Archive for Goldschmidt 2017

Dr Li Zhang – the freedom to fail

Aug 16, 2017 No Comments 2533 views

Dr Li Zhang is the 2017 Shen-su Sun Awardee. Dr Zhang shares her thoughts on what it feels like to become an award winning scientists, explains how she was given the freedom to fail, and feels that the dream of all people must be to know the unknown.  This interview focuses on the interviewee, and therefore […]

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Dr Julie Prytulak – It’s deeply humbling

Aug 16, 2017 No Comments 1019 views

Dr Julie Prytulak is the 2017 Houtermans Awardee. Dr Prytulak shares her thoughts on what it feels like to become an award winning scientists, provides constructive advice on an important issue faced by Early-Career Scientists, and explains why she’d go down into the mantle instead of travelling through time.  This interview focuses on the interviewee, and therefore my […]

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Love Triangles and Spies – Geochemistry in 3 minutes

Aug 15, 2017 No Comments 927 views

Goldschmidt 2017 sees the introduction of the pop-up talks; an exciting new initiative organised by three early-career scientists (Steffi Lutz, Kimberley Bitterwolf, and Alex Holland). Eleven students gave a series of 3-minute TED-style talks covering topics ranging from the origins of life to mine waste particles. Their mission was to convey a well-formulated idea in […]

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How the Roman Empire can be linked to geochemistry

Aug 15, 2017 No Comments 700 views

Throughout our geological education, we are taught to think in terms of deep time. To forget about weeks and months and focus on the millions and billions. However, when the time span of human history is taken into consideration, the geological time scale never seems to fit, discounting the Anthropocene of course. As a result, […]

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Goldschmidt Wild Orbit Cinema

Aug 15, 2017 No Comments 449 views

Goldschmidt, like all conferences, is about communicating science among like-minded individuals, and connecting with people. The necessity to communicate this science more broadly – to members of the public, school children, or to people working in seemingly unrelated research fields – has also become widely acknowledged. Enter, Wild Orbit Films (@wildorbitfilms), a production company led […]

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Is it a thunderstone? Is it a pallasite? No – it is Goldschmidt 2017!

Aug 14, 2017 No Comments 473 views

It’s official – Goldschmidt 2017 has kicked off! After a convivial, ice-breaking party yesterday night, things got serious this morning, with a myriad of sessions well on their way. At 11:45 then the brief opening ceremony: the organising comittee explained to the community that there were a total of 7100 litres of coffee to be […]

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Goldschmidt2017: Meet the bloggers (2/2)

Aug 11, 2017 No Comments 864 views

In Part 1 of ‘Meet the Bloggers’, we caught up with four of the Goldschmidt2017 blogging team, who’ll be bringing us all the latest from Paris throughout the next week. Next up, we have a few words of introduction from our other three bloggers: Foteini, Martin and Claire.   Foteini Drakou Hi! I’m Foteini, a […]

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Goldschmidt2017: Meet the bloggers (1/2)

Aug 11, 2017 No Comments 864 views

We’re now just a few days away from the start of the 27th Goldschmidt Conference on geochemistry. More than 4000 delegates from over 50 countries across the globe will be polishing their presentations, wrapping their posters, packing up their suitcases, and getting ready to board planes, trains and automobiles destined for the enchanting city of […]

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Early Career Scientists at Goldschmidt2017

Apr 19, 2017 No Comments 1312 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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