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Kevin Chamberlain's Russian Collaboration

September 26, 2018
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Members of the international team assembled at TSU in 2016 are, from left: Xia Ying, China; Richard Ernst, Canada; and Kevin Chamberlain, UW. (Kevin Chamberlain Photo)

Science brought University of Wyoming geochronologist Kevin Chamberlain to Siberia, but it was the Russian people and culture that impressed him the most.

Chamberlain, a member of UW’s Department of Geology and Geophysics faculty, is part of a five-scientist international team recruited to help Tomsk State University (TSU) design and install a Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry facility.

Chamberlain, along with the Canadian and TSU scientists, has been awarded a grant from the Russian government to study Siberian rocks potentially associated with a mass extinction event.

Read more in this UW article

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