Archive for "Isobloke"

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Isobloke
Christopher Pearce

Lava, Ice and Carbon: A truly Icelandic conference

Global media attention was drawn to Iceland last week when days of increased seismic activity around Bárðarbunga culminated in the spectacular fissure eruption in the Holuhraun lava field

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Isobloke
Christopher Pearce

Post submission protocol

I write this as a free man. For the last couple of months I have been bound by the single-mindedness and obsession that drives all academics in the lead up to a submission deadline

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Isobloke
Christopher Pearce

The (Geo)chemistry Christmas Chart

During my childhood a massive part of the pre-Christmas hype was about who would make it to the coveted number 1 spot in the UK charts. I remember waiting in anticipation to see whether Cliff Richard

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Isobloke
Christopher Pearce

Bonfire Night: When everyone appreciates chemistry

Remember remember the fifth of November; gunpowder, treason and plot… At this time of year children and adults throughout the UK dress up warm and brave the winds and rain in order to watch a human

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Goldschmidt 2013
Christopher Pearce

Fun in Florence

My bag’s unpacked, the backlog of emails has been read and sleep deprivation is just about back to normal. I can therefore now look back on what was yet another thoroughly enjoyable and exhausting

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Isobloke
Christopher Pearce

The law of straightness

In my previous post, ‘A geochemistry ditty’, I penned what is possibly the geekiest poem you will ever come across. I was therefore pleasantly surprised when several people got in touch to say ...

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Isobloke
Christopher Pearce

A Geochemistry Ditty

As I sit here watching my columns drip, I thought I’d put together a little writ. It’s about something that’s not always so plain to see

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Isobloke
Christopher Pearce

MINSC pies, mulled wine and a very merry New Year

It was the season for carol singing, tree decorating and merry making. This year, however, the highlight of Christmas for me was the fact that I was able to stay in one place

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Isobloke
Christopher Pearce

Moving on

For the fourth time in my career I am starting life at a new institution. Like most academics I’ve had several jobs since completing my PhD and each post has involved a change in surroundings

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Isobloke
Christopher Pearce

Geochemists Gather at Goldschmidt

Taking its name from one of the great pioneers of geochemistry, Victor Moritz Goldschmidt (1888-1947), the Goldschmidt conference has become a key annual event for geochemists

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Isobloke
Christopher Pearce

Geochemistry RiP

I recently attended a ‘Research in Progress’, or ‘RiP’, meeting organised by the UK’s Geochemistry Group. In contrast to the sombre undertones that such a heading carries

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Isobloke
Christopher Pearce

Just how easy is it to successfully sell science?

I, like many other aspiring academics, am currently locked in the rounds of writing fellowship proposals that if funded will see me break free of the shackles of being somebody’s postdoc

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