Archive for June, 2018

Silicon world science: an EAG Ambassador at SILICAMICS 2

Jun 27, 2018 No Comments by 673 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 632 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 614 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 749 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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