What does it change to receive an award?

Oct 17, 2016 No Comments by 356 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 324 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 338 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 by 584 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 by 616 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 by 681 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 No Comments 770 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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Ice Core Scientists meet in Hobart, Tasmania

May 02, 2016 No Comments 777 views

The International Partnership for Ice Core Science (IPICS) Open Conferences are set every 4 years. IPICS is the principal international planning group for international ice core science and this IPICS 2nd Open Conference brought together in Hobart (Tasmania) more than 200 scientists, experts in ice core science and drilling technology for five days of scientific […]

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How exploring Mars could help us fight climate change on Earth

Apr 29, 2016 No Comments 995 views

The surface of Mars is a cold desert. Scars in the landscape point to a history of flowing rivers, standing lakes and possibly even planetary oceans. Yet the current Martian atmosphere has a density that’s around 0.6% of Earth’s, making it far too thin to support liquid water – or life – on the barren […]

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Learning about cable bacteria

Apr 01, 2016 No Comments 951 views

This year, the third “International Workshop on Microbial long-distance Electron Transfer by Cable Bacteria” was organized in Munich (Germany), after previous editions in Aarhus (Denmark) and Antwerp (Belgium). This three-day workshop tries to group all scientists who are involved in cable bacteria research. This little organism is still enigmatic, and is being studied from all […]

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