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Lab Tour: Godwin Laboratory for Palaeoclimate Research (Earth Sciences)

Lab Tour: Godwin Laboratory for Palaeoclimate Research (Earth Sciences)
When Jun 14, 2019
from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where Godwin Laboratory for Palaeoclimate Research (Earth Sciences)
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Join us in the department of Earth Sciences to tour the Godwin
Laboratory for Palaeoclimate Research. A true historical gem in
Cambridge, this lab was once headed up by Sir Nicholas John Shackleton
(pictured on a 2010 Royal Mail postage stamp!), who developed the widely
used technique of measuring oxygen isotopes in foraminifera to estimate
paleotemperatures. On this tour of the lab's facilities, you will see a
marine core split open, some of the mass spectrometers used to measure
stable isotopes, species of foraminifera microfossils under
magnification, as well as exciting new techniques for extracting water
from gypsum to track paleoclimate from arid environments. You will meet
the director of the lab today, Prof. David Hodell, as well as many of
the researchers who will be presenting short highlights of their work.

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Snacks will be provided, and tours may be followed by a trip to the pub
and more time for socializing afterwards.

Sign ups are REQUIRED! It would be great to get as much participation as
possible, but note that tours are limited (15-20 people!) and sign ups
will be allocated by order. YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH YOUR
CONFIRMED TOUR SIGN-UP(S) WITHIN THE WEEK. Please only sign up if you
are committed to attending. Also please note that if all three tours are
filled quickly we may decide to allocate only one of the visits per
participant, in order to maximise the number of people who get to
participate. Once we have surpassed capacity, there will be a waiting