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Recent Developments and Applications in earth sciences of electron probe micro-analysis (virtual)

From 05.04.2021 until 09.04.2021
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The 2nd workshop (virtual this time!) on electron probe microanalysis run by the Agricultural University of Athens, Greece, will be held on 5th to 9th April 2021 (provisionally 2PM - 6PM; all times in Eastern European Time; UTC+2) on “Recent developments and applications in Earth sciences of electron probe micro-analysis”.

Electron probe microanalysis (EPMA) is commonly used to analyse the composition of solid geological materials to help answer a wide range of fundamental questions in geological and planetary sciences. The goal of this 5-day short course is to educate undergraduates, graduates, and early career researchers in the theory and practice of EPMA, with a specific focus on its application to geochemistry. This will be achieved through a set of online lectures covering topics ranging from conventional major element quantitative analysis to new developments in X-ray mapping, trace element analysis, measuring oxidation state and water content of hydrous glasses, and characterizing meteorites. A poster presentation from participants on the first day using Gather.Town will help participants get to know each other and highlight topics of interest for the rest of the course. Additionally, participants will have the option to acquire one to two days of hands-on data on the EPMA housed at our lab (Laboratory of Mineralogy and Geology; Agricultural University of Athens).

The workshop targets MSc students, PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and early career scientists from across the globe (EU and beyond). All selected applicants will have the opportunity to receive a special discount on EPMA lab in AU Athens, to analyse (directly or send us the samples) their rocks (polished thin/thick sections or 1-inch circular mounts) in the 18 months following the workshop.

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Key dates!

Applications open: 14th December, 2020 (Initial application)

Approval of workshop: mid-February, 2021 (then participants will be notified to register)

Registration deadline: 1st March, 2021 (late registration is possible but is not recommended)

Deadline for confirmation: 8th March, 2021

Payment deadline: 22nd March, 2021

Thanks and if you have any questions please e-mail: