Archive for Invited contributions

Not freaking out, but PHREEQC-ing it out

Oct 28, 2015 No Comments 2433 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 1894 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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EAG Early Career Science Ambassador in 250th ACS in Boston

Oct 06, 2015 No Comments 2204 views

 I had wanted to attend an ACS (American Chemical Society) meeting for many years. Thanks to the EAG Early Career Science Ambassador program I had the pleasure to be in Boston for the 250th ACS National Meeting & Exposition (16-20 August 2015), where I presented two posters at the Division of Environmental Chemistry. This event […]

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Application of Diffusion Studies to the Determination of Timescales in Geochemistry and Petrology

Oct 06, 2015 No Comments 1943 views

 With the support of a EAG student sponsorship, I was able to attend the shortcourse “Application of Diffusion Studies to the Determination of Timescales in Geochemistry and Petrology” at the Ruhr-University Bochum. The course was held right after this year’s Goldschmidt conference in Prague and brought together almost 40 students, postdocs and faculty from 11 […]

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EAG Ambassador in Woods Hole

Sep 18, 2015 No Comments 1645 views

   Thanks to the support from the European Association of Geochemistry I was able to attend the Molecular Evolution workshop which took place from the 19th to 29th of July at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Woods Hole is a very picturesque place at the extreme southwest corner of Cape Cod and […]

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Effect of permafrost thawing on trace element and carbon mobilisation

Apr 27, 2015 1 Comment 1654 views

The Lena River (Siberia) is one of the largest global rivers draining into the Arctic Ocean. The Lena River and tributaries drain a range in lithology and topography, and the large watersheds are located in a region of continuous permafrost (ground that is permanently frozen year-round) ranging from 50 to 1500 m in thickness.

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Svalbard – The northernmost everything

Mar 25, 2015 No Comments 1481 views

Here in Svalbard one can find the northernmost everything: climbing wall, post office, piano… and most importantly university – the reason I came up here.

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Networking and crystallisation sometimes come together

Feb 23, 2015 No Comments 1391 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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Midterm review in Seefeld, Austria

Jan 20, 2015 No Comments 1330 views

The third meeting of the CO2 React Network took place from the 04th to the 09th of December, 2014, in a little skiing village in Austria – Seefeld.

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The geochemistry of glass

Dec 05, 2014 No Comments 1913 views

Thanks to EAG Sponsorship, I attended last October the Plenary Days of USTV and GDR Verres (two associations for Research and Technology of Glass) in Baccarat (in the East of France). This meeting brought together private companies and universities to share new results and methods about structure and geochemistry of glass. It was a good […]

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