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Title

SwissSIMS Winter School

Dates

16-20 janvier 2023

Organizer(s)

Prof. Daniela Rubatto, UNIL/UNIBE Dr Anne-Sophie Bouvier, UNIL Dr Thomas Bovay, UNIL Dr Virgil Pasquier, UNIL

Speakers

Prof. Johanna Marin Carbonne, UNIL Prof. Daniela Rubatto, UNIL/UNIBE Dr Anne-Sophie Bouvier, UNIL Dr Thomas Bovay, UNIL Dr Virgil Pasquier, UNIL Michelle Ulrich, UNIBE Coralie Vesin, UNIBE Prof. Cees-Jan De Hoog, University of Edinburgh Speaker from the University of Nancy SIMS group

Description

This school is designed for PhD and Master students having interests in discovering and understanding SIMS technique and application. The course will be a free choice course of the ELSTE Master program (Uni Lausanne and Uni Geneva). Potential students from Master program from Uni Bern and ETHZ, but also foreign universities are welcome to join. PhD students from various doctoral programs from European Universities will be also interested. The participating students must have a project involving SIMS data acquisition. They need to have a background in mineralogy, geochemistry, and isotopic geochemistry. This SwissSIMS winter school aims to provide advanced knowledge on Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) instrumentation and applications in geosciences. During the school, students will attend lessons on SIMS theory, isotope mass spectrometry, standard calibration, data reduction and error propagation as well as practical sessions. Various application examples will be given by SwissSIMS researchers. One invited SIMS expert will give a short course on a research topic approached from a SIMS perspective, like geochronology, volcanology, cosmochemistry or geobiology. During the week, students in small groups will have the opportunity of to follow a basic training on tuning the instrument as well as the possibility of preparing one SIMS mount with a specific material and and analyzing it/them for isotope analyses. Particular sessions on sample preparation protocols and characterization of the surface will be included and students will use the laboratory equipment. A lab tour will be also a part if the course and will include other laboratories in the Centre of Advance Surface Analyses (CASA, NanoSIMS, cryo SEM and Electronic Microprobe). Exercises on standard calibration, data reduction and error propagation as well as sample preparation will be part of the course. We provide support (travel and registration fee) for DPMS Doctoral candidates to attend.

Location

University of Lausanne

Information
Places

30

Deadline for registration 16.01.2023
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