Han Show

Monday September 16th 19:30-21:30

An experience of the Chinese culture to the Han Show. This electrifying show is inspired by the spirit of Han nationality, Chu-Han Dynasty and the city of Wuhan. Directed by the world's greatest show mastermind Mr. Franco Dragone, the Han Show is a creative masterpiece blending world leading technologies and performance that challenges physical boundaries.

The Han Show Theater shapes like a red lantern. This state-of-the-art theater is purpose-built for the Han Show featuring moving seats and a huge stage pool. It brings the audience a splendid sensory experience with 3 levels of performance: aerial, aquatic and immersive stage.

Ice-breaker reception

Sunday September 15th 17:00-19:30 Location: The banquet hall of the hotel.

All delegates are warmly invited and encouraged to attend. The Icebreaker Welcome Reception is the perfect time to catch up with colleagues that you haven't seen over the year, and meet new people in your field.


Plenary speaker 1 – Thomas C. Meisel
General and Analytical Chemistry
Montanuniversität Leoben
Franz-Josef-Str. 18
8700 Leoben, Austria

Plenary talk title:

Highlights from 36 years of geoanalytical work: what can be learnt for the advancement of geoanalysis


Professor Thomas C. Meisel is an experienced chemist and petrologist with expertise in analytical, isotope and environmental geochemistry. His main focus is on developing methods to improve measurement procedures for analysing natural samples. His preferred element of interest are rare earth and platinum group elements, and his preferred measurement principle is inorganic mass spectroscopy. The certification of reference materials and metrological aspects of geoanalytical work have been his main areas of interest over the last three decades. He is the editor in chief of Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research.

Plenary speaker 2 – Michael Wiedenbeck
Head of SIMS Group
Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam
Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ
Telegrafenberg F228; Sektion 3,1
D14473 Potsdam, GERMANY

Plenary talk title:

The technical limits of U-Pb geochronology


Michael Wiedenbeck has been using SIMS as his primary research tool for the past 37 years, during which much of his work was devoted to in-situ zircon analyses. He has been head of the Potsdam SIMS user facility since 1998, and has been responsible for a large geometry instrument since 2013. Beyond overseeing the operation of a user facility, Michael has devoted much of his work to the identification and characterization of new isotope ratio reference materials for in-situ analytical methods.

Plenary speaker 3 – Dorrit Jacob
Director, Research School of Earth Sciences
ANU College of Science
Building J8, 142 Mills Road, ACTON
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2600, Australia

Plenary talk title:

Towards correlated geochemistry


Professor Dorrit Jacob is an analytical geochemist and mineralogist with experience across a number of solution and in situ analytical methodologies applied to silicate rocks and biominerals. Starting out at on radiogenic isotope analysis, she quickly broadened her focus to LA-ICPMS and adding phase analytical methods to characterise silicate rocks, diamonds and bio-carbonates. Her interdisciplinary work often asks for the combination of routine methodologies to create new knowledge. Correlating different methods across samples and across scales is currently one of the biggest challenges in interdisciplinary research.

Plenary speaker 4 – Frank Vanhaecke
Atomic & Mass Spectrometry – A&MS research unit
Department of Chemistry
Ghent University
Campus Sterre
Krijgslaan 281 – S12
9000 Ghent,Belgium

Plenary talk title:

Use of pneumatic nebulization ICP-MS and laser ablation ICP-MS for studying microplastics


Dr. Frank Vanhaecke is a Senior Full Professor in Analytical Chemistry at Ghent University (UGent, Belgium), where he also leads the ‘Atomic & Mass Spectrometry – A&MS’ research group that is specialized in the determination, speciation and isotopic analysis of (ultra)trace elements via ICP-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). His group studies fundamentally-oriented aspects of the technique and develops methods for solving challenging scientific problems in interdisciplinary contexts. Specific topics of research include 2-D and 3-D elemental mapping by means of laser ablation (LA) – ICP-MS, high-precision isotopic analysis using multi-collector ICP-MS and single-event (single-particle and single-cell) ICP-MS.

Plenary speaker 5 – Zheng-Tian Lu
Yan Ji Ci Professor of Physics
University Distinguished Professor
University of Science and Technology of China
Hefei, Anhui 230026, China
Phone: +86-551-6360-6834
Email: ztlu@ustc.edu.cn

Plenary talk title:

Identifying Old Ice and Water with Single-Atom Counting


Zheng-Tian Lu is University Distinguished Professor, Yan Jici Professor of Physics and the Dean of the School of the Gifted Young, the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He received a B.Sc. from USTC in 1987 and a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 1994. Prior to rejoining USTC in 2015 under the Chinese National Recruitment Program for Global Experts, he was a Senior Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory and a Professor (part-time) at The University of Chicago. Throughout his career, Lu has been developing techniques of laser manipulation and laser spectroscopy of atoms, and applying these techniques to ultrasensitive trace analysis, studying nuclear structure, and testing fundamental symmetries. He received a U.S. Presidential Early Career Award in 2000, was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2006, and received the Society’s Francis M. Pipkin Award in 2009. He served as a member of the U.S. Nuclear Science Advisory Committee in 2011-2013, and as Chair of the Topical Group of Precision Measurement and Fundamental Constants of the American Physical Society in 2015-2016. He serves on the advisory boards of the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Hefei National Research Center for Interdisciplinary Sciences at the Microscale, and the School of Physics and Astronomy of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

The International Association of Geoanalysts (IAG) is an international society devoted to the advancement of geoanalytical science and promoting the interests and supporting the professional needs of those involved in the analysis of geological and environmental materials.

IAG Bursaries for G2024

Geoanalysis 2024 encourages the participation of younger scientists by offering IAG bursaries and providing low cost accomodation. More information about IAG bursaries for Geoanalysis 2024 is available here.

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