From March to July 2014, I was based in the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad to conduct sediment dating – specifically, determining the ages of flood deposits collected from northern Thailand. While research in PRL, as a unit of the national Department of Space, is primarily space and physics-related, we were based in the Geoscience division in the Luminescence Laboratory. We were trained by OSL senior scientist Dr Ashok Singhvi and his lab. To learn more of OSL dating, click here (I try to make it as intuitive as possible! It is actually really cool).
Unfortunately, I do not have any photos of the lab itself, because it is a dark lab. The samples are light sensitive and cannot be exposed to light.
During a few weekends, we also took the opportunity to travel around India. Here are some photos.