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Lives of the great geochemists: Fritz Houtermans

Apr 17, 2018 No Comments by 195 views

The EAG Houtermans Award for young scientists is named after him, but how many of us geochemists really know who Friedrich Georg Houtermans was and how adventurous his life was? Houtermans undertook a PhD in nuclear physics in Göttingen with James Franck in 1927, but only in 1952, when he arrived in Bern to become […]

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Working in Mineral Exploration: a guide

Mar 20, 2018 No Comments by 340 views

In the final throws of an undergraduate degree there are commonly two concerns: firstly, the cramming of knowledge to ensure the exam results guarantee the best overall grade and secondly lining up what to do afterwards. Across the applied sciences three options are commonly available: private industry, continued academia or governmental organisations, each with their […]

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An ocean of science

Mar 06, 2018 No Comments by 547 views

Every two years, the American Geophysical Union, The American Association for Limnology and Oceanography and The Oceanographic Society join forces to organize the ‘Ocean Sciences Meeting’ in an effort to gather all marine scientists in a very interdisciplinary meeting. This year, OSM was held in Portland, and I, a final year PhD student of the […]

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Metal stable isotopes: a tool for improving sustainable land-use in tropical regions

Feb 20, 2018 No Comments by 653 views

Metal Stable Isotope Geochemistry Workshop – Final Workshop of the ITN IsoNose I am very grateful that the EAG supported me to attend “The International Conference and final IsoNose workshop “Metal Stable Isotope Geochemistry”, which took place from January 8-11 2018 in a beautiful French abbey in Sorèze, France. The participants of this conference came […]

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33rd Nordic Geological Winter Meeting

Feb 15, 2018 No Comments by 537 views

The Nordic Geological Winter Meeting is organised every two years in a different Nordic country (Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Iceland) and is considered one of the foremost multidisciplinary geological conference in…the Nordic countries! The 33rd Nordic Geological Winter Meeting (Fig. 1) was held at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), in Copenhagen, Denmark, between the […]

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All things volcanic and magmatic at VMSG 2018

Feb 15, 2018 No Comments by 458 views

Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group Conference 2018. Leeds, UK, 3-5 January 2018. During the first week of the year I travelled to Leeds, UK, where the Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group (VMSG) 2018 conference was held from January 3rd to 5th. I am very grateful to the EAG for supporting my trip there with a […]

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Core logging course – Navan, Tara Mine Corestore

Feb 09, 2018 No Comments 537 views

Recently I have had the chance to attend a core logging course organised by IAEG (Irish Association for Economic Geology) and hosted by Boliden, Tara Mines. The course was dense and helpful and most importantly, included actual core logging. Below you can take a glimpse of how the corestore looks like from the inside. The […]

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EAG Ambassadors at the AGU2017 Fall Meeting – Part 2

Jan 22, 2018 No Comments 576 views

Last December, six EAG Early Career Science Ambassadors travelled to New Orleans to attend the 2017 AGU Annual Fall Meeting. In the first of our two-part blog, Laia Comas Bru, Deirdre Clark, Jihua Hao and Tsvetomila Mateeva described their experiences at AGU2017 from a professional perspective. In Part 2, Elena Maters talks about some of […]

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EAG Ambassadors at the AGU2017 Fall Meeting – Part 1

Jan 22, 2018 No Comments 634 views

Last December, six EAG Early Career Science Ambassadors travelled to New Orleans to attend the 2017 edition of the Annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. In the first of this two-part blog, Laia Comas Bru, Deirdre Clark, Jihua Hao and Tsvetomila Mateeva talk to us about what it was like attending and presenting […]

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Six questions to Adina Paytan

Jan 12, 2018 No Comments 776 views

Adina Paytan is a Research Professor at the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz. The major focus of her research is understanding past and present marine biogeochemical cycles. Adina was born and raised in Israel. After completing mandatory military service and then spending two years hiking the Himalayas in India and Nepal, […]

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