The Thermo conference format has evolved continuously over the years to meet the needs of the community.  This iteration will focus on the integration of thermochronology theory and practice, and encourage interaction across disciplines and generations. The program will include a varied suite of keynote and invited speakers as well as a diverse set of student presentations. It will promote interactivity and engagement via increased emphasis on poster sessions, breakouts, and community discussion to facilitate brainstorming that will chart the next chapters of thermochronometry.

The meeting will be organized around the following broad themes:

  • Fission-track: theory, nuts & bolts, and best & new practices
    including image capture, LA-ICP-MS measurements, etching, multi-kinetics
  • (U-Th)/He: theory, nuts & bolts, and best & new practices
    including 4He/3He, laser ablation, kinetics, ramped heating, radiation damage, imaging
  • Additional noble gas and solid state thermochronometers
    including Ar/Ar, U-Pb, and trapped-charge thermochronometry; speedometry; and associated fields
  • Integration and intersection
    using thermochronometers individually and in concert to solve geologic problems through analysis, modeling, and linkages to allied fields such as petrochronology
  • Frontiers in data handling, statistics, interpretation methods, and modeling
    including innovative data interpretation; statistical treatments of data; thermal-history modeling approaches and best practices; dealing with data dispersion; publication standards and data archives

Code of Conduct

To provide an inclusive and supportive environment at Thermo2020, participants are expected to conduct themselves professionally, as made clear in the AGU and EGU codes of conduct.