Research (U-Pb)

The U-Pb Geochronology facility specializes in applying state-of-the-art U-Pb dating of accessory minerals and radiogenic isotopic tracer techniques to solving a wide variety of geological enigmas. Current research projects include Precambrian crust/mantle evolution through time, including the nature of Earth's earliest crust, deciphering the origin of Large Igneous Provinces, the nature of the Archean/Proterozoic boundary, the isotopic architecture of the subcontinental mantle, the origin of kimberlites and associated primary diamond deposits, the evolution of life with a focus on the lifespan and paleodiet of dinosaurs.


Selection of Recent Publications (HQP Underlined)