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

Perugia (Italy), 30/05 – 01/06, 2018

UPDATE – 07/05/2018: The final program is now availavle for the download.

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.

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

Images from the 2017 edition…