Geochemistry Group Research in Progress (GGRiP) 2021 virtual meeting

The Geochemistry Group’s Research in Progress meeting (GGRiP) entered new territory in 2021. In addition to being the first time that the event was held fully online, it was also the first time that we were able to welcome contributions and attendance from overseas delegates, with free participation for institutions in low and middle incomeContinue reading “Geochemistry Group Research in Progress (GGRiP) 2021 virtual meeting”

Clean lab break: Exploration geology in Canada

Many of us have wondered at some point how we might use our geochemistry degree outside of the familiar environment of academia. Here, Ayesha Landon-Browne, a PhD student at the University of Cambridge, gives us a peek into what it’s like to work as an exploration geologist in Canada. Hi Ayesha, can you quickly introduceContinue reading “Clean lab break: Exploration geology in Canada”

EMU award lecture – 29th January 2021

The recipient of the 2019 Research Excellence Award of the European Mineralogical Union is Dr. Nadège Hilairet from CNRS and Université de Lille, France. She received the award for her outstanding contributions to understanding rock deformation and rheology as well as for her international collaborative research. On Friday, 29th January 2021, at 11.00 am CETContinue reading “EMU award lecture – 29th January 2021”

Blank faces, or blank screens? Teaching in Higher Education under conditions of the “new norm”.

By Wesley Fraser The covid-19 pandemic has substantially changed the face of teaching in HE. Rather than walking around waving our arms in front of lecture halls full of students we are sat in front of computer screens, wearing headphones and speaking to a microphone. When teaching face-to-face I often experience blank faces staring backContinue reading “Blank faces, or blank screens? Teaching in Higher Education under conditions of the “new norm”.”

The European Lunar Symposium comes to Manchester!

by Trish Clay The 2019 European Lunar Symposium was held in Manchester from the 21st-23rd of May. This year, ELS has special significance, as 2019 marks the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing in 1969 (https://www.nasa.gov/specials/apollo50th/). Participants from all over Europe gathered together at Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum (https://www.scienceandindustrymuseum.org.uk) forContinue reading “The European Lunar Symposium comes to Manchester!”

Influence of Indian Summer Monsoon on Deglaciation c.130,000 years ago.

By Katrina Nilsson-Kerr Understanding of how the monsoon systems of Asia, the East Asian Monsoon and Indian Monsoon, responded to past changes in climate has undergone debate within the palaeoclimate community due to gaps in data at both the temporal and spatial scale (https://www.nature.com/articles/nature18591). Assumptions have been made to infer both of these monsoonal systemsContinue reading “Influence of Indian Summer Monsoon on Deglaciation c.130,000 years ago.”

The Present is the Key to the Past

Trace element and isotope proxies in paleoceanography: A synthesis workshop 3 – 5 December 2018, Aix-Marseille, France Report by Susan Little At a workshop in December, scientists from 11 countries and 4 continents converged on Chateauneuf de Rouge, Southern France. With expertise spanning modern and paleoceanography, we gathered to talk biology, ocean circulation, particle fluxes,Continue reading “The Present is the Key to the Past”

Meet the committee

The current Geochemistry Group committee are: Officers Chair: Dr Christopher Pearce. Senior Research Scientist, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. Secretary: Dr Marc-Alban Millet. Lecturer in isotope geochemistry, Cardiff University, Cardiff. Treasurer: Dr Sam Hammond. Geochemistry project officer, The Open University, Milton Keynes. Communications: Dr Wesley Fraser. Reader in physical geography, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford. Ordinary membersContinue reading “Meet the committee”