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The rain, the Seine and the Eiffel Tower

Aug 18, 2017 No Comments by 57 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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The Curie Legacy

Aug 16, 2017 No Comments by 218 views

The plenary talk given today by Hélène Langevin-Joliot was one of the most highly anticipated talks of the week, made clear by the packed amphitheatre. Hélène, a nuclear physicist herself, is the granddaughter of Pierre and Marie Curie. The accomplished family boasts an impressive 5 Nobel Prizes between them, with Marie becoming the first person […]

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“That is wild! Nature made proteins that are ultra acidic” – How Corals Make Rocks

Aug 16, 2017 No Comments by 140 views

Good morning! This is my second Goldschmidt during my PhD and luckily I was able to join the EAG Blogging Team again (the first time was 2 years ago in Prague). Also very fortunate to have given my oral presentation of my research Monday morning. Thus I have non-stop enjoying all the talks and posters these past few […]

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Love Triangles and Spies – Geochemistry in 3 minutes

Aug 15, 2017 No Comments by 205 views

Goldschmidt 2017 sees the introduction of the pop-up talks; an exciting new initiative organised by three early-career scientists (Steffi Lutz, Kimberley Bitterwolf, and Alex Holland). Eleven students gave a series of 3-minute TED-style talks covering topics ranging from the origins of life to mine waste particles. Their mission was to convey a well-formulated idea in […]

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How the Roman Empire can be linked to geochemistry

Aug 15, 2017 No Comments by 229 views

Throughout our geological education, we are taught to think in terms of deep time. To forget about weeks and months and focus on the millions and billions. However, when the time span of human history is taken into consideration, the geological time scale never seems to fit, discounting the Anthropocene of course. As a result, […]

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Goldschmidt Wild Orbit Cinema

Aug 15, 2017 No Comments by 181 views

Goldschmidt, like all conferences, is about communicating science among like-minded individuals, and connecting with people. The necessity to communicate this science more broadly – to members of the public, school children, or to people working in seemingly unrelated research fields – has also become widely acknowledged. Enter, Wild Orbit Films (@wildorbitfilms), a production company led […]

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Is it a thunderstone? Is it a pallasite? No – it is Goldschmidt 2017!

Aug 14, 2017 No Comments 176 views

It’s official – Goldschmidt 2017 has kicked off! After a convivial, ice-breaking party yesterday night, things got serious this morning, with a myriad of sessions well on their way. At 11:45 then the brief opening ceremony: the organising comittee explained to the community that there were a total of 7100 litres of coffee to be […]

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Goldschmidt2017: Meet the bloggers (2/2)

Aug 11, 2017 No Comments 404 views

In Part 1 of ‘Meet the Bloggers’, we caught up with four of the Goldschmidt2017 blogging team, who’ll be bringing us all the latest from Paris throughout the next week. Next up, we have a few words of introduction from our other three bloggers: Foteini, Martin and Claire.   Foteini Drakou Hi! I’m Foteini, a […]

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Goldschmidt2017: Meet the bloggers (1/2)

Aug 11, 2017 No Comments 499 views

We’re now just a few days away from the start of the 27th Goldschmidt Conference on geochemistry. More than 4000 delegates from over 50 countries across the globe will be polishing their presentations, wrapping their posters, packing up their suitcases, and getting ready to board planes, trains and automobiles destined for the enchanting city of […]

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Students at EGU2017

Jul 12, 2017 No Comments 330 views

Three EAG sponsored students visited the city of Vienna at the end of April 2017 to present their work at the General Assembly of the European Geoscience Union, the biggest geoscience conference in Europe. EGU2017 brought together nearly 15 000 scientists from all fields of geoscience research and from 107 countries around the world, where […]

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