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New Directions in Rock Magnetism

The Institute for Rock Magnetism (IRM) was established in the fall of 1990 as a National Multi-User Facility whose core mission is to serve the greater geomagnetic community by providing free-of-charge access to state-of-the-art facilities and technical expertise, and by encouraging visiting researchers in their studies of important new topics in rock magnetism and related interdisciplinary fields. In addition, the IRM is committed to:


Decades of Scientific Contribution and Collaboration

The Institute for Rock Magnetism was founded through the generous support of the National Science Foundation's Earth Science Division and the W. M. Keck Foundation. The passion of the researchers at the IRM has won the support of many distinguished members of the national and international science community, many of whom have agreed to serve as members of the IRM's Research Advisory Committee. The vitality of the Institute has been maintained and promoted through the assistance of the NSF-EAR and the University of Minnesota.

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Diversity Statement

The Institute for Rock Magnetism is committed to the values of Equity and Diversity. Our goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment that is free from bias and discrimination and that actively supports inclusion and accessibility for all participants. Staff at the IRM will strive to accommodate and facilitate any accessibility issue that may be encountered. Information about specific services offered by the Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) of the University of Minnesota can be accessed at .

Institute for Rock Magnetism, University of Minnesota, 291 Shepherd Labs, 100 Union Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455