Heavy Mineral Analysis in Solving Tectonic Problems

We are still accepting registrations for the Heavy Minerals Workshop. We encourage researchers at all stages to register!

Heavy Mineral Analysis in Solving Tectonic Problems
An NSF-funded workshop at the University of Iowa
November 20-23, 2021; Iowa City, IA
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For more information: emily-finzel@uiowa.edu

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce Heavy Mineral Analysis in Solving Tectonic Problems, a workshop led by Dr. Luca Caracciolo (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg) and Dr. Sergio Andò (University of Milano Bicocca), who teach the European-based Heavy Mineral School at the University of Milano-Bicocca. This workshop will be organized to maximize the training of participants and allow for open discussions that focus on themes such as the effects of source rock lithologies, climate, hydraulic sorting, weathering, and lithification on detrital signatures, as well as single grain geochemistry and geochronology and future directions of research in these fields. The format of the workshop will include lectures, discussion sessions, and laboratory time on microscopes.

Total workshop participants will be limited to 30, with 20 spots reserved for Ph.D. students/post-docs, junior faculty (within 7 years of Ph.D.), and underrepresented groups (defined as the NSF (19-304) categories of Native American, Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, or Asian).

Thanks to funding from the NSF Tectonics and Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology programs, there is a nominal registration fee of $150, and limited funds are available to subsidize travel costs (prioritized for Ph.D. students/post-docs, junior faculty, and underrepresented groups). A block of rooms has been reserved at a special rate at the Iowa House Hotel (https://iowahousehotel.uiowa.edu/), located adjacent to the workshop building. Guests can book online using this link: Welcome! (innroad.com), and the promocode geologyworkshop to secure the discounted rate.

COVID-19 Precautions
The Earth & Environmental Sciences Department, in accordance with University of Iowa requirements and guidance, have protocols in place to permit faculty and students to access labs and continue research and teaching activities. In the event of a COVID-19 resurgence, we may adopt new protocols or reschedule the workshop.

Organizing Committee
Dr. Emily Finzel, University of Iowa
Dr. Bill McClelland, University of Iowa
Dr. David Peate, University of Iowa
Leon Aden, ExxonMobil retired and University of Iowa