Virtual Thermo2020

Starting in the fall of 2020, the Organizing Committee for the Thermo2020/2021 meeting will host an interim virtual talk and discussion series to promote early career scientists and students, and provide opportunities to share our science. Visit this page to see announcements of upcoming talks and discussions.

To receive invitations to attend the virtual events, please preregister for the conference. There is no cost or obligation. Links for participating via Zoom will be emailed ~1 week prior to the sessions.

Talk and discussion events will be ~one hour long, and held at times to allow participation in two of three geographical regions (Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe) simultaneously. Events will be recorded and posted here for those unable to attend. Final titles, abstracts, and discussion summaries will be uploaded ~1 week before sessions.

Session 1: Tuesday November 10, 10:00 AM (CST); 5:00 PM (CET)

Name Institution Title Video/Chat
Remi Rateau Trinity College, Dublin A geo-thermochronology study (LAFT-U/Pb and AHe) offshore West of Ireland – Age and exhumation of the North Porcupine HighVideo
Ian Hillenbrand University of Massachusetts, Amherst The rise and fall of the Acadian altiplano: Evidence for a Paleozoic orogenic plateau in New England, USAVideo
Audrey Margirier GFZ Potsdam New constraints on the timing of Carnegie Ridge subduction from low-temperature thermochronology (Ecuadorian Andes)Video

Session 2: Tuesday November 10, 5:00 PM (CST); Wednesday November 11, 10:00 AM (AEDT)

Name Institution Preliminary TitleVideo/Chat
Honcheng Guo Lehigh University Using continuous ramped heating to assess dispersion in (U-Th)/He ages from Transantarctic Mountain apatitesVideo
Murat Tamer University of Texas at Austin On step-etching experiments on fission tracks in apatite and effective track etch times Video
Rich Ketcham University of Texas at Austin TOPIC: Quantifying fission-track etching, and how it affects efficiency and reproducibility.

Session 3 will be December 15/16, 2020. Presentations TBA.

Talks are 15 minutes, with 5-minute discussion periods afterward.  Questions and comments can be entered via chat during the talks, and via chat or live during the discussion periods. 

Discussions are intended to generate active dialogue and interchange on areas of interest to the thermochronology community.  Participants are encouraged to read the preparatory materials and come with questions, critiques, and ideas.  There will be a ~2-minute introduction followed by a moderated open floor.