Archive for August, 2015

The changing face of geochemistry

Aug 17, 2015 No Comments 1036 views

We’re only a half-day into the 2015 Goldschmidt meeting, but one theme I see emerging (or, at least, I hope is emerging) is the idea that the scope of geochemistry is rapidly broadening. Eric Oelkers, the conference convener, introduced Peter Sale, today’s plenary speaker, by saying that he’s “not really a geochemist“. This was a […]

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Doodle of the Day. Health Announcement by Harald Strauss

Aug 17, 2015 No Comments 1225 views

Harald Strauss is Full Professor in Historical and Regional Geology at the Institut für Geologie und Paläontologie, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany.  His main research interests center around the biogeochemical aspects of earth´s evolution. Thereby, the isotopic compositions of carbon and sulfur in sediments, biominerals and organic matter are utilized as proxy signals for geologically and/or […]

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Monday Machination

Aug 17, 2015 No Comments 2595 views

Good Morning Goldschmidters, I trust you all enjoyed the Ice Breaker last night. Sadly, I was too late into Prague to make it. You can read about how Nicci found her first Goldschmidt Ice Breaker here.

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And so it begins…

Aug 17, 2015 1 Comment 1947 views

I have a secret; ever since registering I have been a little intimidated about attending this years Goldschmidt. Sure I have been to international conferences before but these have been  specialised and nothing on the Goldschmidt scale of attendees. I had visions of standing in the corner during the ice-breaker session while everyone else caught […]

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A Doodle A Day…

Aug 16, 2015 No Comments 1437 views

As you are reading these lines, I am readying myself and packing my things to leave for Prague. I have been invited to participate in the Goldschmidt Conference to be their first artist in residence! What does it consist of? Well, I will be spending a whole week in a beautiful Central European capital mingling […]

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Suburban Geochemical Modelling

Aug 15, 2015 No Comments 1199 views

When I read the message “it’ll be out in the suburbs” I had images of the grim grey concrete monoliths that cluster the outskirts of the bonny Glasgow Clyde at home. I was pleasantly surprised this morning therefore when I found myself exiting the metro at I.P Pavlovna and strolling down idyllic aged cobbled side streets […]

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Goldschmidt 2015: Introducing the Bloggers (3/3)

Aug 15, 2015 1 Comment 2060 views

Here’s the final post Introducing the Bloggers of Goldschmidt 2015 (part 1, part 2). Meet Drew, Nastasia, and Andy.

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Goldschmidt 2015: Introducing the Bloggers (2/3)

Aug 14, 2015 2 Comments 2646 views

In the second instalment of our Introducing the Bloggers mini-series (read part 1 here) we meet Adrienne, Nicci, and Rhian.

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Goldschmidt 2015: Introducing the Bloggers (1/3)

Aug 13, 2015 3 Comments 4802 views

It’s less than a week before thousands of Geochemists descend on Prague to meet for the 25th Goldschmidt Conference. This is set to be a stellar meeting with a wide variety of social and student events, not to mention the huge number of world class oral and poster presentations through the week. In addition to […]

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