News - 2011 - 2011
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
Tuesday, Dec 20, 2011Wishing you a happy holiday! From the Staff at the Department of Geosciences.
Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011This past Thursday, December 8, 2011, local middle school students from the Community House After School Academy (CHASA) came to Guyot Hall to learn...
Tuesday, Dec 13, 2011Over the weekend, research fellow Claudie Beaulieu (AOS), was interviewed on Canada's national public broadcaster Radio-Canada “Les annÃ©es lumiÃ¨res...
Monday, Dec 5, 2011The Princeton Undergraduate Geosciences Society (PUGS) will be holding its first meeting on Dec. 9 at 3:30pm in Guyot 155.
Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011Postdoctoral scholar Kevin Lewis has been selected to join the team of NASA's latest Mars mission, the Curiosity rover. Having launched successfully...
Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011Department Chair Bess Ward has been selected to receive the 2012 Procter & Gamble Award in Applied and Environmental Microbiology of the American...
Monday, Nov 21, 2011On Friday, November 11, the graduate students in the Department of Geosciences hosted a collaborative Graduate Research Symposium at Lewis Library....
Monday, Nov 14, 2011The spring term schedule is available for download on the Geosciences "Courses" tab.