Professor Blair Schoene
Associate Professor of Geosciences
Area(s): Crustal Evolution, Earth History, and Geochronologyand Thermochronology
Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometer (TIMS) laboratory
The Princeton radiogenic isotope geoscience lab was completed in 2011. The laboratory mainstains a IsotopX PhoeniX62 Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometer (TIMS) to perform high-precision U-Pb geochronology on zircons and other accessory minerals with sub-picogram Pb blanks. MORE ABOUT THE LAB
I am a geologist who uses a variety of tools to understand Earth history with a focus on how magmatic processes build continental crust and and affect the biosphere, atmosphere, and oceans. I run a high-precision U-Pb geochronology lab, and understanding timescales features prominently in much of my group’s research. Most projects begin in the field with outrcrop to regional scale mapping, using complementary approaches such as thermochronology, radiogenic isotope tracing, structural analysis, geochemistry, and numerical and statistical techniques. My lab is in Geosciences at Princeton, and consists of low-blank clean room facilities, two thermal ionization mass spectrometers, rock and mineral separation and characterization facilities. My group also shares space and instrumentation with other lab groups in the department that measure stable and radiogenic isotopes and geochemistry of a whole variety of Earth materials.
In the News
Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019Professor of Geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute Gabriel Vecchi appears on Jake Tappers' CNN "Earth Matters Series" to discusses...
Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019The links between hurricanes and climate change are complex, but some aspects are getting clearer. Tropical storms draw their energy from ocean heat...
Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019Join us in congratulating Harry Hess Postdoctoral Fellow Nadir Jeevanjee as a recipient of the 2019 James R. Holton Award, to be awarded at the 2019...
Monday, Aug 19, 2019Sea temperature and ocean acidification have climbed during the last three decades to levels beyond what is expected due to natural variation alone,...
Thursday, Aug 15, 2019
Monday, Jul 22, 2019UPDATE: YBRA and the Bonini Family are pleased to announce details of the William E. “Bill” Bonini ’48 *49 (faculty 1952-1996) cabin dedication...
Sunday, Jul 21, 2019As the University plans the renovation and expansion of Guyot Hall, which will house the expanding computer science department, members of the Guyot-...
Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019
The Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) has selected six Princeton University graduate students for research awards supporting projects...
Friday, Jun 28, 2019The team of associate research scholar Hom Nath Gharti, postdoctoral research associate Etienne Bachmann, and graduate students Congyue Cui, Lucas...