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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Field trip to Dallol (Ethiopia)

Field trip to Dallol (Ethiopia)

We have returned to Dallol (from 4 to 20 of February 2019) to continue our research on the origin of the Mount Dallol and the hydrothermal system that it is developing there. Our field studies so far indicate that Dallol is a salt volcano, the first to be reported. We have also studied the geology of the area and discovered at least a new volcano, a stratovolcano. We have collected numerous salt rocks with different…

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New publication on ”Mineral self-organization on a lifeless planet”

New publication on ”Mineral self-organization on a lifeless planet”

We are pleased to announce that our new review article entitled ”Mineral self-organization on a lifeless planet” is now available on line: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plrev.2020.01.001 García-Ruiz, J. M., van Zuilen, M., & Bach, W. (2020). Mineral self-organization on a lifeless planet. Physics of Life Reviews. It has been experimentally demonstrated that, under alkaline conditions, silica is able to induce the formation of mineral self-assembled inorganic-inorganic composite materials similar in morphology, texture and nanostructure to the hybrid biomineral structures…

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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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