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Early Career Scientists at Goldschmidt2017

Apr 19, 2017 No Comments by 475 views

Early Career Scientists are at the heart of the Goldschmidt conference, and various programs aimed at young professionals in geochemistry have been developing in recent years. Goldschmidt2017 will continue this trend by introducing several new initiatives as well as retaining successful ones from previous years. Here is an overview of what’s on offer for Early […]

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Melting hearts at MEREMA

Mar 10, 2017 No Comments by 324 views

With the support of the EAG I was able to attend this year’s ‘Melting and fluid/melt-rock reactions in the mantle’ (MEREMA) International Winter School, held at the University of Pavia, Italy. The school was arranged by a lot of different organizations (the Italian Group of Petrography of the Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology, as […]

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Volcano tales: Bogoslof

Mar 01, 2017 No Comments by 522 views

At any given day, there are about 20 volcanoes erupting around the globe. Some of them are notorious for frequently showering nearby cities with ash, others wake up and blow without any warning – but all of them have their own intriguing story. For this blog, I will regularly pick one of the active volcanoes […]

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Serpentine Days 2016

Feb 21, 2017 No Comments by 479 views

This past September we had the privilege to attend Serpentine Days, a biannual workshop on serpentinite and serpentinization processes that is distinctly multidisciplinary. The workshop covers much of the active research on serpentinites, including everything from microbiological communities in near surface environments, through serpentinite dehydration at great depth within subduction zones and all the way […]

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The Great Eastern

Feb 14, 2017 No Comments by 479 views

I have been really fortunate to be asked to take part of the 2016 EAG Distinguished Lecture Program. My research interests are broad lying on the interface between chemistry and biology and I have always enjoyed interacting with researchers from these disciplines. I am a biologist by background but working on the biogeochemical processes of […]

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Bernard Marty starts as EAG President

Jan 19, 2017 No Comments by 838 views

It is an honour, and a great pleasure, to become president of the European Association of Geochemistry. My first task is to thank Liane Benning for the fantastic job she has been doing over the last two years. Under her leadership, EAG has flourished as never before. The 2015 Goldschmidt conference in Prague was one […]

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EAG President Liane G. Benning says good-bye

Dec 20, 2016 No Comments 801 views

Recent events show that we have in front of us rocky times of uncertain worldwide leadership and this will change the world in directions that are not healthy for our planet. As geochemists, we have the skills to address major human impact issues like pollution, ocean acidification or climate change and we need to stand […]

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Science at Sea

Dec 08, 2016 No Comments 677 views

Being on a ship for two months has its ups and downs. But when you’re drilling and recovering sediments that haven’t seen daylight for millions of years, you can bet both the ups and the downs are thrilling. My research involves the study of modern diagenetic (“rock-forming”) processes in order to better understand how to […]

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Concrete: An Aggregate of Problems

Dec 08, 2016 No Comments 815 views

Have you ever thought about what your house is actually made of? Before starting my Ph.D. I had never taken this question into consideration. However, for thousands of home owners across Ireland, the structure of their homes is under threat from the very stuff it is made of. Concrete. But why exactly is this commonplace […]

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Why become an EAG member?

Nov 17, 2016 No Comments 762 views

As a new year is just around the corner, it is a good time to join the European Association of Geochemistry or renew your membership. Membership is calendar year, and with a Geochemical Perspectives Letters print issue coming out in January and Elements in February, joining/renewing before end of 2016 ensures you receive all 2017 […]

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