Archive for April, 2013

The Old Days

Apr 23, 2013 6 Comments by 2713 views

Why do I write this blog? It is to show that the path to where you want to go is not always easy. I was trained as a metamorphic petrologist at the University of Kiel in Germany and as a petrologist/mineralogist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland. In my undergraduate thesis […]

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Pedal-powered conference: making tracks to the European Geosciences Union General Assembly

Apr 22, 2013 No Comments by 1645 views

The idea was simple: combine a bicycle-touring vacation with alternative transportation to a conference. The European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly took place in Vienna, Austria this year from April 7-12. The beautiful blue Danube River starts in the Black Forest, which is near our current home in southwestern Germany, and passes through Vienna as […]

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On Field Classes

Apr 22, 2013 1 Comment by 1010 views

Having just got back from a field class, I’m at a loss of what to do. The rush of returning to the office on Friday afternoon to crack out a Goldschmidt abstract, combined with the fatigue acquired from a week teaching outdoors has led to a slow start to this Saturday. While I’m waiting for […]

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