We had beautiful sunny time during the mid-October geochemical field mapping course in the area of Černovice u Tábora and Kamenice nad Lipou in southern Bohemia.
As a part of a special issue of the university journal Forum dedicated to 670th anniversary of Charles University foundation, Jakub Trubač, EGG-member and head of Stable and Radiogenic Isotope Laboratory, was interviewed as a representative of Faculty of Science. He starts with the citation of one of his teachers, Dr. Fratišek V. Holub, who said: “Rocks are the only solid basis of our world”:-) Enjoy the interview on pages 52-53 of the electronic document (link).
On Friday February 3, 2018, Alice Jarošíková defended her PhD entitled “Experimental in situ transformation of smelting wastes in soils”. On the photo, where she is second from the left, you find her together with two reviewers Prof. Edgar Hiller (Comenius University, Bratislava) and Prof. Barbora Doušová (Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague) and her supervisor, Prof. Vojtěch Ettler. Congratulations, Alice!
Special issue of European Journal of Mineralogy dedicated to Dr. Zdeněk Johan (1935-2016), our former close collaborator and friend and a world-famous mineralogist, has just been published. This special issue was co-edited by Vojtěch Ettler and contains 20 excellent papers. (www)
Dr. Nikolai Pedentchouk from University of East Anglia (UK) gave a short course on Stable Isotopes in Earth Sciences on Tuesday, April 18 and 20, 2017. Lectures were supplemented with practical sessions in our isotope lab. Program included fundamentals of light isotopes and systematics of C, O and H isotopes.
Alice Jarošíková, PhD candidate in our research group, won Best Poster Prize at SEGH 2016 meeting in Brussels. She briefly describes her research at the web site of Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health (www.segh.net).
Opening of new isotope lab equipped with a Thermo-Scientific Neptune plus MC-ICP-MS and two mass spectrometer for the analysis of stable isotopes (IRMS MAT 253 a Delta V Advantage) took place in February 10, 2016 after several months of preparations. The equipment purchase was funded by EU projects (Operational Programme Prague – Competitiveness, Project No. CZ.2.16/3.1.00/21516 and OP VaVPi project CZ.1.05/4.1.00/16.0347).