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The Old Days

Apr 23, 2013 6 Comments 3377 views

Why do I write this blog? It is to show that the path to where you want to go is not always easy. I was trained as a metamorphic petrologist at the University of Kiel in Germany and as a petrologist/mineralogist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland. In my undergraduate thesis […]

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How to Build a Volcano

Mar 25, 2013 No Comments 1804 views

The other week, the School of Environmental Sciences (ENV) at the University of East Anglia was filming promotional videos to entice new undergraduates to join the department next year; this was mostly interviews with current students and filming lectures but they needed something a bit more exciting. This was provided by one of Jon Stone’s […]

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Antarctic Scientists Discover 18kg Meteorite

Mar 18, 2013 No Comments 2190 views

An international team of scientists, working at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica research station, has discovered a meteorite with a mass of 18kg embedded in the East Antarctic ice sheet.

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The Melody of Science

Sep 19, 2012 No Comments 1959 views

Two times during the last few weeks, my wife has been asked to write a song. A very specific song that is, a song for special occasions when a person is celebrated e.g. for a 50th birthday or a Confirmation. The way to produce songs of this type is to use keywords from a person’s […]

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Curiosity rover is on Mars! Follow the news! – Updated

Aug 05, 2012 No Comments 4121 views

Curiosity rover (Mars Science Laboratory, NASA) has successfully landed on Gale crater, Mars, on Monday August 6, 5:31 TU (Sunday August 5, 22:31 PDT). The rover is carrying the most advanced geology and geochemistry laboratory which has been ever sent to another planetary body. This includes cool instrumentation to carry out X-ray diffraction / fluorescence, […]

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… and lift-off !!!

Mar 01, 2012 1 Comment 1370 views

Welcome to the European Association of Geochemistry blog.

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