Geological Short Course | June 29 – July 1
The University of Texas High-Resolution X-ray CT Facility (UTCT) is hosting a three-day short course on the fundamentals of acquisition, visualization, and analysis of high-resolution X-ray CT (HRXCT) data this summer. The course, to be held June 29-July 1st, 2020, will focus on HRXCT applications for geological samples. We will present an overview of the acquisition and interpretation of XCT data, followed by hands-on training in 3D visualization and quantitative analysis of discrete geological features (e.g., lithic clasts, mineral grains, chondrules, pores) and fabrics, using Dragonfly, ImageJ, Blob3D, and Quant3D (the latter two programs developed at UTCT).
The course is sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation and funds may be available to help cover the cost of lodging and meals. There is no charge to attend. Because space is limited, we will not be able to accommodate all applicants. Preference will be given to applicants who have or are in the process of acquiring HRXCT data and have a demonstrated need for immediate application of the skills learned. Students will receive first priority. Participants are invited to bring their own HRXCT data, or to have specimens scanned (at a significant discount) at UTCT prior to the short course.
To apply for either course please email an application statement (limit of ~300 words) to Dr. Romy Hanna no later than Friday, April 24th that briefly outlines:
- Relevant biographical information (including your academic affiliations and your status as student or faculty/staff);
- The type of sample(s) that you wish to analyze and your research objectives;
- Financial need, if any; and
- Whether you will have HRXCT data available for use in the workshop