Science at Sea

Dec 08, 2016 No Comments by 103 views
Being on a ship for two months has its ups and downs. But when you’re drilling and recovering sediments that haven’t seen daylight for millions of years, you can bet both the ups and the downs are thrilling. My research involves the study of modern diagenetic (“rock-forming”) processes in order to better understand how to […]
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Concrete: An Aggregate of Problems

Dec 08, 2016 No Comments by 114 views
Have you ever thought about what your house is actually made of? Before starting my Ph.D. I had never taken this question into consideration. However, for thousands of home owners across Ireland, the structure of their homes is under threat from the very stuff it is made of. Concrete. But why exactly is this commonplace […]
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Why become an EAG member?

Nov 17, 2016 No Comments by 321 views
As a new year is just around the corner, it is a good time to join the European Association of Geochemistry or renew your membership. Membership is calendar year, and with a Geochemical Perspectives Letters print issue coming out in January and Elements in February, joining/renewing before end of 2016 ensures you receive all 2017 […]
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What does it change to receive an award?

Oct 17, 2016 No Comments by 522 views
Award nominations are currently open and the European Association of Geochemistry is strongly encouraging the community to consider nominating deserving colleagues. We stress that recognition of excellence is highly significant to a scientist’s career but in practice, what does it really mean? To answer this question, we asked some of our recent medallists what did […]
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EAG Ambassador in Cape Town

Oct 03, 2016 No Comments by 418 views
I am really grateful to the European Association of Geochemistry (EAG) for their support to attend the 35th International Geological Congress (IGC) 27 August – 4 September 2016, Cape Town, South Africa. The city of two oceans where the beautiful nature and enjoying the fresh winds first before going further into the black continent. With […]
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Urbino Summer School in Paleoclimatology (USSP) in Italy

Sep 15, 2016 No Comments by 438 views
The 13th Urbino Summer School in Paleoclimatology (USSP) was held at the University of Urbino (Italy) in July 2016 (www.urbinossp.it). USSP focuses on past climate dynamics with special emphasis on the analysis of the long-term carbon cycling and its implications in the understanding of present and future climates. It is a unique opportunity for postgraduate […]
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4th International Workshop on Highly Siderophile Element Geochemistry

Sep 09, 2016 No Comments 732 views

The 4th International Workshop on Highly Siderophile Element Geochemistry was hosted by Durham University, United Kingdom, from July 11th-14th 2016. This meeting was attended by 75 delegates from all over the globe; and their 73 abstracts offered broad and exciting science for the week. The scientific programme covered a range of topics in Earth and […]

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Foord Pegmatite Symposium in Golden, Colorado

Jul 29, 2016 No Comments 718 views

The 2nd Eugene E. Foord Pegmatite Symposium took place between 15th-19th July 2016 at the Colorado School of Mines, located in Golden, Colorado, USA. The meeting was dedicated to Dr. Eugene E. Foord (1946-1998), an American mineralogist who made valuable contributions to pegmatite studies, including involvement in the description of over 30 new mineral species. […]

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Six questions to Liane G. Benning

Jun 14, 2016 No Comments 754 views

Liane G. Benning is Professor in Interface Geochemistry at the German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) and Professor of experimental biogeochemistry at the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds. Her research focuses on the quantitative elucidation of geochemical reaction mechanisms in inorganic and biogenic systems. Liane is also the current President of the […]

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LA-ICP-MS in Perugia

Jun 07, 2016 1 Comment 861 views

The first international short course on the “application of laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) to earth sciences” was held at the department of Physics and Geology, Perugia University from 25-27 May 2016. I was interested in this course because LA-ICP-MS can be used as a tool to geochemically discriminate between different volcanic […]

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