Frankenstein and the origin of life

Frankenstein and the origin of life

This Friday, November 22, our Principal Investigator Juan Manuel García Ruiz, Research Professor at CSIC in the Laboratory of Crystallographic Studies will give the lecture: “Frankenstein and the origin of life” within the 5th “History of Physics: building the future” Course.

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Our Principal Investigator helps reveal the origins of Giant Geode

Our Principal Investigator helps reveal the origins of Giant Geode

The origins of Pulpi’s Giant Geode have been revealed in a recently published paper in the journal Geology. Our Principal Investigator, Juan Manuel García-Ruiz and colleagues have revealed the geological history of the large gypsum crystals within the now world-famous geode of Pulpí, in southeast Spain.

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The PROMETHEUS webcomic is to be presented in Paris

The PROMETHEUS webcomic  is to be presented in Paris

Once, life conquered Earth and now, four billion years later, SOMETHING IN THE WATER, the PROMETHEUS based webcomic is to be presented in Paris. Come see us if you can! Each ERC comic is the result of close cooperation between the researchers, the ERCcOMICS team and a comic-book artist.  On SOMETHING IN THE WATER, Till Lukat’s drawings and imagination accompany a Professor and his team on a research trip to find the remains of a…

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Three large ERC projects are holding their annual meeting

Three large ERC projects are holding their annual meeting

Three large 5-year ERC projects: ERC Traces, ERC Earthbloom, and ERC Prometheus are holding their annual meeting in Brest, France. All three projects look at silicification and silica macro/micro-structures in one way or another, These annual workshops are extremely useful to discuss our science openly. We share technologies, methodologies, and results in an attempt to trigger further collaboration. This year Mark Van Zuilen from the CNRS / Institut de Physique de Globe de Paris, Stefan…

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2019 is the International Year of the Periodic Table

2019 is the International Year of the Periodic Table

2019, 150 years since the Russian chemist Dmitry Mendeleev became famous for discovering the pattern behind what we now know as the periodic table of elements, has been declared #IYPT2019, the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. For this reason, Descubre, the Andalusian Foundation for the Dissemination of Innovation and Knowledge, asked us to reveal our favorite element. Juan Manuel García-Ruiz, Principal Investigator of PROMETHEUS, reveals his own from the Laboratory of…

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