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IRM Quarterly

Lindsay (Lin) George Parry, 1922-2016

In the latest installment of the IRM Quarterly:  An obituary for Lin Parry, by Phil Schmidt. 

Also in this issue:

2016 Summer School of Rock Magnetism coming soon!

Magnetic geoscience research uses sensitive, nondestructive measurements on natural materials to illuminate geomagnetic field history, tectonic processes and environmental changes. Learn more about the fundamentals and applications at the fourth biennial Summer School in Rock Magnetism (SSRM), which will be held June 1-10, 2016 at the Institute for Rock Magnetism (IRM) in Minneapolis, MN.

The 10-day program is targeted at graduate students and advanced undergraduate students in rock magnetism, paleomagnetism, and associated fields. Students will receive intensive instruction in rock magnetic theory and laboratory techniques.  A  daily schedule of lectures, hands-on laboratory measurements, and data processing will introduce students to the fundamentals of rock magnetism and paleomagnetism and the practical aspects of collecting and interpreting data responsibly. Instructors for the summer school will be primarily IRM faculty and staff.

In addition to a $100 registration fee, participants will be responsible for the costs of housing, meals, and travel to and from Minneapolis. For students from outside the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, housing will be available in University of Minnesota dormitories (~$30 per night).  A  limited number of scholarships ($200-$250) will be available to cover some of the costs for attending the summer program. Participation will be limited to 20 students, on a first-come first-served basis. Applications and registration fees must be received by the deadline, April 30, 2016.

Registration is now closed!

  Please visit our 2016 Summer School website for details.

2015 Class of AGU Fellows announced!

Congratulations to rock magnetists Mike Jackson (Institute for Rock Magnetism, University of Minnesota) and Mark Dekkers (Fort Hoofddijk Paleomagnetic Laboratory, Utrecht University) for this great achievement! All the best from all of us at the IRM!


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