For the first time, a Goldschmidt conference receives more than 4000 abstracts, making it the biggest conference in geochemistry, so we'd like to thank everyone who submitted an abstract. Make sure you register before the early registration deadline of 25 June to benefit from lower rates. Also check the pre- and post-conference workshops, various social events and numerous tours of Florence and the region.
We invite you to watch a short video giving you a taste of Goldschmidt2013: an interdisciplinary science program made of 24 themes and 200 sessions, pre- and post-conference activities (7 field trips and 14 workshops), several social events (wine and cheese tasting, concerts, banquet), all set in the historical town of Florence. In addition to the conference, we hope you will enjoy the marvellous food (including the best ice-cream on the planet), the exceptional artistic heritage and the splendour of the surrounding countryside.
The EAG is excited to present you its latest issue of Geochemical Perspectives, "The Marine Carbon System and Ocean Acidification during Phanerozoic Time", written by Fred Mackenzie and Andreas Andersson. This superbly illustrated issue deals with the global CO2-carbonic acid-carbonate system over Phanerozoic time, including natural Icehouse-Hothouse variations and the consequences of anthropogenic ocean acidification.
The study of serpentinites—rocks consisting mostly of the serpentine-group minerals chrysotile, lizardite, and antigorite—leads to just about every area of the Earth Sciences. Serpentinites are formed by the hydration of olivine-rich ultramafic rocks and they contain up to ~13 wt% H2O. They play essential roles in numerous geological settings and may have provided environments suitable for the abiotic generation of amino acids on the early Earth and other planets, potentially leading to the development of life.
Reminder: EAG members have online access to all back issues of Elements (user id = email address and password = membership number).
The EAG is proud to announce Pr. Thomas Röckmann (Utrecht University) as the Distinguished Lecturer 2013. Thomas is a leading specialist in the development and application of isotope techniques to atmospheric research and his group specializes in isotope ratio measurements on numerous trace species.
Institutions located in Eastern and Central Europe are encouraged to review the lecture abstracts and, if interested, send a request to the EAG Office before 25 May to invite Thomas Röckmann to come and present a lecture (the lecture tour will take place in the fall of 2013).
[By Elizabeth Swanner] The idea was simple: combine a bicycle-touring vacation with alternative transportation to a conference. The European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly took place in Vienna, Austria this year from April 7-12. The beautiful blue Danube River starts in the Black Forest, which is near our current home... Read more
[By Liane G. Benning] Why do I write this blog? It is to show that the path to where you want to go is not always easy. I was trained as a metamorphic petrologist at the University of Kiel in Germany and as a petrologist/mineralogist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland. In my undergraduate thesis I studied 'proper ROCKS!'... Read more
[By Andy Bray] Having just got back from a field class, I’m at a loss of what do. The rush of returning to the office on Friday afternoon to crack out a Goldschmidt abstract, combined with the fatigue acquired from a week teaching outdoors has led to a slow start to this Saturday. While I’m waiting for the post field trip clothes wash... Read more
[by Samuel Royle] The other week, the School of Environmental Sciences (ENV) at the University of East Anglia was filming promotional videos to entice new undergraduates to join the department next year; this was mostly interviews with current students and filming lectures but they needed something a bit more exciting… Read more
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- Misasa International Student Internship Program in Geochemistry/Cosmochemistry
- 6 ys Research Associate in the Isotope Geochemistry of Weathering
- MC-ICPMS Lab Manager
- Petroleum Geochemist
More at www.eag.eu.com/jobs.
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