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…Read More
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…Read More
The 8th episode of our webcomic SOMETHING IN THE WATER is online. Till Lukat’s comic is based on PROMETHEUS. Access the full episode here!Read More
Many thanks to the
European Research Council administration and management staff. You were always there for us! This video is but a token of our heartfelt appreciation. ¡Gracias!
In this TEDx talk you’ll learn about crystallography’s importance in science and in our daily lives and the difference between diamonds and coalRead More
Don’t miss Till Lukat’s “Something in the water”, the webcomic based on our own PROMETHEUS project is already on its 7th chapter. Join “Prof. De Arce” and his team on their crystallographic and biomorph seeking adventures on: bit.ly/SomthngWatr “Something in the water”, el webcomic de Till Lukat basado en nuestro proyecto PROMETHEUS ya va por su séptimo capítulo. Únete al “Prof. De Arce” y su equipo en sus aventuras cristalográficas en busca de biomorfos: bit.ly/SomthngWatrRead More
It is almost impossible to find a place on the Earth’s surface where chemistry has not been influenced by biology. But there was a time when the planet was barren and the phenomena of mineral formation were different from today… Juan Manuel García Ruiz tells us about the mineral self-organization of the primitive earth.Read More