Six questions to Rob Raiswell

Oct 11, 2017 No Comments by 455 views
Rob Raiswell gained his research degrees from Liverpool University and his first academic position was as a Lecturer in Sedimentary Geochemistry at the University of East Anglia. He moved to the Department of Earth Sciences in Leeds University in 1983 and was there until retirement. The Earth Sciences department became the School of Earth and […]
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Ore deposits and ophiolites: EAG ambassador Thomas Belgrano reports from SGA2017

Oct 09, 2017 No Comments by 167 views
I am extremely grateful for the support of the European Association of Geochemistry (EAG) for contributing to my attendance at the 14th SGA Biennial Meeting in Québec city as an Early Career Science Ambassador. Quebec City was a great host, where North American traditions collide with French ones in a surprisingly harmonious way. The beautiful, […]
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Fishing for Hg and harvesting Pb – Consequences of human activity

Aug 24, 2017 No Comments by 882 views
It is my first time attending the Goldschmidt conference and I am impressed by the variety of topics that can be accommodated under the umbrella of Geochemistry. From the Origin of Solar System and Mantle Geochemistry to Paleoclimate and Ocean Chemistry. But what drew my attention were sessions related to Medical Geochemistry and particularly topics […]
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Prof Bernard Marty (President, EAG) – all well-known researchers were early-career scientists at some stage!

Aug 22, 2017 No Comments by 968 views
Prof Bernard Marty is the new President of the European Association of Geochemistry. Here we learn of his thoughts on self-empowerment for Early Career Scientists, the support offered from the EAG, and his journey from Mr Marty to President Marty, via Japan. This interview focuses on the interviewee, and therefore my own commentary is reduced […]
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Dr Francis McCubbin (2017 FW Clarke Award) – ECR consistently being overlooked, under-appreciated, and, frankly, taken advantage of.

Aug 20, 2017 No Comments by 1919 views
Dr Francis McCubbin is the 2017 FW Clarke Awardee. Below he shares his thoughts on academic classism and the need for a fundamental culture shift in the treatment of non-Tenured academics, outlines his exciting role as a curator at NASA, and his passion for the Wu-Tang Clan. This interview focuses on the interviewee, and therefore my own […]
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The science behind the science

Aug 19, 2017 No Comments by 778 views
What do you think – in five days of Goldschmidt presentations, the product of how many years worth of labwork have you seen projected onto the screen, how many months of troubleshooting, how many weeks of tuning ICP-MS and calibrating microprobes? I reckon they must be plentiful. Confronted with such an impressive cumulative dedication to […]
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Conscripting plants and the microbial community for mineral exploration

Aug 18, 2017 No Comments 888 views

Geologists have a great deal of geochemical tools for exploration of new mineral deposits. But, as most of the unexploited treasure is hiding at great depth, geologists have to invent and employ increasingly unusual tools to uncover new mineral resources. After seismic and electromagnetics, the potential of geomicrobiology is being investigated. Last Tuesday, Rachel Simister […]

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The rain, the Seine and the Eiffel Tower

Aug 18, 2017 No Comments 521 views

Paris appears to be a bit sad that this year’s conference is drawing to end since it has started to rain yesterday evening. The rain was especially timely for those making their way from the Palais des congrès to the River Banquet Cruise near Pont des Invalides. But luckily geochemists are not the sort of people to […]

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Prof Eiji Ohtani – nature is seamless

Aug 18, 2017 No Comments 631 views

Prof Eiji Ohtani is the 2017 Urey Medal Awardee for outstanding contributions advancing geochemistry over an entire career. Eiji Ohtani shares his thoughts on what it feels like to win this prestigious award, why he felt he needed to leave natural samples and start working with experiments, and why we should all focus on the […]

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Any questions for the speaker?

Aug 17, 2017 No Comments 492 views

Over the past few days, we have all heard our fair share of audience questions. As most of you may know, the main purpose of these questions is to enhance the audience’s understanding of the presented information. In many cases, this simply results in the need for the further explanation of a certain graph or […]

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