Archive for "General"

Online viewers at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Johnny White

Being a Distinguished Lecturer during the Pandemic Times

Early 2020 I received a very kind email inviting me to be the EAG Distinguished Lecturer, which involved giving talks in Eastern and Central Europe. That was the original plan. Then the pandemic began

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UC Riverside's Department of Earth Science Professor Andy Ridgwell looks towards "Eevee", a PokŽmon character on top of his servers inside his server room on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2018. (UCR/Stan Lim)
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Six Questions to Andy Ridgwell

Meet Andy Ridgwell (University of California, Riverside) a geochemist who writes computer models – numerical representations of the primary interactions of climate with atmospheric CO2...

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Figure 1. These limestone beds at the coast of Estonia formed during the Ordovician period (485.4 – 443.8 million years ago), when limestone deposition was wide spread across all continents (image credit: Rock Archive).
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Rock Archive

Rock archive: How rocks can tell us about the Earth’s past

The main tool in reconstructing Earth’s environmental history is – rocks! In order to explore the 'rock archive,' we must first understand what kind of stories different types of rocks can tell us!

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Rock Archive

Welcome to Rock Archive: A new outreach blog

Rock Archive is an outreach blog that communicates to the public about the current state of knowledge on Earth’s past and present environments.

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An Ambassador at MedGU-21

It was such an exciting  time at the Mediterranean Geosciences Union Annual Meeting- 2021 (MedGU-21) held in the lively city of Istanbul, Turkey from 25 – 28 November 2021. MedGU-21 was born from...

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Derek Vance

EAG needs you to nominate a colleague for an award today! Message from the EAG President

The European Association of Geochemistry recognizes excellent contributions to the discipline of geochemistry, excellent contributions of all kinds. EAG needs you to nominate a colleague for an award!

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Talking to the media – Tips from Tom Parkhill, Goldschmidt Press Officer

Journalists are human. Like everyone else, they appreciate it when you make their life easy. If you give them a good story, they will be delighted, and they are generally kind to scientists....

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Derek Vance starts as EAG President!

It is a great honour to become the President of the European Association of Geochemistry (EAG). I have just taken over from Sigurdur Gislason – “Siggi”

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Robotic field geologists will bring more samples from space!

We are living in an exciting period of time: samples from asteroids, the Moon, Mars, and hopefully comets are or will be returned to laboratories on Earth within the next one or two decades

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How isotopes can help us understand Cape Town’s water crisis

Rosy Finlayson, Ayabonga Mtsotso and Nomvo Kasolo

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Writing for change

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known” Carl Sagan (1934-1996), Astronomer and Science Communicator.  We can ask of this quote, but by who?

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Focal point
OnTheRocks

Autodidacticism, hobbies and your professional future

My students often ask me how I learnt to make nice images and graphs for papers, cool diagrams, videos or programs. "What software do you use?" — is the typical question. So here goes some facts about

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