Dear isotope reference material and metrology enthusiasts,
Please consider registering for our pre-Goldschmidt workshop entitled “Isotope Ratio Measurements, Metrology, and the SI”, Sunday, August 12 from 9am-5pm at Boston University.
Isotopic reference materials (iRMs) connect us, whether you are adding data to the canon of paleoenvironmental reconstruction, doing the first measurements in a non-traditional isotope system or seeking the oldest surviving crustal artefacts. They are our traceability links with the SI and ensure that measurements are comparable between labs and through time.
Please join us for a workshop on the status of iRMs and how to improve them. The program will include invited lectures from a wide variety of disciplines and techniques such as: non-traditional isotopes, forensics, geochronology, atmospheric sciences, laser ablation, et cetera. Experts will discuss the status of measurements in their field, the iRMs that support their work, and anticipated future iRMs and instrumentation needs.
With the redefinition of the kilogram and the mole taking place in 2018, this is the perfect time and venue to increase the scientific understanding and cooperation between metrologists and bio/geochemists.
Expected outcomes from this workshop include a better understanding of the crucial role iRMs play in our science as well as a deeper insight into the very real diversity of needs within the iRM community. Participants will have the opportunity to voice their concerns in characterizing the needs of the isotope ratio measurement community and drafting potential solutions.
Brought to you by the Isotopic Reference Materials Working Group.
You can register for the workshop here: https://goldschmidt.info/2018/eventTypeView?type=310
Preliminary Workshop Schedule
Yuri Amelin, Australian National University, Australia
Absolute Isotopic Compositions: where do we need them?
Bob Vocke, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
Metrology of iRM Scales
Igor Villa, Universität Bern, Switzerland <https://www.researchgate.net/institution/Universitaet_Bern>
Noah McLean, University of Kansas, USA
Eric Bartelink, California State University, Chico, USA
A. Kate Souders, United States Geological Survey, USA
Laser ablation ICP-MS
Cavity Ring Down
Paul Brewer, National Physical Laboratory, UK
Darren Tollstrup, Thermo Fisher Scientific
The future of instrumentation at Thermo
Lesley Chesson, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, USA
Nicolas Dauphas, University of Chicago, USA
Non-traditional stable isotopes
Mauricio Meija Ibanez, University of Rochester, USA
Francois Tissot, California Institute of Technology, USA
Isotope system from scratch
See you there!
Robert D. Vocke, Jr. Ph.D.
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Chemical Sciences Division
Inorganic Chemical Science Group
100 Bureau Drive, MS 8391
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20874-8391