Fundamentals of 3D Quantitative Analysis of Geological Materials Using CT
The University of Texas High-Resolution X-ray CT Facility (UTCT) is hosting a three-day short course on the fundamentals of visualization and quantitative analysis of geological samples using CT data. The course will provide an overview of the acquisition and interpretation of CT data, followed by methods for visualization and 3D quantitative analysis of discrete geological features (e.g., lithic clasts, mineral grains, porphyroblasts, chondrules, pores) and fabrics. Accordingly, most of the workshop will be devoted to hands-on training in the commercial package Avizo Lite™ and freeware developed at UTCT including Blob3D and Quant3D (http://www.ctlab.geo.utexas.edu/software/). Participants are invited to bring their own CT data or to have specimens scanned at UTCT prior to the workshop. Having your own CT data is not a prerequisite, but it is encouraged. There are a maximum of 10 seats available. The course will be presented on Monday through Wednesday, July 9-11, 2018 at the UTCT lab in Austin, Texas. If you are interested in attending, please email an application statement to Romy Hanna no later than Friday, May 11th that briefly outlines:
1) Relevant biographical information (including your academic affiliations and your status as student or faculty)
2) The type of geological sample(s) that you wish to analyze
3) The features or fabrics that you would like to measure
4) Whether you currently have CT data available for use in the workshop
This short course is sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation, and funds may be available to help cover the costs of scanning samples, and/or to offset travel and accommodation expenses for the workshop, with students receiving first priority. There is no charge for the course itself.
For all inquiries please contact Romy Hanna.