Tag Archives: geochemistry

How I came to realise that things take time – a PhD journey

 I started my PhD in September, and as I finished at work last week for Christmas I found myself contemplating at my desk what I had achieved in that time. And of course, where the time had gone! It feels like … Continue reading

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Cast adrift. What does a geologist do between a degree and a PhD?

I’ve finally finished my degree! Currently waiting on tenterhooks until the 13th when I find out my results and whether I’ve got the grades I need. All going well, however, I’ll be starting my (fully funded, woohoo!) PhD on the geochronology … Continue reading

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Mega. Macro. Micro. Nano

It’s very easy in geosciences to get caught up with the details of whatever you’re investigating and forget the big picture. How does this strontium isotope ratio relate to the movement of the continents? After all, the history of the planet … Continue reading

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Geochemistry using the 1000 most common English words. Not all that easy!

I finally accepted the challenge, and I have to say, it was harder than I thought it would be! They wouldn’t even let me ‘measure’! Well, here you go: I study when rocks were formed, by looking at the bits … Continue reading

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Introductions are the normal thing, right?

I’ve finally taken the plunge and started a ‘proper’ blog. I’ve had twitter and tumblr for a while, but they don’t really suit my needs for a platform to show my love of geology, and allow for the occasional vent … Continue reading

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