PROMETHEUS TECHNICAL MEETING ”MINUTES”

The 2015 annual meeting was held on July 15 in IACT (Granada, Spain), with attendees: Juan Manuel Garcia Ruiz, Juan Morales, Cristóbal Verdugo, Alfonso García Caballero, Manolis Giampouras, Julian Opel, Francisca Espinosa, and Luis González. During that meeting, the Ph.D student Manolis Giampouras gave a presentation on the working plan of his thesis on “Mg and Ca carbonate and hydroxide precipitation in serpentinite-hosted alkaline environments”. Also, Luis González presented the main results of a study…

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First annual meeting of Prometheus

The first annual meeting of the Prometheus project was held on 16-17 September 16-17, 2014, in IACT (Granada, Spain). Prof. Juan Manuel Garcia Ruiz introduced the general aspects related to the ”Pattern formation and mineral self-organization in highly alkaline natural environments”. Other important scientists gave talks on related subjects including: The geochemistry of potential environments for the origin of life on the early Earth;  Organic compounds in serpentinization scenarios; Precipitation of calcium carbonate; Silica gardens;…

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A big ”Thank you” to all the ERC officials from the members of the Prometheus project

A big ”Thank you” to all the ERC officials from the members of the Prometheus project

ERC  (European Research Council) projects have earned an excellent reputation within and outside Europe. They are difficult projects to obtain, but once you get one, you can understand that they are designed specifically for the leading scientists of each project and the people who are going to carry them out. It is evident that the ERC officials are there to help and facilitate the research under a strict framework of legality. From the evaluation to…

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Field trip to Aqua de Ney (California)

Field trip to Aqua de Ney (California)

This was our second trip to Siskiyou County (California, USA) from 1 to 7 of November in 2017. We returned to Aqua de Ney spring to collect water samples from the wells and to perform in situ measurements. We have collected water from many other springs in the area and measured in situ several hydrochemical environments. Bad weather and a number of logistic problems made impossible to reach Trinity 2, one of the most interesting…

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Conference ”El cristal y la rosa”

Conference ”El cristal y la rosa”

Available now for the audience the video on the conference ” The cristal and the rose” given by Juan Manuel Garcia Ruiz, Professor of CSIC at the University of Granada, and presented by Javier Lopez Facal, Research Professor of CSIC. Please see the attached link below: http://www.edaddeplata.org/edaddeplata/Actividades/actos/visualizador.jsp?tipo=2&orden=0&acto=7065

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Conference ”El cristal y la rosa”- The impact of the idea of crystals in arts and thinking: Lorca vs. Dali.

Conference ”El cristal y la rosa”- The impact of the idea of crystals in arts and thinking: Lorca vs. Dali.

We would like to invite you to the conference ” The cristal and the rose” of Juan Manuel Garcia Ruiz, Professor of CSIC at the University of Granada, presented by Javier Lopez Facal, Research Professor of CSIC. The conference will take place on Monday, March 2, at 19:00, at the student residence of Madrid (see attached document for details). Along with the precious contribution of crystallography to the advancement of science and technology, the idea…

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Presentation of the comic ”Something in the water”

Presentation of the comic ”Something in the water”

Last year the ERCcOMICS program created a series of 15 webcomics based on two ERC projects. One of them was the Prometheus Project, entitled ”Something in the water”. There are versions in English and French in pdf that can be downloaded from the website. For now we have the Spanish version in book form thanks to the editorial of Jotdown magazine. The book can be obtained here. The first presentation was made in Granada as part…

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