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Grand opening of nUBC


December 16, 2013

This event celebrated the official opening of PCIGR’s most recent expansion: nUBC.

Each of the talks was well attended, with up to 100 people participating throughout the day. The event concluded with a reception in the Pacific Museum of the Earth, with remarks by Greg Dipple, Department Head, and Dominique Weis, Director of PCIGR.

See all the grand opening photos here: Photo Album

Details of the talks and speakers are below:

Morning Program – Advances in Mass Spectrometry
10:00-10:30am (ESB 5104)

History and evolution of Nu Instruments
Alan McCall, Managing Director, Nu Instruments, UK
10:30-11:00am (ESB 5104)

New analytical developments
Roy Cohen, Head of Operations, Nu Instruments, USA
Andy Burrows, Technical Director, Nu Instruments, UK
11:00am (nUBC facility, EOS Main)

Lab tours
Groups of maximum 8 participants, alternating over the break
Afternoon Program – Applications of Geochemistry
2:00-3:00pm (ESB 5104-5016)

How Modern Mass Spectrometry is Driving Cosmochemical Discoveries
Audrey Bouvier, University of Western Ontario, CANADA
3:00-4:00pm (ESB 5104-5016)

Unraveling Earth Formation
Richard Carlson, Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA
4:00-5:00pm (ESB 5104-5016)

Reconstructing Past Rainfall Using U Isotopes in Soils, Lakes and Cave Formations
Kate Maher, Stanford University, USA
5:00-6:00pm (ESB 5104-5016)

Isotopes of Disease
Francis Albarède, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, FRANCE
Link to speaker bios and abstracts
Evening Reception
6:00-8:00pm (Museum Lobby, EOS Main)

Opening Ceremony
Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served