Archive for Invited contributions

Why did we do it?! Our look into the writing of a Geochemical Perspectives article

Jul 15, 2013 No Comments 1115 views

How did it all start? When I (Fred) was first contacted to write an article for Geochemical Perspectives […] I was somewhat uncertain as to the expectations of such an article. I had just retired…

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On Field Classes

Apr 22, 2013 1 Comment 1121 views

Having just got back from a field class, I’m at a loss of what to do. The rush of returning to the office on Friday afternoon to crack out a Goldschmidt abstract, combined with the fatigue acquired from a week teaching outdoors has led to a slow start to this Saturday. While I’m waiting for […]

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On the Tarmac

Feb 12, 2013 No Comments 1257 views

On the Tarmac: a brief report of the EAG ‘Distinguished’ Lecture Tour of Eastern Europe 2012

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Chasing Ice and the power of the big screen

Feb 01, 2013 5 Comments 2666 views

Last week, a group of us from the Cohen Research Group, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, went to see a new movie. This is usually not an event worth blogging about but this movie was different. We saw the documentary “Chasing Ice”, a film by acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog. If you’re […]

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Amazon, Climate Change and Geochemistry

Dec 14, 2012 No Comments 853 views

The Amazon Basin with its 7.6 Mio km² is almost the size of Europe, and its biggest river, the Rio Amazon, supplies more than 15% of the total freshwater input to the world’s oceans. Deforestation, agriculture, mining and urbanization have…

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A perspective on writing Perspectives

Sep 20, 2012 No Comments 884 views

Perspectives invites its authors to share their personal experience in view of their contributions to geochemistry. My experience writing the first issue of Geochemical Perspectives provided me with many moments that were fun and funny. However…

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Goldschmidt 2012, Impressions from Montréal

Jul 05, 2012 No Comments 889 views

Having hurriedly wrapped up my poster and put my current projects on hold, I arrived in Montréal, Canada, a couple of days before the official start of the conference with the firm idea of enjoying the touristic attractions the city had to offer. Joining in with other early bird attendees we strolled through Montréal, enjoying […]

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Memories of Montréal

Jul 04, 2012 No Comments 934 views

The 2012 Goldschmidt conference took place between the 24th and 29th June in Montréal, Quebec. Conferences are interesting beasts for all involved. For the new PhD students, this may be the first time to present their work in public, which brings a whole raft of stress-related baggage. For intermediates such as late-stage PhD students and […]

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Cake or Science?

May 04, 2012 No Comments 937 views

We were hungry for knowledge and thirsty for cider, so to Oviedo we went!

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My experience working with a bunch of (mad) scientists

Feb 29, 2012 No Comments 1387 views

Man, this guy was good looking – tall, broad shouldered, soft eyed, tousled hair, cute little dimples, … and then…

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