Christmas / New Year Conferences

It's not long to Christmas and the A-team are presenting at several important conferences over the Christmas -  New Year period. A list of the presenters, conferences and topics are given below. Where the abstract is published, please find a hyperlink to it. Magma reservoir architecture and dynamics – Theo Murphy meeting Monday 27 – …

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Anouk appears in Women in Science piece for the Daily Record

Anouk (Aka the 'human metal detector') was interviewed by the Daily Record for a piece about women in Scottish science. It was illustrated by some of her work from Greenland. She was identified as one of ten top female scientists in Scotland working on Earth and Environmental sciences in Scotland.

Unlocking where Rare Earths sit in mineral crystal structures

Anouk spent a week at the ANKA Light Source at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology in Germany to continue a series of synchrotron-based studies of eudialyte-hosted REE ores. This visit was part of an ongoing collaboration with Platon Gamaletsos at the Center for Electron Nanoscopy, DTU Denmark to study the micro/nano-scale distribution of REE and …

Inaugural Lecture 25th October 2017

Adrian gave his inaugural lecture to the University on the 25th October 2017 in School III, adjacent to St Leonard's Quadrangle. The audience included the Principal's Office of the University and the Principal herself. The note of thanks was given by Professor Douglas Philp, Dean of the Faculty of Science. https://earthsci.st-andrews.ac.uk/2017/10/17/inaugural-lecture-by-professor-adrian-finch-25th-oct-2017/ https://memos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/2017/10/11/inaugural-lecture-by-professor-adrian-finch-25th-oct-2017/    

St Andrews team invited as keynote speakers to Brazilian conference on Rare Earths

Three speakers from my research group (Adrian Finch, Anouk Borst and Nicky Horsburgh) have been invited as keynote speakers to the "SOS RARE: Brazilian symposium on rare-earth elements" http://www.ifsc.usp.br/~emulabram/symposium.html to be held in early November in Sao Paolo, Brazil. The symposium will also involve field excursions to the carbonatite at Araxa (the world's largest Nb …

St Andrews chair the Nordic Geological Winter Meeting 2018 Session 1.6 ‘Alkaline magmatism, Carbonatites and Mineral resources’

We would like to draw your attention to a special session on Alkaline magmatism, carbonatites and associated mineral resources at the Nordic Geological Winter Meeting in Denmark, January 10-12, 2018. The website is now open for abstract submission. Abstract deadline: October 15th 2017 Session 1.6. Alkaline magmatism, carbonatites and associated mineral resources Alkaline igneous rocks and carbonatites are the world’s dominant resources for critical …

A-team at Goldschmidt 2017

Three of the research group (Anouk Borst, Nicky Horsburgh and Adrian Finch) attended the Goldschmidt 2017 conference in Paris. Goldschmidt is the world's largest geochemistry conference. We gave three presentations on topics as disparate as x-ray absorption clays, luminescence in minerals and rift evolution in the Gardar. The Spatio-Temporal Evolution of Gardar Rift Magmatism: Hf …