The Geochemical Society and the Mineralogical Society of America present:


Applications of

Synchrotron Radiation in

Low-Temperature Geochemistry and

Environmental Science

December 4-5, 2002 (before Fall AGU meeting)
DoubleTree Hotel - Monterey, California

Reception :  Tuesday evening, December 3, 2002
Short Course : Wednesday and Thursday, December 4-5, 2002
2002 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union i San Francisco, December 6-10, 2002

Paul Fenter, Argonne National Laboratory (
Mark Rivers, University of Chicago (
Neil Sturchio, University of Illinois at Chicago (
Steve Sutton, University of Chicago (

Registration will be handled by The Geochemical Society Business Office.
The reduced-cost registration fee ($200 per professional registrant, $100 per student) is extended to November 15, 2002. After this date the registration fee will be $250 per professional registrant, $115 per student. (Checks should be made out to The Geochemical Society). The final registration deadline is November 25, 2002. Click for a downloadable registration form in
pdf format that can be e-mailed, faxed, or snail-mailed to:

Seth Davis, Business Manager   phone: 314-935-4131
The Geochemical Society   fax: 314-935-4121
Earth & Planetary Sciences (EPSC 1169)   e-mail:
Washington University    
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899 USA    

Registration fee includes short course sessions, refreshments at Tuesday evening reception, breakfast, lunch, and refreshments at breaks on Wednesday and Thursday, Wednesday evening banquet, and a copy of the Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry volume. Transportation will be arranged to the Fall AGU meeting in San Francisco after the short course for those who request it. Short course participants should arrange their stay at the DoubleTree Hotel-Monterey ( Tuesday and Wednesday night, where a block of rooms is reserved at a special rate for the short course. Call the hotel directly at 831-649-4511 before November 3 to get the special "Geochemical Society" block rate of $110/night (after this date, all unreserved rooms in our block will be released). Transportation from San Francisco (SFO) and San Jose (SJC) airports to Monterey is provided by Monterey-Salinas Airbus (831-883-2871) at $30. per person. See their web site for further information and schedules,

The powerful applications of synchrotron radiation in geochemistry and environmental science began to be realized about two decades ago. With the advent of third-generation synchrotron radiation sources in Europe, North America, and Japan, significant progress has been achieved in the development and application of synchrotron methods to geological and environmental materials. There has been exponential growth in the number of synchrotron users from the earth and environmental science communities. This Short Course is designed to fill the need for a comprehensive, in-depth review of the underlying theory and applications of various synchrotron radiation methods as they pertain specifically to geochemical and environmental science applications.

Speakers     Program Schedule
Mark Rivers, University of Chicago
Gordon E. Brown, Jr., Stanford University
Paul Fenter, Argonne National Laboratory
Michael J. Bedzyk, Northwestern University
Glenn A. Waychunas, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Carol Hirschmugl, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
Satish Myneni, Princeton University
Paul M. Bertsch, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
Alain Manceau, University of Grenoble
Steve Sutton, University of Chicago

Present your research results
A session of the same title (”Synchrotron Applications to Low-Temperature Geochemistry and Environmental Science”, sponsored by the Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology section, session # V05) will be held during the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting (Dec. 6-10, 2002) in San Francisco following the GS/MSA short course. This session solicits presentations of current research by scientists who are applying synchrotron radiation techniques, including X-ray micro-imaging, X-ray spectroscopy, and X-ray scattering, to probe structures and processes relevant to low-temperature geochemistry and environmental science. Novel applications of synchrotron radiation techniques in these areas are especially encouraged. See the AGU website for more information:

Note: AGU abstract deadline for contributed abstracts is 29 August 2002 (postal/express mail) and
5 September 2002
1400 UT (Web submissions).

Sponsors: U. S. Department of Energy and Argonne National Laboratory