Dr Shuhei Ono – protect people from academic bullying

Aug 17, 2017 No Comments 640 views

Dr Shuhei Ono is the 2017 Gast Lecturer. Dr Ono is a ‘hard-core’ isotope geochemist and feel that we should protect all scientists from academic bullying, especially Early-Career Scientists. This interview focuses on the interviewee, and therefore my own commentary is reduced to an absolute minimum, for now. Sami: Congratulations on the 2017 Gast Lectureship, and […]

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The Curie Legacy

Aug 16, 2017 No Comments 646 views

The plenary talk given today by Hélène Langevin-Joliot was one of the most highly anticipated talks of the week, made clear by the packed amphitheatre. Hélène, a nuclear physicist herself, is the granddaughter of Pierre and Marie Curie. The accomplished family boasts an impressive 5 Nobel Prizes between them, with Marie becoming the first person […]

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“That is wild! Nature made proteins that are ultra acidic” – How Corals Make Rocks

Aug 16, 2017 No Comments 335 views

Good morning! This is my second Goldschmidt during my PhD and luckily I was able to join the EAG Blogging Team again (the first time was 2 years ago in Prague). Also very fortunate to have given my oral presentation of my research Monday morning. Thus I have non-stop enjoying all the talks and posters these past few […]

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Dr Li Zhang – the freedom to fail

Aug 16, 2017 No Comments 2340 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 913 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 770 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 494 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 332 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 358 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 685 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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