News - 2019 - 2019
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, Oct 30, 2019For three hurricane seasons in a row, storms with record-breaking rainfall have caused catastrophic flooding in the southern United States: Harvey in...
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Dr. Yuzhen Yan on successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis: "Climate Snapshots...
Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Dr. Danielle Priscilla Santiago Ramos on successfully defending her Ph.D. thesis...
Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019The Department of Geosciences at Princeton University announces competition for the 2020-2021 Harry Hess Fellows Program.
Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Dr. Rajkrishna Dutta on successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis: "High-Pressure...
Monday, Sep 30, 2019The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Dr. Scott Angus Maclennan on successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis: "Temporal...
Monday, Sep 30, 2019On September 19, 2019 the Department of Geosciences (GEO) at Princeton University launched a new website (geosciences.princeton.edu) that is mobile-...
Friday, Sep 27, 2019“Among those organizations engaged in the making of all geologists at Princeton is the celebrated Lunch Club,” geology graduate student Harold...
Friday, Sep 27, 2019Following last week’s extreme rainfall and flooding, an international team of scientists carried out a rapid analysis to determine whether the...