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Summer School of Rock Magnetism 2015: A Community Based Program for Training the Next Generation of Paleomagnetists

 

Magnetic geoscience research uses sensitive, nondestructive measurements on natural materials to illuminate geomagnetic field history, tectonic processes and environmental changes.  Learn more about the fundamentals and applications at the third biennial Summer School in Rock Magnetism (SSRM), which will be held from June1-10, 2015 at the Institute for Rock Magnetism (IRM) in Minneapolis, MN. The 10-day program is targeted at graduate students and advanced undergraduate students in rock magnetism, paleomagnetism, and associated fields. Students will receive intensive instruction in rock magnetic theory and laboratory techniques. A daily schedule of lectures, hands-on laboratory measurements, and data processing will introduce students to the fundamentals of rock magnetism and paleomagnetism and the practical aspects of collecting and interpreting data responsibly. Instructors for the summer school will be primarily IRM faculty and staff.

 

In addition to a $100 registration fee, participants will be responsible for the costs of housing, meals, and travel to and from Minneapolis. For students from outside the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, housing will be available in University of Minnesota dormitories (~$30 per night). A limited number of scholarships ($200-$250) will be available to cover some of the costs for attending the summer program. Applications must be received by the deadline, March 31, 2015.

 

For more information and details about registration as it becomes available see the IRM webpage at www.irm.umn.edu.

 

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Institute for Rock Magnetism
Winchell School of Earth Sciences
291 Shepherd Labs
University of Minnesota
100 Union St SE, Minneapolis MN 55455

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