Virtual Thermo2020

Starting in the fall of 2020, the Organizing Committee for the Thermo2020/2021 meeting began hosting 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.

Talks, abstracts, and chats from previous sessions are available in our virtual meeting archive.

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 3: Tuesday December 15, 10:00 AM (CST); 5:00 PM (CET)

Name Institution Title Video/Chat
Birk Härtel TU Bergakademie Freiberg Zircon Raman dating: Age calculation and closure temperature(s)Video
Chris Mark University College DublinIsotopic forward modelling: A new tool to interpret U-Pb thermochronometry dataVideo
Catherine Ross University of Texas at Austin Zircon (U-Th)/He impact crater thermochronometry and the effects of shock microstructures on helium diffusion kineticsVideo

Session 4: Tuesday December 15, 5:00 PM (CST); Wednesday December 16, 10:00 AM (AEDT)

Name Institution TitleVideo/Chat
Li YangChina University of Geosciences, Beijing Application of fission track thermochronology to porphyry belts in Eastern Kunlun Mountains, Qinghai-Tibet PlateauVideo
Samuel Boone University of Melbourne A global platform solution for big data in low-temperature thermochronology: AusGeochem and LithoSurferVideo
Ling Chung University of Melbourne The FastTracks digital fission-track analysis training moduleVideo
Extra discussion
Murat TamerUniversity of Texas at AustinProposal for a new inter-laboratory experimentVideo

Sessions 5 and 6 will be January 19/20, 2021. 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.  The format is a brief introduction followed by a moderated open floor.