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Two EAG Ambassadors at AGU Fall Meeting 2014

A few months ago, the European Association of Geochemistry (EAG) initiated the Early Career Science Ambassador Program, supporting Early Career Scientists based in Europe to attend conferences outside

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Svalbard – The northernmost everything

Here in Svalbard one can find the northernmost everything: climbing wall, post office, piano… and most importantly university – the reason I came up here. Longyearbyen, the ‘capital’ of Svalbard and 7

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Networking and crystallisation sometimes come together

One of the first things I did when I started my job in the CO2-react network was to make crystallisation experiments in order to synthesize rare-earth (REE) bearing carbonates

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Midterm review in Seefeld, Austria

The third meeting of the CO2 React Network took place from the 04th to the 09th of December, 2014, in a little skiing village in Austria – Seefeld. Most of the PhD students had only started a year ago

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Wonders of the East

It was a surprise and honour to be asked to deliver the EAG Distinguished Lecture Tour 2014, and to be given the opportunity to connect with Geochemists working in Eastern Europe

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The origin of life: a long and winding road
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Dirty snowballs and our origins

Have you ever imagined how a person with long hair would look floating in the outer space? Ancient Greeks did. When they perceived comets in the sky they imagined them as a face with long hair

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The geochemistry of glass

Thanks to EAG Sponsorship, I attended last October the Plenary Days of USTV and GDR Verres (two associations for Research and Technology of Glass) in Baccarat (in the East of France)

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Philae landed on comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko: follow the news!

On November 12, 2014 and after 10 years of travel, the European Space Agency (ESA) carried out the first unmanned descent and landing on the surface of a comet’s nucleus. Here you can find some links

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Ironing out a few problems at Beamline I08

From the 15th to the 19th of October synchrotron veteran Liane G. Benning (University of Leeds), the “iron man” legend Rob Raiswell (University of Leeds) and myself (a PhD student in glaciology at the

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From ice to volcanic ash: adventures of the next generation of scientists

In September 2014, 3 students benefited from the EAG Student Sponsorship Program and recount their experiences below. Joshua Blacker and Stefanie Lutz attended the International Glaciological Society

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From the winners of the EAG Photo Contest 2014

César Menor-Salván and Olivier Pourret are the winners of the EAG Photo Contest 2014 and we have asked them tell us more about their photos and their passion... “Destructive Beauty”

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3 students perspectives on GES-10

The Geochemistry of the Earth’s Surface (GES-10) conference took place on 18-22 August in Paris and the EAG proudly supported student attendance by providing grants of 200 Euros per student

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