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Taking Rocks to the Cloud: Digitizing Thin Sections. A giant leap to a new world of digital petrography

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About this webinar

In this webinar, Matthew Andrew, PhD discusses how to bring petrography – the art and science of looking at rock thin sections – into the digital era. This allows for the digitization of historic or teaching collections, complete with online visualization and distribution (enabling virtual teaching) and the automated mineralogical and crystallographic quantification & analysis of resulting data through the use of integrated computer vision techniques.

Key learning objectives:

  • Digitize complete petrographic information from massive sample collections at unprecedented speed
  • Revolutionize quantitative petrography with machine learning on large datasets
  • Collaborate without borders with a unique virtual microscopy platform

About the event speaker


Dr. Matthew Andrew directs the development of microscopy technologies and workflows for the geosciences at Carl Zeiss Microscopy. His research interests focus on flow and transport processes in porous media, including multiscale digital core analysis, in situ analysis of multiphase flow, unconventional pore and mineral systems and ways to automate big-data analyses using modern data science, particularly using automated optical petrography.

His work also includes the development and implementation of new machine-learning techniques to improve imaging speed, enhance resolution and enable unique workflows within Zeiss XRM and the development of customized image processing and analysis workflows in collaboration with academic and industrial partners.

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