Congratulations to Philipp Widmann: His article "Calibrating chemical abrasion: Its effects on zircon crystal structure, chemical composition and U/Pb age" in Chemical Geology is online.
Fission Track Lab: Our fission track laboratory is back to routine operation. Congratulations to Diego Villagomez for this success!
Magmatism: Schaltegger et al. (2019) "Zircon petrochronology and 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology of the Adamello Intrusive Suite, N-Italy: Monitoring the growth and decay of an incrementally assembled magmatic system" is online; doi:10.1093/petrology/egz010
Argon Laboratory: After many months of agony, our new Thermo Argus VI line has been measuring first UV-laser in situ Ar-Ar ages on K-feldspar megacrysts and basalt groundmass IR-laser step heating ages! However, at 10 times higher blanks as we expected from the initial specifications, a problem still to be solved.
High-precision U-Pb dating of accessory minerals to resolve timescales of geological processes
Tracing of sources and processes in various environments using radiogenic and heavy stable isotopes
Extracting t-T histories using U-Pb, 40Ar/39Ar and fission track techniques to solve various structural and tectonic questions