LA-ICP-MS U-Th-Pb Workshop Boston Goldschmidt 2018

August 12, 2018, Boston

Workshop goals

  • To discuss results from the zircon reference set experiment
  • To recap the comparison of data processing software and compare data plotting packages
  • To discuss issues of linearity/detector cross-calibration in SC-SF-ICP-MS data

LA-ICP-MS U-Th-Pb Network Short Course Boston Goldschmidt 2018

August 11, 2018, Boston

Short course goals

  • To detail and embed 2016 Community paper workflows and recommendations

Prague 2015 LA-ICP-MS U-Th-Pb Network Workshop

August 15 - 16, 2015

Workshop goals

  • To highlight progress in the zircon reference set and data processing software comparison initiatives
  • Defining the workflow and uncertainty propagation of common-Pb correction in LA-ICP-MS U-Pb geochronology
  • Defining the workflow and better practice guidelines for using annealing/chemical abrasion in LA-ICP-MS U-Pb geochronology

Zircon - a key mineral for dating and tracking geological processes

September 8 - 13, 2013, Pavia, Italy


The international school is hosted by University of Pavia and devoted to PhD students, post-docs and young researchers. The school will explore new frontiers of zircon geochronology, petrology and thermochronology. Case studies on the usefulness of zircon studies in tracking magmatic, sedimentary and metamorphic processes will be presented by several lecturers, including F. Corfu (University of Oslo, Norway), M. Horstwood (British Geological Survey, UK), J. Kosler (University of Bergen, Norway), M. Malusà (Università Milano Bicocca, Italy), J-L. Paquette (CNRS & Université B. Pascal, France), D. Rubatto (ANU, Australia), F. Wu (Chinese Academy of Science, China) and M. Zattin (University of Padova, Italy). The school will end with a one-day excursion (led by S. Sinigoi, Università di Trieste, Italy) to the Sesia magmatic system (Ivrea-Verbano Zone, southern Alps).

Laser ablation ICP-MS workshop in Charleston, South Carolina

March 6 - 8, 2013

Workshop goals

  • Identifying and propagating the limiting uncertainties in LA U-Th-Pb dating
  • Reassessing the use of population statistics and the appropriate use of linear regressions and weighted means
  • Identifying software processing contributions to improving the 2% (2s) ILC uncertainty limit
  • Understanding interpretation limits in assessing ages and uncertainties of complex datasets – the role of geological phenomena
  • Isoplot-type functionality for the future