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Aarhus University

Geoscience Newsletter

No. 3/2016 - 11 March 2016

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Some information in the Danish version of this newsletter refers to pages on AU or Geoscience staff website which are unfortunately not yet available in English

Other GEO-news here:
Centre of Earth System Petrology: volcano.au.dk | HGG:  hgg.au.dk

H A P P Y  E A S T E R !

Upcoming Events

See also the calendar on the Geoscience staff webpages

15 March. 12.15 - 14.00
Using X-Ray Diffraction in Geoscience - seminar 4

17 March, 9-17
Geoscience/GEUS symposium and reception

29 March, 12.15 - 14.00
Using X-Ray Diffraction in Geoscience - seminar 5


Leadership Award to Esben Auken
Esben Auken has been honored with the 2016 Frischknecht Leadership Award. See announcement here.
Congratulations from all Geoscience!

Empower Talent Mentor Scheme! 
It is again possible to register for the AU mentor scheme Empower Talent!, which matches staff at assistant professor level (assistant professor/researcher/postdoc) with more experienced colleagues at associate professor level or above for a period of one year. Among other things the purpose of the scheme is to get more dialogue about career opportunities, which may contribute to retain and attract talented employees.
The next deadline for registration is April 20, 2016. Registration at www.au.dk/en/empowertalent
All previous participants clearly recommend the mentor scheme to colleagues, emphasizing the many advantages it gave them, such as clarification to a possible academic career, reflection over career dreams and goals, decisions in relation to prioritizing tasks and plans etc.


Katrine Juul Andresen started on February 1, 2016 the position as tenure track assistant professor at the Department.
Katrine Juul Andresen has a BSc and MSc in Geology from Aarhus University, where she In 2011 also earned her PhD degree in Geoscience, based on her studies of varying subsurface fluid migration structures observed in 3D seismic data from the North Sea and the Lower Congo Basin. After her PhD, Katrine worked on a number of minor postdoc projects, followed by a period as consultant for Maersk Oil, before starting her postdoc project ‘Seismic characterization of source rocks in the Southern Danish Central Graben’. Katrine’s research focuses on understanding the interplay between subsurface fluid migration in sedimentary basins and release of fluids to the surface (past and present day), primarily by using the reflection seismic method. In addition to working with seismic interpretation Katrine has experience in marine seismic data acquisition and she will be part of the group developing the newly purchased 3D seismic system for the research vessel Aurora.


Hannah Bobrowski - new PhD student from 1 March 2016:
I did the first year of my undergraduate studies in Kiel (Germany) and then went to Bochum (Germany), where I have written both my Bachelor- and Master thesis.  In my Bachelor thesis I worked on partition coefficients of barium between mica and feldspar at high pressures in order to develop a new geothermometer. During my Master-studies I went on in experimental petrology and in my thesis worked on the influence of dissolution and growth on the diffusion of major and trace elements in olivine at different temperatures and oxygen fugacities.
I just started my PhD in Aarhus on the 1st of March, where I will work with Prof. Dr Charles E. Lesher and Prof. Dr. Christian Tegner in the Earth System Petrology Group. In my project, I will investigate the influences of mantle convection, partial melting and melting of the lithosphere on the generation and evolution of flood basalts in the North Atlantic and the High Arctic Large Igneous Provinces.

Warning signs

Gas cylinders in the cars

If you carry pressure cylinders in one of the cars, you must bring a warning sign (illustration) and place it visible from the outside.

You find the signs in the mail rack in room 1672-129.

Photos - still wanted!

The result from our previous request for photos was poor: One photo! Therefore - photos are still wanted. And when you send them to the secretariat, please add just a few words describing where the photos are taken or what they show.


New WI-FI for AU guests
AU guests can now access a new wireless network called AU-Guest.
For log-in the guest must use either Microsoft, LinkedIn, Google or Facebook.
More detailed information here: http://newsroom.au.dk/en/news/show/artikel/translate-to-english-nyt-wi-fi-til-gaester-paa-au/
Eduroam and AUWLAN still exist.
We have noticed that, unfortunately, the page referred to (www.wifi.au.dk) has not yet been updated with the new information.

IT Support Opening hours during Easter
During Easter week, ST IT Support will be available Monday - Wednesday 9-13.

Fire alarm service

On Wednesday 23 March the company Lindpro will perform services on our internal fire alarm. It will cause some noise from the sirens, however, since it is Easter week, there are probably not so many in the buildings it may annoy

AU Presentation

New PowerPoint Presentation on AU

A new PowerPoint with general facts and figures about AU and the faculties is now available at the employee website
The presentation contains e.g. up-to-date key figures, an organigram and a geographical overview, as well as information about the university’s core activities and AU’s campuses
More information on http://medarbejdere.au.dk/en/#news-7496.


Two Geoscience employees have been appointed mambers of the following ST committees:

ST Partners

HR partner - new office hours
Steen Nielsen, our ST HR partner, wants to change his office hours at Geoscience. From now he will be available in the partners office on Friday 9 - 11.

Partners office 1672-232

ST and AU partners/Office hours:
- Monday 8-16: AU Library, Morten Hjorth Gad, mhg@au.dk
- Tuesday 9-11: ST studies, Tina Veirup, tina.veirup@science.au.dk 
- Wednesday 9-11.30: ST finance, Thomas Lund Hansen, thomaslhansen@au.dk
- Wednesday 9-13: ST finance, Rana Elahmad, rana@au.dk
- Thursday 9-12: ST IT, Dan Guldberg, dangu@au.dk / 93508294
- Friday 9-11: ST HR, Steen Nielsen, steen@au.dk

Bo Holm Jacobsen office hours for students
- Tuesday 10-12
- Thursday 16.15-18
Above information is available also on geo.medarbejdere.au.dk, entry page.

Newsletters on the web.
This and all previous newsletters are available also on the Geoscience staff webpages http://geo.medarbejdere.au.dk/en/ - There is a direct link from the entry page.

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