Dr Daniel Condon

Dr Daniel Condon

Science Director, Geochronology and Tracers

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3191

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  •  2014 – ongoing : Present: Science Director, Geochronology and Tracers Facility
  •  2008 –2014 : Research Scientist
  •  2005 –2008 : NERC post-doctoral fellow
  •  2001 –2005 : Post-doctoral researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research interests

  • Earth System Science
  • Isotope Geochemistry, specifically U-daughter geochronology


  • Isotope Geochemistry and mass spectrometry
  • Stratigraphy and field based geology

Current projects and collaboration

  •  2014 – ongoing : U-Th dating of methane derived authigenic carbonates, Barents Sea (collaborative research with NGU)
  •  2011 –2014 : NERC Standard grant: Sharpening the U-Th chronometer through technical developments and community implementation (NE/I013814/1). PI with Prof Gideon Henderson(PI, Oxford) and Dr David Richards (PI, Bristol). 2011-2014

Published outputs

Key papers

Condon, D.J., McLean, N., Schoene, B., Bowring, S.A., and Parrish, R.R. (2015). Metrology and Traceability of U-Pb Isotope Dilution Geochronology (EARTHTIME Tracer Calibration Part I). Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta

McLean, N. Condon, D.J., Schoene, B., and Bowring, S.A. (2015) Evaluating Uncertainties in the Calibration of Isotopic Reference Materials and Multi-Element Isotopic Tracers (EARTHTIME Tracer Calibration Part II). Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta

Noble, S.R., Condon, D.J., Carney, J.N., Wilby, P., Pharaoh, T.C., and Ford, T.D. (2015) Age and global context of the 1 Ediacaran fossils of Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire, UK. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, v. 127, p. 250-265.

Hiess, J., Condon, D.J., Noble, S.R., and McLean, N. (2012) Absolute 238U/235U determinations for use in U-daughter Geochronology. Science, v. 335, p. 1610-1614.