News - 2013 - 2013
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
Monday, Dec 16, 2013Tullis Onstott gave a presentation in the Marine Sciences Building at Rutgers University, explaining his recent research and findings in a South...
Thursday, Dec 12, 2013A short video from the History Channel featuring Gerta Keller on evidence of what caused the extinction of dinosaurs
Thursday, Dec 12, 2013GEO Undergrad Nathan Serota '14 writes in the Princeton Alumni Weekly (PAW) on the Princeton 48-Hour Hackathon that took place in November, 2013.
Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013Jeroen Tromp, the Blair Professor of Geology and Professor of Applied & Computational Mathematics, recently received a Department of Energy (DOE...
Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University Congratulates Kirsten L. Karsh on successfully defending her Ph.D. thesis.
Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013Adventure on the high seas. Hunting for planets outside our solar system. Searching through archives for a lost manuscript. These stories and many...
Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013This is an invitation to attend the FRS 187: Earth's Environments & Ancient Civilization Student Presentations Program. During the week-long Fall...
Monday, Dec 2, 2013For the 13 freshmen in Freshman Seminar 187: "Earth's Environments and Ancient Civilizations," the starting point was a difficult scavenger hunt....
Monday, Dec 2, 2013In the freshman seminar, "Earth's Environments and Ancient Civilizations," students study how to use global positioning systems (GPS), archaeological...