TIMS Research directions

The TIMS U-Pb Isotope Geology Laboratory at The Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo is used in a range of research fields in Geology and subject areas of Earth Science. Among others, the following research directions listed below are being pursued currently.

Currently research directions:

  • Chronostratigraphy, volcanic activity and past climate change, volcanic activity and mass extinctions.
  • Large igneous provinces, emplacement dynamics and magma fluxes.
  • Magmatism and tectonics (?), early crustal evolution.
  • Crustal accretion at continental margins.
  • Evolution of the Caledonian orogeny.
  • Break-up of Pangea and basin development (North Atlantic region).
  • Metamorphic rates and processes.

Examples of previously and ongoing research: