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How exploring Mars could help us fight climate change on Earth

Apr 29, 2016 No Comments 1338 views

The surface of Mars is a cold desert. Scars in the landscape point to a history of flowing rivers, standing lakes and possibly even planetary oceans. Yet the current Martian atmosphere has a density that’s around 0.6% of Earth’s, making it far too thin to support liquid water – or life – on the barren […]

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Learning about cable bacteria

Apr 01, 2016 No Comments 1658 views

This year, the third “International Workshop on Microbial long-distance Electron Transfer by Cable Bacteria” was organized in Munich (Germany), after previous editions in Aarhus (Denmark) and Antwerp (Belgium). This three-day workshop tries to group all scientists who are involved in cable bacteria research. This little organism is still enigmatic, and is being studied from all […]

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An ambassador at OMS 2016

Mar 11, 2016 No Comments 824 views

The 2016 Ocean Meeting Science (OMS) took place 21-26 February 2016 in New Orleans (LA) at the Ernest N. Morial convention center. This conference is one of the most important and largest event for the oceanographic field; in fact, the Association for the Science of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) and […]

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Five questions to Al Hofmann

Feb 15, 2016 No Comments 1174 views

Al Hofmann is Emeritus Director of the Geochemistry Division of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz (Germany), the 2015 Urey Award Medallist and a former president of EAG.

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Volcanic and magmatic studies in Ireland

Jan 26, 2016 No Comments 1173 views

From the 5th-9th of January 2016, the annual meeting of the Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group (VMSG) took place at Trinity College in Dublin. This year, the regular three-day program of talks, poster sessions and discussions was bracketed by a one-day workshop on Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (sometimes lovingly called LA-ICP-MS) on […]

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EAG Early Career Ambassador at the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting (San Francisco).

Jan 18, 2016 No Comments 1221 views

  Thanks to the EAG’s early career ambassador program I was fortunate to be able to attend the recent American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Fall Meeting in San Francisco. The AGU Fall meeting is one of the largest multidisciplinary earth science meetings, where around 24,000 delegates congregate to network and discuss the latest developments in earth […]

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The story behind the winning photos

Jan 18, 2016 No Comments 1300 views

The EAG would like to thank all who submitted photos to the Photo Contest 2015 and all who casted their vote. We have 2 winners: Ingrid Smet for the theme ‘Earth, Fire, Air, Water’, and Anton Bischoff for the theme ‘What is geochemistry for you?’. Here is the story behind the winning photos. Theme ‘Earth, […]

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EAG Ambassador in La Serena, Chile 2015

Nov 05, 2015 No Comments 1282 views

Attending to the Congreso Geólogico de Chile is always a great experience, not only because I’m Chilean and I live far from my country (currently I’m living in Spain) but because this conference is held every three years in Chile and brings together geoscientists from all over the world, especially from South America, into one […]

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EAG Early Career Science Ambassador in 250th ACS in Boston

Oct 28, 2015 No Comments 1186 views

I just say thanks to the EAG Early Career Science Ambassador program for giving me the opportunity to attend the ACS (American Chemical Society) Boston for the 250th ACS National Meeting & Exposition (16-20 August 2015). I had the pleasure and honor to present an oral work in a special symposium about Emerging Electrochemical Water […]

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Not freaking out, but PHREEQC-ing it out

Oct 28, 2015 No Comments 1826 views

From the 18-20th of August I attended a geochemical modelling workshop that was ran before the 25th annual Goldschmidt conference in Prague. The purpose of the two-day-long course was to learn and advance our knowledge in the use and application of the geochemical modelling computer program PHREEQC. Using such a program enables different geochemical reaction […]

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