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Aarhus University

Geoscience Newsletter

No. 4/2017 - 6 April 2017

Read in Danish

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

Happy Easter !

Upcoming Events

See also the calendar on the Geoscience staff webpages

  • 6 April, 11.15
    Geoscience Seminar - Christof Pearce, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • 10 April, 11.15
    Final examination for Master’s degree - Joseph Khayyat
  • 28 April, 10.00
    PhD defence - Jane Lund Andersen
  • 24 May 
    Geoscience Day 2017


New research funding database available to all researchers at AU

Research Professional is an external research funding database covering an extensive number of national and international funding opportunities within all disciplines. The database is a good supplement to AU’s own research funding database ResearchFunding.net.
All employees at AU have access to the database. With a user profile, it is possible to download, save or share your search results with others at AU.

Women in Research

The Geoscience action plan for Women in Research has been updated. The new version dated 15/03/2017 (Danish) is available on our website under Strategy.


David Vasconcelos - guest PhD student from 6 March 2017
Host: Ole Rønø Clausen

I am David Vasconcelos, I am from Brazil, where I did my graduation in Geology at the Federal University of Ceará (2011). At the present time I do PhD in Geodynamics and Geophysical at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, also in Brazil. I came to Aarhus through of an exchange program with the group of Professor Ole.

During my internship at the Aarhus University I am going to have as objective to interpret seismic sections in both portions, onshore and offshore, in two basins located in Brazilian Continental Margin. This research are going to help me in the development of my PhD thesis, where I pretend to explain the influence of ductile structures of the crystalline basement during both the riftes and post-rifte phases in basins in the Atlantic Continental Margin.

New high-sevel Danish course

Lærdansk would like to establish a new course in Danish language for academically trained internationals, who have worked for many years in Danish in Denmark, but who are not quite satisfied with their own proficiency in Danish.
The course will first and foremost focus on pronunciation and conversation, based on the needs of the course participants, also on other aspects of the language.
Tuition will be paid by the course participants, with a fixed price per lesson, which will be split among the participants enrolled in the course.

Before Lærdansk commits to the content and quantity of lessons, they would like to know who and how many people would be interested in this type of course.
This course will be open both to AU employees and employees at other companies in the Aarhus area.


Offices in 1671, 1.

Our head of department Søren Bom Nielsen has asked the secretariat to take over the responsibility for organising offices for PhD students, post docs, and guests in 1671-1.
In this way we should be better prepared for receiving new colleagues and make sure there is an office with a minimum of things ready on their arrival.

Present and future supervisor/host you are always welcome to contact Lene Kjeldsteen if you have any questions or suggestions


Eye Wash

Newly purchased eyewash bottles are both highly effective and easy to operate with one hand, which makes them suitable to carry with you on field trips (particularly relevant in places with is a risk of getting particles in the eye when sawing and hammering).
Contact: Charlotte Rasmussen.


Geoscience has two Danish speaking defillibrators, placed in buildings

  • 1120 – just inside the main entrance
  • 1670-1675 – just inside the main entrance on the wall to the left

When registered with the Danish foundation TrygFonden, their locations appear from photos and text on the website: https://hjertestarter.dk/, and they can be used by everyone including people from outside Geoscience.
The defibrillator in 1670 is already visible - the one in 1120 will follow very soon.

Travelling by Train

DSB app.

AU’s website about travelling by train has been updated with information about the new options for buying tickets and multi-ride tickets using your mobile, and how to get a Rejsekort Erhverv travel card.
See: http://austgeo.createsend1.com/t/j-l-utjthry-l-b/


Upcoming meetings

18 April, 8-11
The AU senior management team will visit Geoscience.
After the management team meeting from 8 to 9.30, Geoscience, represented by Søren Bom Nielsen, Esben Auken, Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz, Nicolaj Krog Larsen and David Lundbek Egholm, will participate in the meeting and present the department and some of our activities to the management.

Partners office 1672-232

ST and AU partners/Office hours:
- Monday 8-16: AU Library, Morten Hjorth Gad, mhg@au.dk
- Monday  9-12: Dan Guldborg, ST IT, aarhus.st.it@au.dk
- Tuesday 10-12: ST studies, Tina Veirup, tina.veirup@science.au.dk 
- Wednesday 9-15: ST finance, Thomas Lund Hansen, thomaslhansen@au.dk
- Wednesday 9-11.30: ST finance, Rana Elahmad, rana@au.dk
- Thursday 08.30-12: ST HR, Charlotte Illum, charlotte@au.dk

- Friday 8-15: ST finance, Thomas Lund Hansen, thomaslhansen@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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