John Cottle

Professor (Tectonics and Geochronology)

My main research interests lie in the field of continental tectonics and focus on combining structural analysis, geothermobarometry, igneous and metamorphic petrology with high resolution U(-Th)-Pb isotope geochronology to identify and constrain the temporal and spatial scale of processes that serve to modify and/or produce new continental crust. I am particularly interested in the metamorphic, magmatic and tectonic evolution of the Ama Drime Massif and Everest Himalaya in southern Tibet and the TransAntarctic Mountains. I am currently developing U-Pb laser ablation capabilities on a Nu Instruments 'AttoM' Single Collector ICP-MS.

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