Thursday, 13 October 2011

EAG Short-Course Series


At the School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol 9-11th January 2012

The short course is designed to develop understanding and key practical skills for early stage researchers in Earth Science who use sector-field, isotope ratio mass-spectrometry (i.e. multi-collector plasma, and thermal ionisation instruments).

The course will be consist of lectures, discussion sessions and some paper-data handling exercises. Participants will be expected to share their own experiences in measurements and gain insight not only from the taught components but also by discussion with other users with a wide range of experience. Each day will deal with different main topics: Day 1, hardware, Day 2, sample preparation and calibration, Day 3 data handling and uncertainties.

The course will be delivered by staff and researchers from the Bristol Isotope Group and the NERC Isotope Geoscience Laboratory. There are also invited contributions from Stephan Richter from the Institute for Reference Material and Measurement, Marian Scott (University of Glasgow) and Noah McLean (MIT, USA).

Logistics: The course is free, but participants will have to cover travel, accommodation, breakfast and evening meals. Information on travel to Bristol and the university, suggested accommodation and contacts for registration will be posted on this site. The course will be limited to 25 people and place will be allocated on a first come-first serve basis. The course is organised by Dan Condon (NIGL) and Tim Elliott (University of Bristol) and sponsored by EAG and NIGL.

Email Dan Condon ( for more information.