[ RadSafe ] Biogeochemistry
JPreisig at aol.com
JPreisig at aol.com
Fri Feb 17 15:01:32 CST 2012
From: _jpreisig at aol.com_ (mailto:jpreisig at aol.com) .
I guess geochemistry is relevant to this list with respect
to transport of radionuclides
in the environment.
As far as biogeochemistry goes, the following
geological/geophysical organizations might
have journals in biogeochemistry and sessions at their annual meetings
American Geophysical Union (a professional society)
Geological Society of America
American Chemical Society????
A $20.00 membership fee in the AGU (American Geophysical Union)
allows you to
receive Physics Today (no additional charge), the newsletter EOS
(Transactions of the
American Geophysical Union) (no additional charge)...EOS sometimes has want
for jobs in geochemistry, hydrogeology, biogeochemistry???, geophysics,
space physics etc.
For most research grant applications in the USA, the applicant
usually needs a PhD.
ACS or other research sponsors may have programs for student or non-PhD
research money???? I don't really know. Corporations and Grant
Foundations (Private) do sometimes
Binghamton University (State University of New York) Geological
Sciences Department has
ongoing research in geochemistry (2-3 professors) and hydrogeology (1
professor). They offer MA and PhD
degrees and have assistantship support. They are in the habit now of
offering a PhD in which
one combines a number of your research publications together, writes the
rest of the PhD around
these papers, and then one defends the PhD. Of course, there is a PhD
process. Syracuse University and many other geology departments in the
interests in radionuclide work (U dating, C dating, hydrogeology etc.).
(Yale, UPenn, Arizona, Purdue, Rochester??? etc.) do Accelerator Mass
Tandem Accelerator Mass Spectrometry in their physics departments (C
dating???, Be dating etc.)
This is just information for those interested. This months Physics
Today has an obituary for
Norman Ramsey (a physicist) who is in some way responsible for suggesting
the idea for the
hydrogen maser, a time and frequency standard. It makes Very Long
Interferometry (VLBI) possible. VLBI is an astronomical high tech
technique (a bit similar to
GPS) which measures distances very well (say from New York City to Los
Angeles with a
few centimeter precision) and is also capable of making radio frequency
maps of Quasars in space.
Ramsey was quite a physicist.
Have a good weekend!!!! Regards, Joseph R. (Joe) Preisig, PhD
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