"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."
"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
- 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) © 2012
Background picture: View on the southern Alps from Pizzo Forno (Ticino, Switzerland; J. Allaz © 2008).