News - 2011 - 2011

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.

 


In the News


 

More recent articles

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2011
Dr. Alfonso Pardo, September 2011, Visiting Faculty from the Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain. Dr. Pardo is currently an associate professor at the Polytechnic School of Huesca, of Zaragoza University, lecturing in the Environmental Science degree.
Tuesday, Nov 1, 2011
Dr. Michael Slawinski, September 2011, Visiting Faculty from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, CAN
Friday, Oct 28, 2011
Geosciences final exam schedule for courses: GEO 418, GEO 415, GEO 363, GEO 297, GEO 207, GEO 203, and GEO 102a in January.

Pages