EAG Ambassador in La Serena, Chile 2015

Nov 05, 2015 No Comments 1282 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 1186 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 1826 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 1311 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 1777 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 1326 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 sponsored student in Odense

Sep 22, 2015 No Comments 1175 views

The Aquatic Microbial and Molecular Ecology (AMME) course has been held at the University of Southern Denmark (Odense University before it merged with other institutions) since 1992. It started as a MSc course and it turned into a PhD course in 2000. I was looking for some interesting courses to learn new lab techniques and […]

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EAG Ambassador in Woods Hole

Sep 18, 2015 No Comments 1291 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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Lunch… and Glycerol Dialkyl Glycerol Tetraethers

Aug 24, 2015 No Comments 1437 views

The last plenary talk of the conference was given by Professor Ann Pearson of Harvard University and provided a detailed overview of recent advances in the understanding of the TEX86 proxy. I’m entirely new to this proxy, having only heard it mentioned very briefly in the past so I found the talk particularly informative. (If […]

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Words from the ghost

Aug 22, 2015 No Comments 1567 views

My role at Goldschmidt 2015 was mostly photography. With a side portion of blogging thrown in, like a salad relish afterthought. There was also the poster of course, presenting my PhD hydrothermal experiment work. Poster sessions make me nervous. In fact, most social events make me nervous. I’m a nervous kind of creature. A flavour […]

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