Inaugural Lecture 25th October 2017

Adrian is to give his inaugural lecture to the University on the 25th October 2017 in School III, adjacent to St Leonard's Quadrangle. The lecture will start at 5.30 pm and all are welcome. https://earthsci.st-andrews.ac.uk/2017/10/17/inaugural-lecture-by-professor-adrian-finch-25th-oct-2017/ https://memos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/2017/10/11/inaugural-lecture-by-professor-adrian-finch-25th-oct-2017/    

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St Andrews team invited as keynote speakers to Brazilian conference on Rare Earths

Three speakers from my research group (Adrian Finch, Anouk Borst and Nicky Horsburgh) have been invited as keynote speakers to the "SOS RARE: Brazilian symposium on rare-earth elements" http://www.ifsc.usp.br/~emulabram/symposium.html to be held in early November in Sao Paolo, Brazil. The symposium will also involve field excursions to the carbonatite at Araxa (the world's largest Nb …

St Andrews chair the Nordic Geological Winter Meeting 2018 Session 1.6 ‘Alkaline magmatism, Carbonatites and Mineral resources’

We would like to draw your attention to a special session on Alkaline magmatism, carbonatites and associated mineral resources at the Nordic Geological Winter Meeting in Denmark, January 10-12, 2018. The website is now open for abstract submission. Abstract deadline: October 15th 2017 Session 1.6. Alkaline magmatism, carbonatites and associated mineral resources Alkaline igneous rocks and carbonatites are the world’s dominant resources for critical …

A-team at Goldschmidt 2017

Three of the research group (Anouk Borst, Nicky Horsburgh and Adrian Finch) attended the Goldschmidt 2017 conference in Paris. Goldschmidt is the world's largest geochemistry conference. We gave three presentations on topics as disparate as x-ray absorption clays, luminescence in minerals and rift evolution in the Gardar. The Spatio-Temporal Evolution of Gardar Rift Magmatism: Hf …