Five questions to Al Hofmann

Feb 15, 2016 No Comments 997 views

Al Hofmann is Emeritus Director of the Geochemistry Division of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz (Germany), the 2015 Urey Award Medallist and a former president of EAG.

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Speleothems connecting East and West

Feb 05, 2016 No Comments 1355 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 1013 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 Early Career Ambassador at the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting (San Francisco).

Jan 18, 2016 No Comments 1049 views

  Thanks to the EAG’s early career ambassador program I was fortunate to be able to attend the recent American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Fall Meeting in San Francisco. The AGU Fall meeting is one of the largest multidisciplinary earth science meetings, where around 24,000 delegates congregate to network and discuss the latest developments in earth […]

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The story behind the winning photos

Jan 18, 2016 No Comments 1067 views

The EAG would like to thank all who submitted photos to the Photo Contest 2015 and all who casted their vote. We have 2 winners: Ingrid Smet for the theme ‘Earth, Fire, Air, Water’, and Anton Bischoff for the theme ‘What is geochemistry for you?’. Here is the story behind the winning photos. Theme ‘Earth, […]

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EAG Ambassador in La Serena, Chile 2015

Nov 05, 2015 No Comments 1130 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 1029 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 1583 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 1147 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 1645 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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