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New Dimensions in Geoscience

Development in Microscopy and Analytical Technology

mars 20
08:30 - 16:30
Lieu de l'activité
Passage du Cardinal 13B
CH – 1700 Fribourg

Lieu de rassemblement

Passage du Cardinal 13B
CH – 1700 Fribourg
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Zeiss and Witec develop technologies that allow for geoscientists to transform the way we look at the universe. The processes that govern the formation and evolution of the world around us are imprinted in the mineralogy, structure and texture at the very smallest scales.


Most of the time, however, these traces of creation remain inaccessible. Industry, researchers, and students can unlock these processes, understand them, and convey them to the world through the use of microstructural analysis. One of the biggest challenges we face when discussing such studies is the hugely cross disciplinary nature of the research into new techniques which could be applied to microstructural
geoscience research. Interesting work comes from fields as wide as new developments in X-ray physics, machine learning technologies and big data automation, as well as spanning geological disciplines as broad as space science, igneous / metamorphic petrology, paleontology, petroleum geoscience & ore body

In this workshop we would aim to synthesize these recent scientific and technological advances and present them in a way that is accessible to both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as research and teaching faculty. This would be coupled with a hands on session where you have the ability to interact with some of the technology.

The workshop is funded by Zeiss, Witec and their Swiss representative Gloor Instruments and we invite you to apply until latest March 1st 2019 by using the QR code shown.


08:30 - 09:00 Registration and coffee
09:00 - 09:20 Welcome and introduction - Gloor Instruments, C. Mareischen
09:20 - 09:40 ZEISS and the Geosciences - Zeiss, M. Andrew
09:40 - 10:00 Witec and the Geosciences - Witec, J. Toporski
10:00 - 10:25 Invited Talk, Université de Fribourg, Prof. B. Grobety

10:25 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:30 Contextual Trace Element Geochemistry – Zeiss, M. Andrew
11:30 - 11:50 Focus on X-Ray Microscopy - Gloor Instruments, I. Jerjen
11:50 - 12:10 Catholdoluminescence in Geoscience - Delmic

12:10 - 13:00 Standing lunch, open lab (system demo): GeminiSEM 300, Oxford
AZTec EDS, Witec Alpha300, Axioobserver, Nanosurf AFM

13:00 - 13:30 Integrated Raman / Electron Microscopy (RISE) - Witec, J. Toporski
13:30 - 14:00 Invited Talk, University of Bern, Prof. A. Berger
14:00 - 14:30 Computer Vision and machine learning in the Geosciences:
integrating modalities, scales an technologies – Zeiss, M. Andrew
14:30 - 14:50 EBSD in Geosciences, Application examples - TBD
14:50 - 15:00 Summary and final words - Gloor Instruments, C. Mareischen

15:00 - 16.30 Coffee and practical session, (30-45 min tour SICHH for interested
parties), visit the lab and bring your samples and questions

Participation Link
Participation Link
Participation Link
Participation Link

Bon à savoir

Registration: use the QR code at the bottom of the page

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Langues: Anglais