News - 2010 - 2010

Faculty Spotlight

Professor Blair Schoene

Associate Professor of Geosciences

Area(s): Crustal Evolution, Earth History, and Geochronologyand Thermochronology

Teaching

GEO372 - Rocks
GEO373 - Structural Geology
GEO464 - Quantifying Geologic Time
GEO 556 - Construction and Evolution of Continents

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

 

Blair Schoene, Associate Professor of Geosciences

Research Summary

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.

 


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More recent articles

Wednesday, Jul 7, 2010
Title: "Biostratigraphy, Paleoenvironment and Geochemistry of the Late Cenomanian Oceanic Anoxic Event 2 and the Cretaceous/Tertiary Boundary" Examining Committee Members: Gerta Keller, Thierry Adatte (Univ. de Neuchatel), Frederik Simons and Satish Myneni
Tuesday, Apr 6, 2010
For Receiving the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Award.
Friday, Mar 5, 2010
Create a dish that represents your group's research! Your entry will be scored by our balanced panel of judges on 1) taste and 2) scientific justification. Questions contact Suki - dorfman@princeton.edu
Friday, Feb 5, 2010
Presentations 12N - 2PM, Guyot 10; Poster Session - 2PM, Great Hall; Bus leaves at 3:30 in Lot 20
Friday, Jan 29, 2010
Grad Presentations - 12N-2PM - Room 10 Poster Sessions - 2PM - 3PM - Great Hall Bus leaves at 3:30 in Lot 20