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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.
In the latest installment of the IRM Quarterly: A The IRM acquires a portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometer (pXRF), allowing non-destructive elemental analysis. Ellery Frahm and Joshua Feinberg.
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Please follow this link to access an online (extremely short!) questionnaire seeking feedback on the possibility of holding the next Conference on Rock Magnetism in Kiama, Australia.
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!
Registration for the upcoming FORC workshop is open!
Please join us in Minnesota this summer, July 23rd and 24th, for a special 2-day meeting titled, "2015 First Order Reversal Curve (FORC) Workshop." The workshop will consist of lectures and hands-on training sessions that aim to teach the fundamentals of the technique as well as best practices for acquiring and processing FORC data.
Information is available following the 2015 FORC Workshop link to the webpage.
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