Love Triangles and Spies – Geochemistry in 3 minutes

Aug 15, 2017 No Comments 931 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 705 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 451 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 476 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 867 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 869 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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Students at EGU2017

Jul 12, 2017 No Comments 664 views

Three EAG sponsored students visited the city of Vienna at the end of April 2017 to present their work at the General Assembly of the European Geoscience Union, the biggest geoscience conference in Europe. EGU2017 brought together nearly 15 000 scientists from all fields of geoscience research and from 107 countries around the world, where […]

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Volcano Tales: Shiveluch

Jun 09, 2017 No Comments 1098 views

At any given day, there are about 20 volcanoes erupting around the globe. Some of them are notorious for frequently showering nearby cities with ash, others wake up and blow without any warning – but all of them have their own intriguing story. For this blog, I will regularly pick one of the active volcanoes […]

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Announcing the winners of the Photo Contest ‘Wonders of Geochemistry’

May 15, 2017 1 Comment 2788 views

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Photo Contest ‘Wonders of Geochemistry’. Of the final ten photos selected by our jury, the following three received the highest number of votes. Many thanks to all who submitted entries, to all who cast votes, and many congratulations once more to our three winners! We […]

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Early Career Scientists at Goldschmidt2017

Apr 19, 2017 No Comments 1315 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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