Social Event Locations
These are locations for the conference social events.
Our workshop program provides training and teaching in topics across geochemistry and related fields. We are currently liaising with the workshop organisers to ascertain if any workshops can become virtual. Any updates will be added to this page.
|Crystallization via non-classical pathways Details||20 Jun - 21 Jun||Xin Zhang (PNNL), Pupa Gilbert (University of Wisconsin - Madison), Qian Chen (UIUC)||US$120|
|Geochemical Modelling Workshop. Using PHREEQC for laboratory and industrial applications. Details||20 Jun - 21 Jun||Julien Declercq, Mike Herrell||US$300|
|LA-ICP-MS Data Reduction using LADR Details||20 Jun - 21 Jun||Dr Ashley Norris, Prof Leonid V. Danyushevsky||US$90|
|Modeling element diffusion in high temperature systems: a practical introduction to geospeedometry Details||20 Jun - 21 Jun||Thomas Shea, Sumit Chakraborty, Maren Kahl, Kendra Lynn, Fidel Costa||US$150|
|New Trends in Laser Ablation-Based Techniques for Direct Solid Sample Chemical Analysis Details||20 Jun||Jhanis J Gonzalez, Alan Koenig||US$100|
|Reactive Transport Modeling in Geochemical Systems Details||20 Jun - 21 Jun||Craig Bethke, Brian Farrell, Qusheng Jin, Jia Wang||US$100|
|The Magma Chamber Simulator (MCS): An Open-System Phase Equilibria Modeling Tool for Magma Recharge, Crustal Assimilation/Stoping and Crystallization (RASFC) Details||20 Jun - 21 Jun||Melissa Scruggs, Wendy Bohrson, Valerie Strasser||US$160|
|Thermodynamic Modeling of Magmatic Systems with alphaMELTS2 Details||20 Jun - 21 Jun||Paula Antoshechkina, Paul Asimow||US$125/US$65|
|Clear, Concise and Confident: Creating Impact In Your Goldschmidt Presentation Details||21 Jun||Alice Williams, Edel O'Sullivan||US$20/US$30|
|Applications of isotope tracers to geochemical kinetics studies Details||21 Jun||Chen Zhu, Jim Kubicki||US$100|
|ArAR Argon Age Recalcuation: The how and why of recalculating Ar/Ar geochronology Details||21 Jun||Aisha Al Suwaidi, Courtney Sprain, Cameron Mercer||US$60|
|Earth Science meets Data Science - Services & Systems, Policies & Procedures, Tools & Techniques for Geochemistry Details||21 Jun||Kerstin Lehnert, Shaunna Morrison, Lucia Profeta||US$60|
|Making Maps and Movies with the Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) Details||21 Jun||Paul Wessel||US$60|
|Raman on the Rocks Details||21 Jun||Dr. Ding Shuo, Dr. Jan Toporski||US$90|
|Student Engagement in Higher Education Details||23 Jun||Laurent Valentin||US$10|
|Communicating Science Details||25 Jun||Adina Paytan, Tom Parkhill||US$10|
Crystallization via non-classical pathways
**This workshop is cancelled and we are currently ascertaining if this workshop can be run virtually. Any updates will be included here. If you have booked and paid for this workshop you will be refunded in full in due course.**If this Crystallization via non-classical pathways is important during the formation of minerals in nature and has become to a popular method to synthesize advanced materials at both the lab and industrial scales. Unlike either classical crystal growth pathway via monomer-by-monomer addition or Ostwald ripening, crystallization via non-classical pathways such as particle-by-particle attachment can form bigger crystals, faster. Up to now, plentiful materials prepared via classical crystallization have been applied in various fields such as energy, catalysis, biomedicine, optics, electrics, and magnetics. Understanding crystallization via non-classical pathways could provide new insights on design and synthesis of novel materials. The workshop aims to bring to researchers updated information on the fundamental non-classical crystallization research, including theory and experiments. It is also designed for the experienced researchers to reinforce their knowledge on the scopes of development of new techniques, especially state-of-the-art in situ characterization tools, to understand mechanisms of crystallization via non-classical pathways. The topics that would be covered in this workshop include: ● Non-classical nucleation ● Crystallization via cluster aggregation ● Mineral formation from amorphous precursors ● Biomineralization via non-classical pathways ● Particle-based crystallization, such as oriented attachment and mesocrystals ● Observation of the non-classical crystallization pathways via in situ techniques ● Theoretical developments to simulate non-classical crystallization
Geochemical Modelling Workshop. Using PHREEQC for laboratory and industrial applications.
**This workshop is cancelled and we are currently ascertaining if this workshop can be run virtually. Any updates will be included here. If you have booked and paid for this workshop you will be refunded in full in due course.**This two-day workshop will provide an introduction to geochemical modelling and the USGS geochemical / thermodynamic modelling code PHREEQC (PH, REdox, EQuilibrium, Code). PHREEQC is a free, well-supported software code and one of the most, if not the most, widely used code amongst academia and industry for thermodynamic modelling applications. During the two-day workshop, we will present the different geochemical modelling steps, from the definition of a conceptual model to the geochemical calculations within PHREEQC. We will also present exercises drawn from the presenters’ experiences, both in a laboratory setting and applied industrial setting. The workshop will take place in four sessions split over the two days. The first day will provide an introduction to geochemical models, the conceptualisation of the problems, and an overview of the thermodynamics that govern PHREEQC and the definitions within the databases. We will make a point of discussing the thermodynamic databases available within PHREEQC, their issues and the possible ways to overcome these. We will also provide the basic skills needed to use PHREEQC, including the definition of inputs and outputs, of solid and aqueous solutions, and of the reactions and equilibrium calculations. The second day will provide a more in-depth look at the possibilities offered by PHREEQC in terms of kinetic, transport, and sorption calculations. The aim is to develop an understanding of how to extract the equations defining the reactivity of mineralogical phases from the literature or experimental data and integrate these into PHREEQC. We will then show you how to use sorption experiments to define attenuation equations and sorption blocks in the program and provide an introduction to transport simulations. The workshop will finish with a general discussion. Intended Audience: This course is intended for students, researchers, and professionals using or planning to use PHREEQC to model and predict the results of geochemical operations, from simulation of laboratory experiments to natural settings (such as groundwater interaction with bedrock, simulating field data and predicting water quality). Attendees are encouraged to bring with them their own examples of natural or laboratory systems that they wish to model for discussion with the session tutors.
LA-ICP-MS Data Reduction using LADR
**This workshop is cancelled and we are currently ascertaining if this workshop can be run virtually. Any updates will be included here. If you have booked and paid for this workshop you will be refunded in full in due course.**LADR, pronounced “ladder”, is desktop software for data reduction of laser ablation ICP–MS data sets. Developed by the CODES Analytical Laboratories at the University of Tasmania, LADR is available by subscription from Norris Scientific. A time-limited evaluation version can be downloaded from the product website. The LADR program is able to load data files from all makes and models of ICP–MS instruments, and is compatible with all laser ablation platforms. As well as performing basic data reduction calculations, LADR can: identify and remove transient spikes; correct for interferences; model variations in gas blank intensity; synchronise analysis intervals with laser firing time; model and correct for down hole fractionation; model calibration drift; use secondary standards to correct for matrix effects; add unmeasured elements by stoichiometry; quantify to an analytical total; support mixed quantification routines within a data set; and most importantly, apply a robust error propagation from all sources of uncertainty. The workshop is intended for both current LADR users as well as any laser ablation analyst wanting to learn more about how the software works and what features it provides. Workshopped examples will include trace element analysis, UPb geochronology, and quantified elemental mapping. Time permitting, group discussion of general data reduction concepts and LADR design concepts will be encouraged. Attendees are asked to bring a laptop computer capable of running a Windows OS (either natively or in a VM) so they can use the software during the workshop and follow along with the demonstrations and discussion.
Modeling element diffusion in high temperature systems: a practical introduction to geospeedometry
New Trends in Laser Ablation-Based Techniques for Direct Solid Sample Chemical Analysis
Reactive Transport Modeling in Geochemical Systems
The Magma Chamber Simulator (MCS): An Open-System Phase Equilibria Modeling Tool for Magma Recharge, Crustal Assimilation/Stoping and Crystallization (RASFC)
Thermodynamic Modeling of Magmatic Systems with alphaMELTS2
**This workshop is cancelled and may be run virtually by the workshop organsiers themselves instead. Any updates will be included here. If you have booked and paid for this workshop you will be refunded in full in due course.**The MELTS family of algorithms is widely used by petrologists and geochemists to predict the outcomes of melting and crystallization processes, to compare with experiments or to design experimental campaigns, to assess the energy budgets of igneous processes, to teach the principles of igneous petrology, and more. Although there are a variety of ways to access such models, this workshop will focus on the newly released alphaMELTS 2 interface, and alphaMELTS for MATLAB/Python. alphaMELTS 2 is a text-based front end to the Rhyolite-MELTS, pMELTS, and pHMELTS models, with built-in trace element calculations and a variety of unique features and workflows. (Note that no commercial software is required for the workshop; access to alphaMELTS from MATLAB or Python is near-identical, so users may select one or the other.) This two-day workshop will be structured to appeal to a wide range of users, who may choose to attend either one or both days. Day 1 will focus on introductory material and basic functionality for new users, whereas Day 2 will focus on the latest features, more advanced or larger-scale calculations, and special problems suggested by attendees. Day 1 will constitute sufficient preparation for a novice to be able to appreciate Day 2. Instructors Paul Asimow and Paula Antoshechkina from Caltech are the designers and maintainers of alphaMELTS 2, and related software, and will cover software installation as well as some undocumented tricks that are important to getting reliable results from MELTS calculations.
Clear, Concise and Confident: Creating Impact In Your Goldschmidt Presentation
Part One - Overcoming Fear in Public-speaking The fear of public speaking is a very real and very debilitating situation for many people, and can present a major challenge in reaching career goals, both academic and non-academic. In today’s ultra-competitive world, confidence in presentations can represent a fine line between success and “try again.” In this interactive morning session, we will focus on identifying the primary reasons and triggers for fears in public speaking and address them with a combination of theoretical and practical methods to overcome fear, which can be continued and advanced by participants in their own time.
Part Two - Polishing your Goldschmidt Presentation In the afternoon, participants will be able to put into practice some of the techniques learnt, in rehearsals of their Goldschmidt orals, posters and flash talks. Working in small, friendly groups led by postdocs and senior grad students, participants will have the opportunity to get feedback on their presentations and to discuss tips and techniques for designing, structuring and delivering an effective scientific presentation. Help will be on hand for participants for whom English is not their first language, and a workshop manual will be provided in advance to help participants prepare their Goldschmidt presentation before arrival in Honolulu.
*Participants may register for one or both parts of the workshop. The ticket for one part is $20, the ticket for both parts is $30
Applications of isotope tracers to geochemical kinetics studies
ArAR Argon Age Recalcuation: The how and why of recalculating Ar/Ar geochronology
Earth Science meets Data Science - Services & Systems, Policies & Procedures, Tools & Techniques for Geochemistry
**This workshop is cancelled and may be run virtually by the organiers themselves. Any updates will be included here. If you have booked and paid for this workshop you will be refunded in full in due course.**Data management, data access, and data analysis are now central to scientific research in geochemistry, petrology, and mineralogy. Researchers today need to generate data management plans for their proposals; manage and document their data so they can be reused; submit data to a public repository to comply with funders' and journals' policies for Open and FAIR data; gather data from distributed sources and wrangle them into coherent, large-scale datasets; and mine, visualize, and perform statistical analyses on these datasets to find answers to their science questions. This workshop is intended to provide researchers, especially early career scientists, a forum to learn about and discuss best practices, methods, and tools for data management, data publication, and data citation; data discovery and access; and data mining, data visualization, and statistical analysis. The workshop will consist of multiple modules that focus on these different topics, with presentations, exercises, and time for group discussions. We will invite participants to think creatively about new ways to interact with the data and develop research applications and encourage them to contribute scientific use cases around which breakout groups can form.
Making Maps and Movies with the Generic Mapping Tools (GMT)
Sunday 21st June 08:30-17:00
Contacts: Paul Wessel
Raman on the Rocks
Student Engagement in Higher Education
**This workshop is cancelled and we are currently ascertaining if this workshop can be run virtually. Any updates will be included here.**Student engagement (SE) is what a student brings to Higher Education in terms of goals, aspirations and values and how these are shaped by their experience as students. These include 1) Expressing individual opinions and ideas, 2) Taking an active role in academic life, 3) Collaborating with staff and students in decision-making over both the process and outcome. There are many different examples of students and staff working in partnership to co-create learning and teaching experiences. These initiatives include examples of students as co-researchers, students as change agents, students as consultants and students as co-creators of curricula. This workshop is designed to provide guidance and strategies for students and academic staff wishing to initiate, sustain or extend student-staff partnerships. The aims of the workshop are threefold, i) explore the ways in which students act as partners in learning and teaching, ii) identify strategic and sustainable practices of engaging students as partners, iii) discuss the risks and challenges inherent to partnership and find suggestions for addressing them.
**This workshop is cancelled and we are currently ascertaining if this workshop can be run virtually. Any updates will be included here.**Most scientists don't have the training or connections they need to communicate about their work beyond their peers. This workshop will introduce scientists to tools they need to make their communication more effective. The training begins with a brief overview of communications principles, and then introduces the Message Box and the idea of tailoring your message to your audience. The training culminates with media interview scenarios.