651-4225-00L Topics in Geochemistry
|Semester||Autumn Semester 2016|
|Lecturers||S. Bernasconi, G. Bernasconi-Green, D. L. Cook|
|Periodicity||two-yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Abstract||This course aims to present and discuss advanced topics in geochemistry based on the critical reading of research papers. Themes will vary from year to year and suggestions from students are welcome. The format of the course will be: one or more lectures introducing a theme, followed by a presentation of one or more papers by a student or group of students.|
|Objective||The goal of the course is discuss topics in advanced geochemistry which were not covered in other general and specialized geochemistry courses. In addition, we aim at training the student's ability to critically evaluate research papers and to summarize the findings concisely in an oral presentation.|
|Content||Themes will vary from year to year and suggestions from students are welcome.|
Some possible topics are:
Isotope geochemistry of organic matter: carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen.
Mass transfer and isotopes in modern and ancient ocean-floor hydrothermal systems and subduction zone environments.
Noble gas geochemistry: terrestrial and extraterrestrial applications
|Literature||Will be identified based on the chosen topic.|