Microtectonics Workshop

Microtectonics Workshop

Venue: Petrology Lab, Birkbeck

(details on how to locate the lab can be found hereat the bottom of the page)

Date: Wednesday, January 6th

Time: 9 am to 12.30 pm

Professor Cees Paschier from the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, will deliver a 2.5-hour Distinguished Keynote Invited Lecture with practical demonstrations on “Microtectonics”. This will cover aspects of the kinematic analysis of deformed rocks, such as how to use geometric data from fabric elements in deformed rocks such as foliations, porphyroclasts, porphyroblasts, folds, veins and boudins to obtain quantitative kinematic data on the progress of deformation. This presentation will give an introduction to more detailed courses available at the University of Mainz.

The workshop will occur in the new 65 seat Birkbeck Petrology Laboratory constructed over the summer of 2015 which is 5 minutes walk from UCL. The laboratory has state-of-the-art audio visual facilities, petrological microscopes and computers at each student station. The computers can receive switchable feeds from the lecturer’s teaching microscope, the lecturer’s computer, the lecturer’s hand-specimen visualiser video feed, and from an electron microprobe located adjacent to the petrology laboratory. The lecture/presentation can be captured on high definition video. All video and audio material, including views of the classroom and lecturer, plus microprobe, hand-specimen visualiser and petrological microscope video feed can be streamed so that distance learners can participate.

Participants will benefit from a multi-source audio-visual feed of the scientific material to produce a rich environment in which to learn petrology from a leading researcher in the field.

To register for this workshop, please email the organisation team at tsg2016.london@gmail.com.

Please note, due to a limited number of places for this workshop (max. 65 people), registration will be on a ‘first come, first served’ basis! Apologies if we are not able to accommodate you on the course.

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