The Geochronology GRS provides a unique forum for young doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to present their work, discuss new methods, cutting edge ideas, and pre-published data, as well as to build collaborative relationships with their peers. Experienced mentors and trainee moderators will facilitate active participation in scientific discussion to allow all attendees to be engaged participants rather than spectators.
The inaugural Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Geochronology will emphasize innovative research on lithospheric evolution that spans all of Earth's history and advancements in geochronology that improve temporal constraints on lithospheric processes. The GRS is led by and exclusively for early-career scientists, including graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience.
The lithosphere contributes a small volume of Earth’s makeup, and is colloquially called the “thin skin” of the Earth. However the lithosphere ultimately controls the distribution of marine and terrestrial geospheres and impacts landscapes, climates, and evolutionary trajectories of biota. Large-scale tectonic processes that create, transform, and destroy the lithosphere operate over highly variable timescales (days to hundreds of millions of years), and geochronology allows us to determine their absolute timing and rates. The Geochronology GRS will run August 12-13 at Mount Snow and will include both scientific sessions as well as a mentoring session highlighting different career paths and how to overcome common challenges faced by early-career researchers. The GRS provides an additional opportunity for student and early-career scientists to share and exchange new ideas in a peer-focused environment without professional pressures and build collaborative relationships with future colleagues and peers. We encourage GRS applicants to also attend the accompanying Gordon Research Conference (August 13-18, 2023).
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by May 7, 2023. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.