Ge 219

Non-traditional Isotopes Seminar

6 units (2-0-4)  |  third term
Prerequisites: Ge 140a or b, or permission of instructor.
The course deals with advanced topics in stable and radiogenic isotope geo-/cosmochemistry and builds on Ge 140a and b, with emphasis on non-traditional isotope systems (Mg, Fe, Ti, Mo, U, etc.). Starting with close examination of seminal papers, each topic will build up to a discussion of the remaining outstanding questions. Topics to be covered will be guided by class interests. Example subjects could include: the early solar system, extinct radioactivities, nucleosynthetic anomalies, the early Earth, paleoredox reconstructions, medical use of stable isotopes. All participants will lead discussions of papers and present a lecture on a relevant subject. Grades will include participation, a review/proposal paper, and oral examination(s).
Instructor: Tissot

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