Wednesday, 10 July 2013

GCDkit workshop in India, January 2013

In the June issue of the Journal  of the Geological Society of India just appeared a short article by Sita Bora and Quazi A. Rasool on our workshop 'Geochemical Modelling in Igneous Petrogenesis: An Introduction to GCDkit' which was hosted by the National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad on January12–15, 2013.  It brings nice memories of a very lively meeting and spotless organization by a team led by dr. Vysetti Balaram (Hyderabad) and prof. Santosh Kumar (Nainital).

The workshop, led by Jean-Francois Moyen and myself, focussed initially on basic usage of the GCDkit system, then fundamentals of the R language and principles of geochemical modelling of the main processes in  igneous petrogenesis, such as fractional crystallization, partial melting and binary mixing, using the whole-rock major- and trace-element data and radiogenic isotopic compositions. The enjoyable and enlightening part of the meeting represented invited lectures by several leading  Indian specialists. See the original article for more details. Big thanks are due to all who made this great event to happen, as well as to participants for their eagerness and hard work!

Previous invited workshops on GCDkit (and often on geochemical modelling in the R language)

  • Czech Geological Survey, Prague (11.6. 2004),
  • TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany (16. 10. 2005),
  • CGS/EOST, Université Louis Pasteur Strasbourg, France (23.–24. 10 2008),
  • University of Tromso, Norway (16.–17. 6. 2010),
  • Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France (9.–11. 5. 2011),
  • University of Helsinki, Finland (7.–11.11. 2011),
  • University of Stelenbosch, South Africa (19–23 3. 2012)

1 comment:

  1. For the record, my slightly hagard look is courtesy of Qatar Airways, who unexpectedly denied me boarding in my connecting flight ... resulting in me arriving in Hyderabad at 4 am, about 4 hours before the start of the workshop !