"It was during my enchanted days of travel that the idea came to me, which, through the years, has come into my
thoughts again and again and always happily - the idea that geology is the music of the earth."
Dr. Julien M. Allaz (Research Associate, manager of the electron microprobe facility)
M.Sc., University of Lausanne (Switzerland) 2003 | Ph.D., University of Bern (Switzerland) 2008
GEOL-4700/-5700 Summer Class
"Microanalytical Techniques in Solid Materials"
More info to come soon!
- Metamorphic petrology: Evolution of mineral assemblage, state of equilibrium, thermobarometry
calculation (TWQ, THERIAK-DOMINO [R. Berman; C. de Capitani] and THERMOCALC [T. Holland & R. Powell]), disequilibrium process.
- Microanalysis, isotope geochemistry: Mineral analysis (major and REE), Ar-Ar geochronology, stable oxygen
isotope analysis on silicates, U-Th-Pb dating of monazite.
- Structural geology: Crystallization-deformation-time relations, vein formation, geological maps.
Dr. Julien M. Allaz
University of Colorado Boulder
2200 Colorado Avenue
Boulder, CO 80309-0399
Phone: +1 (303) 735 2413
Cell phone: +1 (413) 210 0917
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Julien M. Allaz (University of Colorado Boulder) © update February 1st, 2017
Background picture: View on the southern Alps from Pizzo Forno (Ticino, Switzerland; J. Allaz © 2008).