2023-2024 / GEOL0209-1

Isotopic geochemistry


20h Th, 10h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in geology (120 ECTS)3 crédits 


Jacqueline Vander Auwera

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Following an introduction on the basic principles of radioactivity and of stable isotopes fractionation, the course is devoted to the geochronological and petrological applications of several isotopic systems.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The intent of this course is to provide the basic principles of isotopic geochemistry.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Geochemistry (GEOL0206-3)
Magmatic petrology and metamorphic petrology (GEOL1035-1 et GEOL1036-1).

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

10 courses of 2H of theory and 5 practicals of 2H.

Attendance at the practicals is mandatory.

Recommended or required readings

Notes provided during the courses. Reference books : -Faure G. (1986) . Principles of isotope geology, 589 p. -Dickin A. (2005). Radiogenic isotopes -Allègre C. (2005). Géologie isotopique

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

Additional information:

Attendance at practical work is compulsory and conditions success. Written exam.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


J. Vander Auwera-Coppens Pétrologie, Géochimie endogènes et pétrophysique, Bât. B20, 4000 Liège (Sart Tilman) Tél.: 04/366.22.53 -mailto:jvdauwera@ulg.ac.be Secretariat: Mrs M.Guadagnano and J. Schmetz Tél.: 04/366.22.51 - mailto:m.guadagnano@uliege.be, joelle.schmetz@ulg.ac.be

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