International Short Course on Application of Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry to Earth Sciences

Perugia (Italy), 30/05 – 01/06, 2018

We are pleased to announce the 2018 edition of the 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 30/05 – 01/06, 2018.

The course will focus on the following topics:
• A first sight of LA-ICP-MS: theory and potentials in Earth Sciences;
• Trace element determination of geological matrices;
• Solving petro-volcanological problems through LA-ICP-MS;
• The use of LA-ICP-MS in petrology;
• 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 @ University of Perugia.

Free Access to the LA-ICP-MS facility supported by PVRG research group
A selected number of applicants (3 or 4) will have the opportunity to analyze their data, free of charge (2 or 3 analytical sessions), in the six months following the short course. Selection will be based on the submission of a brief research proposal (max 2 A4 pages) stating: (a) the main focus of the research, (b) the role of LA-ICP-MS and, (c) the expected impact of the research. The attendees are asked to provide a brief oral presentation during the short course.

Scientific Committee
Maurizio Petrelli (University of Perugia)
Teresa Ubide (University of Queensland, Australia)
Diego Perugini (University of Perugia)

Commercial Partners
Teledyne-Photon Machine
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Invited Speakers from commercial partners
Ciprian Stremtan (Teledyne-Photon Machine)

The course is organized by Maurizio Petrelli (Petro-Volcanology Research Group at Department of Physics and Geology, University of Perugia).

Location and Dates
Petro-Volcanology Research Group at Department of Physics and Geology, Palazzo delle Scienze, Piazza dell’Università, University of Perugia, Italy – 30/05 – 01/06, 2018.

The workshop targets Ph.D. students and advanced Master students, as well as Postdoctoral candidates and senior scientists interested in learning LA-ICP-MS. 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 (maurizio.petrelli@unipg.it). No registration fee is required. Max number of participants is 15. The organization does not cover local expenses for the participants. As a consequence, the attendees are expected to handle travel, accommodation, and all local costs by their self.

The deadline for registration, grant request and proposals submission for the access to the LA-ICP-MS facility is May 1, 2018.

The program will be uploaded soon… stay tuned

Images from the 2017 edition…