This summer, the Turkana Basin Institute in association with Stony Brook University’s Department of Geosciences inaugurated the new Luminescence Dating Research Laboratory.

Currently the only one of its kind on the U.S. East Coast, the establishment of this new facility was led by Assistant Professor Marine Frouin, a specialist in geochronology and luminescence dating, who joined Stony Brook University in Spring 2020.

Luminescence is an absolute chronometer that is universally applicable to most sediments that have been exposed to daylight before being buried in the earth. It is a significant tool for dating in archeology, geology and environmental sciences.

The Luminescence Dating Research Laboratory will facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations and open avenues for new research avenues. It will serve faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, post-docs and visiting collaborators.

Read more here and watch the video below for more.