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EnvironMetal Isotopes (EMI) 2013 – A ‘non-traditional’ location for a ‘non-CHONS’ conference

Oct 11, 2013 No Comments by 9304 views

The Hill of Utopia, also known as Monte Verità, was a centre of naked healing light therapy in the early parts of the 20th century. In 1989, Monte Verità was turned into a scientific congress center between the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and the Centro Stefano Franscini (CSF). Monte Verità is located above […]

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Goldschmidt 2013 revisited

Sep 17, 2013 No Comments by 3287 views

The Goldschmidt blogging team have all had time to travel back to their homes, some even moving to a new country! We’ve put together our highlights from the conference, see them below. Feel free to add your own personal highlights in the comment section at the bottom. Enjoy! Though Goldschmidt2013 happened not even 3 weeks […]

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Fun in Florence

Sep 05, 2013 No Comments by 2828 views

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 Goldschmidt conference, and process everything that happened during the week. My main take-home messages include a mental note to self to […]

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Thank you and Goodbye – Goldschmidt 2013

Sep 01, 2013 No Comments by 2388 views

I’m sure all of the 4000+ delegates would agree that this has been a brilliant edition of Goldschmidt. For me, the science was engaging and the conversations were inspiring. It was both of these, together with the opportunity to hang out with old friends and new, that made #Goldschmidt2013 and incredible meeting. I don’t want […]

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Aug 31, 2013 No Comments by 2331 views

The city of Florence is intimately tied to the Renaissance, when innovations in thinking and art drove Europe out of the dark ages intellectually, artistically and culturally. At the heart of this revolution, especially for art, was the Medici family. The patronage of this banking family helped develop art as we know it in modern […]

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A tourist in Florence

Aug 30, 2013 No Comments by 2188 views

After four days of Goldschmidt 2013 my brain had reached geochemistry saturation state, so I figured it was time for some tourism. Earlier this week I had only ventured into the city in the early morning, and I only now realised how peacefully quiet it had been. Florence is a virtual ants nest of tourists […]

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Life on Mars?

Aug 29, 2013 No Comments 2966 views

This Goldschmidt has been kinda crazy for me. It has been great, but almost too much. The multiple parallel sessions, the excellent science presented across the board, the opportunities to discover new things as well as discuss the latest results in the familiar. At some points I have felt delocalised across the isolated lecture rooms, […]

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The early bird catches the worm

Aug 29, 2013 No Comments 2774 views

For many of us being an early bird becomes progressively more difficult as conference fatigue takes its toll. I was glad to see a sizeable crowd managed to be there for the start of our session on the role of biominerals in biogeochemical cycling, which happened to be about birds and worms, and some other […]

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Goldschmidt 2013 – Day 2 – Carbon, Uranium, Litigation and London

Aug 28, 2013 No Comments 2132 views

Day 2 of Goldschmidt 2013 is done and what a great day it was. Hectic, but conferences always are. There is just so much to see and do, so many people to talk to and so many people to meet for the first time that it can be a bit overwhelming. The best thing to […]

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Second day considerations

Aug 28, 2013 No Comments 2391 views

After 2 days of talks I have just about got into conference mode. What does that mean? Well, before now I have found it very difficult to ‘switch on’ and pay attention within the first 15 seconds of each presentation. This also means that I haven’t taken many of the talk concepts away with me […]

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