Analytical, Environmental and Geo- Chemistry


29/01/2019 - 11:15

AMGC is looking for a research professor (100%) in Planetary processes and global environmental changes documented using geochemistry and state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation


15/01/2019 - 06:15

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Mercury Marine Biogeochemistry

The  Analytical,  Environmental  and  Geochemistry  (AMGC)  at  VUB  offers  a  Post-doctoral  Fellowship position. The position lasts for four years within the framework of  FWO Lead bilateral project  with Slovenian  ARRS  Research  Agency  “BioavailablE  MERcury  Methylation  in  the  ADriatic  sea  (BE MERMAiD)”...


06/12/2018 - 13:30


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26/11/2018 - 13:30

AMGC’ers Steven Goderis and Philippe explain the new NASA mission to understand the formation and evolution of the red planet. 

16/08/2018 - 10:45

Worldwide press coverage of Dr. Christophe Snoeck's article on "The origin of the people buried at Stonehenge" . 

Brussel Paleis der Academien
30/07/2018 - 08:00

AMGC organizes the Cyclostratigraphy Intercomparison Project 2018 Workshop in Brussels

From July 30 till August 01, 2018 the AMGC research group will organize the Cyclostratigraphy Intercomparison Project 2018 Workshop in the ‘Paleis de Academiën” in Brussels.

Plane-polarized light microphotographs and optical cathodoluminescence of impactites from the El’gygytgyn impact structure, Russia. After Pittarello et al. 2015.
28/06/2018 - 16:00

28/06/2018 - 16:00


AMGC Seminar Thursday June 28 2018 – 16.00 h


By Lidia Pittarello “A petrographic approach to understanding impact processes series”

Meteorite impact cratering is generally investigated through observations, experiments, and numerical modeling. These three approaches can succeed only by mutual cooperation. Observers provide physical parameters to constrain experiments and models, but in turn need lab and numerical simulations to understand the mechanism that produced the observed features. Impact cratering is particularly complicated to be simulated and modeled due to the extreme temperature, pressure, and strain rate reached, which are far from the thermodynamic equilibrium. Thus, observations, especially at the micro-scale, where transitional equilibria have been quenched, are fundamental to constrain shock processes. A virtual journey through some of the petrographic techniques, such as optical and electron microscopy, universal-stage, Raman spectroscopy, and cathodoluminescence, which are used by observers to advance our knowledge of impact cratering on Earth and of collisions in the meteorite history by investigating shock effects in minerals and rocks, will be presented.

14/06/2018 - 16:00

AMGC Seminar Thursday June 14 2018 – 16.00 h

By Flore van Maldegem