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The changing face of geochemistry

Aug 17, 2015 No Comments 1304 views

We’re only a half-day into the 2015 Goldschmidt meeting, but one theme I see emerging (or, at least, I hope is emerging) is the idea that the scope of geochemistry is rapidly broadening. Eric Oelkers, the conference convener, introduced Peter Sale, today’s plenary speaker, by saying that he’s “not really a geochemist“. This was a […]

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Doodle of the Day. Health Announcement by Harald Strauss

Aug 17, 2015 No Comments 1690 views

Harald Strauss is Full Professor in Historical and Regional Geology at the Institut für Geologie und Paläontologie, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany.  His main research interests center around the biogeochemical aspects of earth´s evolution. Thereby, the isotopic compositions of carbon and sulfur in sediments, biominerals and organic matter are utilized as proxy signals for geologically and/or […]

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Monday Machination

Aug 17, 2015 No Comments 3893 views

Good Morning Goldschmidters, I trust you all enjoyed the Ice Breaker last night. Sadly, I was too late into Prague to make it. You can read about how Nicci found her first Goldschmidt Ice Breaker here.

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A Doodle A Day…

Aug 16, 2015 No Comments 1913 views

As you are reading these lines, I am readying myself and packing my things to leave for Prague. I have been invited to participate in the Goldschmidt Conference to be their first artist in residence! What does it consist of? Well, I will be spending a whole week in a beautiful Central European capital mingling […]

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Suburban Geochemical Modelling

Aug 15, 2015 No Comments 1652 views

When I read the message “it’ll be out in the suburbs” I had images of the grim grey concrete monoliths that cluster the outskirts of the bonny Glasgow Clyde at home. I was pleasantly surprised this morning therefore when I found myself exiting the metro at I.P Pavlovna and strolling down idyllic aged cobbled side streets […]

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Goldschmidt 2015: Introducing the Bloggers (1/3)

Aug 13, 2015 3 Comments 6711 views

It’s less than a week before thousands of Geochemists descend on Prague to meet for the 25th Goldschmidt Conference. This is set to be a stellar meeting with a wide variety of social and student events, not to mention the huge number of world class oral and poster presentations through the week. In addition to […]

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Impressions from InterPore 2015

Jun 08, 2015 No Comments 1954 views

Reza Gooya, who received sponsorship from the EAG through the Student Sponsorship Program, attended the InterPore 2015 Conference for the first time and recounts his experience. The 7th international conference on porous media and its applications was held by Interpore society on 18-21 May in Padua, Italy. Interpore was founded in 2008 as a non-profit […]

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Two EAG Ambassadors at AGU Fall Meeting 2014

Apr 15, 2015 No Comments 2472 views

A few months ago, the European Association of Geochemistry (EAG) initiated the Early Career Science Ambassador Program, supporting Early Career Scientists based in Europe to attend conferences outside of Europe. Supported scientists have 50% of their expenses covered by EAG, up to 2000 Euros, and are viewed as EAG Ambassadors while attending the event. Ruifang […]

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Networking and crystallisation sometimes come together

Feb 23, 2015 No Comments 1631 views

One of the first things I did when I started my job in the CO2-react network was to make crystallisation experiments in order to synthesize rare-earth (REE) bearing carbonates. I focused on hydroxylbastnasite (REECO3OH), a mineral of the bastnasite group (REE(CO3)(OH,F)) that is very common in carbonatite deposits and is an important source of light […]

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Wonders of the East

Jan 20, 2015 No Comments 2120 views

It was a surprise and honour to be asked to deliver the EAG Distinguished Lecture Tour 2014, and to be given the opportunity to connect with Geochemists working in Eastern Europe. In recent years my research has focused on applying an isotope geochemistry toolkit to a range of environmental issues, from assessing the links between […]

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