Research Group at the Department of Physics and Geology of the University of Perugia (Italy) is offering a 3-day short course on the application of Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry within the field of Earth Science. The course will focus on the following topics:
• Trace element determination of geological matrices;
• U/Pb geochronology of accessory materials;
• Application of elemental imaging to geological problems.
The course is strongly based on the practical use of LA-ICP-MS, data reduction and interpretation. Applicants will be trained in the “hands-on” operation equipment, using the two LA-ICP-MS instruments available at the Petro-Volcanology Research Group. A selected number of applicants will have the opportunity to analyze their own data, free of charge, in the four months following the short course. Selection will be based upon the submission of a short research proposal.
The course is organized by Maurizio Petrelli (Petro-Volcanology Research Group at Department of Physics and Geology, University of Perugia) with the support of Teledyne Technologies Inc. and Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Location and Dates
Petro-Volcanology Research Group at Department of Physics and Geology, University of Perugia, Italy – May, 25-27, 2016.
The workshop targets PhD students and advanced Master students, as well as Postdoctoral candidates and senior scientists. A series of lectures will be provided on the application of LA-ICP-MS in Earth Sciences.
Registration (free of charge)
Participants are kindly requested to register for the workshop by sending an e-mail to Maurizio Petrelli (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The deadline for both registration and submission of proposals for the access to the LA-ICP-MS facility is April 25, 2016.