Archive for Invited contributions

LA-ICP-MS in Perugia

Jun 07, 2016 1 Comment 3176 views

The first international short course on the “application of laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) to earth sciences” was held at the department of Physics and Geology, Perugia University from 25-27 May 2016. I was interested in this course because LA-ICP-MS can be used as a tool to geochemically discriminate between different volcanic […]

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Ice Core Scientists meet in Hobart, Tasmania

May 02, 2016 No Comments 2031 views

The International Partnership for Ice Core Science (IPICS) Open Conferences are set every 4 years. IPICS is the principal international planning group for international ice core science and this IPICS 2nd Open Conference brought together in Hobart (Tasmania) more than 200 scientists, experts in ice core science and drilling technology for five days of scientific […]

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Learning about cable bacteria

Apr 01, 2016 No Comments 2992 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 1466 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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Speleothems connecting East and West

Feb 05, 2016 No Comments 2527 views

It was a great honor and challenge to be asked to present the 2015 EAG Distinguished Lecture Tour in four institutes in Ukraine, Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia. My lectures included 1) Speleothems as paleoclimate indicators; 2) Novel techniques in speleothems research for paleohydrological studies; 3) Water availability in Middle East and North Africa and the […]

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Volcanic and magmatic studies in Ireland

Jan 26, 2016 No Comments 1867 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 Ambassador in La Serena, Chile 2015

Nov 05, 2015 No Comments 1947 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 1938 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 2799 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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Astronomy in the State of Aloha

Oct 27, 2015 No Comments 2228 views

“Aloha!”, that’s the first thing people say to you on Hawai’i, and that’s what you answer them. While doing that, fear not about being a guest on these islands. All people are minorities here and there are only a few thousand native speakers of the Hawai’ian language. Located right atop of a geological hotspot, the […]

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