A summer camp for scientists!

Aug 08, 2018 No Comments by 202 views
Recently, I was given the opportunity to attend the 2018 Gordon Ocean Global Change Biology conference (held in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire) as an EAG ambassador. Gordon conferences are considered ‘Summer Camps for Scientists”, and I couldn’t think of a better description! As I am nearing the end of my PhD, I was eager to […]
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Unravelling the past and future of lakes at the IPA-IAL joint meeting

Aug 08, 2018 No Comments by 127 views
Thank you to EAG for providing sponsorship to help me attend the IPA-IAL (International Paleolimnology Association and International Association of Limnogeology) Joint Meeting: “Unravelling the Past and Future of Lakes”. This was a wonderful opportunity for me to attend and present at the IPA-IAL joint meeting during the final stage of my PhD. My research […]
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Silicon world science: an EAG Ambassador at SILICAMICS 2

Jun 27, 2018 No Comments by 457 views
SILICAMICS 2 (Victoria, CA. June 2018) was the second SILICAMICS conference (first held in Aber Wrac’h, FR. September 2015). The conference focuses on the biogeochemistry and genomics of silicification and silicifiers, which gives the opportunity for international scientists working on silicon from all horizons to meet together. I attended the first SILICAMICS conference during the […]
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An EAG ambassador aims for the bullseye at the 49th LPSC

Jun 11, 2018 No Comments by 399 views
49th LPSC, 19th-23rd March 2018, The Woodlands, Texas, USA Attending my very first Lunar and Planetary Science Conference was an exciting prospect. As a planetary scientist whose background is in biology, it feels like a long and winding road that led me there. From the beginning of my PhD in astrobiology, I have felt drawn […]
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Axel Hofmann’s 2017 EAG-GS Outreach Program to Africa

Jun 08, 2018 No Comments by 374 views
As part of the 2017 EAG-GS Outreach Program to Africa I travelled to Earth Science departments in Ghana, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Nigeria to give a 3-day short course on Early Earth Life and Mineral Systems. The course explored the relationship between surface processes, evolution of life and the formation of mineral deposits on the early […]
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EGU2018: This is where all the science happens!

Jun 05, 2018 No Comments by 526 views
The prospect of attending a large international conference during your PhD can be really daunting, especially if you’re only in your second year and in the early stages of data collection. That’s why I hadn’t planned on going to one until my 3rd year. But thanks to EAG Student Sponsorship I was able to attend […]
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2017 EAG Distinguished Lecture Program: Lenny Winkel’s tour of Central and Eastern Europe

Apr 23, 2018 No Comments 741 views

I was honored to hear that I had been selected as the 2017 EAG Distinguished Lecturer. As I love both research and teaching I was thrilled about the opportunity to talk about emerging research areas in geochemistry to students and scientists at research institutions in Eastern and Central Europe. My research focuses on global biogeochemical […]

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Lives of the great geochemists: Fritz Houtermans

Apr 17, 2018 No Comments 748 views

The EAG Houtermans Award for young scientists is named after him, but how many of us geochemists really know who Friedrich Georg Houtermans was and how adventurous his life was? Houtermans undertook a PhD in nuclear physics in Göttingen with James Franck in 1927, but only in 1952, when he arrived in Bern to become […]

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Working in Mineral Exploration: a guide

Mar 20, 2018 No Comments 866 views

In the final throws of an undergraduate degree there are commonly two concerns: firstly, the cramming of knowledge to ensure the exam results guarantee the best overall grade and secondly lining up what to do afterwards. Across the applied sciences three options are commonly available: private industry, continued academia or governmental organisations, each with their […]

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An ocean of science

Mar 06, 2018 No Comments 998 views

Every two years, the American Geophysical Union, The American Association for Limnology and Oceanography and The Oceanographic Society join forces to organize the ‘Ocean Sciences Meeting’ in an effort to gather all marine scientists in a very interdisciplinary meeting. This year, OSM was held in Portland, and I, a final year PhD student of the […]

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