Doing research in the Antipodes !

Montgarri Castillo i Oliver, a PhD student of the Barcelona SGA Student Chapter, has gone to Sydney for a short research stay. She will join the GEMOC Research group, in Macquarie University (Sydney) and her work will be supervised by Dr. Bill Griffin, Dr. Sue O’Reilly and Dr. Norman Pearson. During the following 3 months, she will carry out U-Pb dating, Sr and Nd isotopes, as well as trace element analyses on perovskite, zircon and titanite grains from several Angolan kimberlites. Additionally, she will analyse trace elements on sulphides from Bolivia and Pb isotopes on pyrochlores from Angola.

Marc Campeny is also doing part of his PhD research in the Antipodes, in Hobart. For two months he will work with Dr. Vadim Kamenetsky in the School of Earth Sciences of the University of Tasmania. He will mainly focus on the study of melt inclusions on apatite and calcite from Angolan carbonatite rocks.

We wish all the best to our colleagues!