The 4th International Workshop on Highly Siderophile Element Geochemistry took place in Durham, United Kingdom (July 11th-14th 2016); it was Chaired by Amy Riches, supported by a very effective and energetic organising team, and hosted by the Durham Geochemistry Group of the Department of Earth Sciences.
This specialist workshop was a 3.5 day event and was open to all interested parties at an international level, attracting 75 presenting delegates. The meeting occured between the 2016 Annual Goldschmidt Conference and the Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society. It complemented the short course on highly siderophile and strongly chalcophile elements in high temperature geochemistry and cosmochemistry held 7 months prior and linked to a new RiMG volume.
The 4th HSE workshop was of cross-disciplinary appeal in covering analytical advances, as well as low-temperature and high-temperature geo- and cosmochemistry topics pertaining to HSEs and allied elements. The meeting and related activities provided opportunities for friendly exchange between scientists of all levels, thus offering the potential for all to accelerate knowledge/technology sharing and explore new observations that advance understanding of key geo- and cosmochemistry questions. Many useful new international collaborations nucleated during the workshop; these will be highly beneficial to continued progress in HSE frontier science and will support overall advances within the geochemistry community, help to create pathways for present and future students, and potentially provide for the early-stages of discussions to commercialise scientific applications for industry.
We hope to see many of you at the 5th HSE Workshop that we can only hope will take place in 2020!
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Thank you to our sponsors. The Meteoritical Society, The Geochemical Society, The European Association of Geochemistry, ThermoFisher Scientific, Engineering Design Plastics, Nu Instruments, The Geochemistry Group, Applied Mineralogy Group, Mineral Deposits Study Group, and the Volcanic and Magmatic Study Group.