Archive for August, 2013

Views from, and of, Florence

Aug 25, 2013 No Comments 1794 views

The Florence skyline is dominated by the dome and bell-tower of the Duomo, or Santa Maria del Fiore, the large cathedral in the centre of the city. Geochemists here this week for Goldschmidt2013 will be negotiating the sometimes chaotic streets of the town, often navigating by the Duomo’s high profile as a landmark. But as […]

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Music of the spheres

Aug 25, 2013 No Comments 1586 views

I am sitting in a hot lecture theatre in the Università deli Studi, Florence, two days before the start of the proper business of Goldschmidt 2013, a meeting of thousands of geochemists from across the globe. Before discussions of the latest news and views in the geochemical world, a number of pre-conference workshops and short […]

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Tour of Florence

Aug 25, 2013 No Comments 1473 views

Welcome to Florence Goldschmidters! This is my first visit to this beautiful city and as Simon has been at a workshop on the chemical interactions in geothermal fluids, I’ve been exploring and enjoying the sights. I was joined by some friends from Leeds as we ventured past grand building after grand building trying to get […]

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Introducing the Bloggers of Goldschmidt 2013

Aug 23, 2013 2 Comments 3363 views

It isn’t long until the start of the annual V.M. Goldschmidt conference, the main international meeting for geochemists to share and discuss ideas. This year’s meeting in Florence, Italy, is set to be one of the largest yet with over 4000 abstracts submitted. The European Association of Geochemistry and the organisers of this 23rd Goldschmidt […]

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