Federico Williams on Perito Moreno Glacier,
News from Iannis Yentekakis - son Vardis doing
May is awarded the Lowry Prize for best Physical Sector graduate talk, Michaelmas 2006
Bronagh Poulston, born 7th August 2006
RML awarded Honorary Doctorate by the
Technical University of Crete
May wins RSC prize!
RML awarded Yarwood Prize and Medal
RML awarded prestigious prize
Owain bags Lowry Prize
Charlie Sykes appointed to Junior Professorship
Mette is a social anthropologist. Shortly, she will be heading off to the Gobi region of Mongolia to study the Mongolian Gold Rush. (The MGR began in 1995 and is now at its peak. It is illegal and the government is trying to stamp it out.) During her time in Mongolia, Mette will live with nomadic herdsmen (when the temperature in the tent can get to - 30 C). She has kindly agreed to go off into the Gobi Desert, first by truck, then by camel, in order to get sand samples for us. It turns out that blizzards are likely while she's out there. So she may have to shovel snow before hitting sand... Later, we hope to post a photograph of her camel.
What about stuff from the Sahara Desert? That's much easier--and we're working on it.
Lorcan Feidhlimidh (6Lb 6oz), son of Stephen Poulston and his wife Roisin, was born in November 2004.
Roisin and Stephen Poulston (Poulss@Matthey.com) are expecting their first child in November 2004.
Caio de Castilho's daughter Ana Carolina and René Schwab are to be married on 9 October 2004 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
Associate group member Alejandra Palermo is also Special Projects Manager at the Royal Society of Chemistry. Descriptions of her most recent projects are to be found at
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