Analytical, Environmental and Geo- Chemistry


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

08/06/2018 - 14:00

Sebastiaan Van De Velde obtained on June 8 2018 the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Electron shuttling and elemental cycling in the seafloor
Gezamenlijk doctoraat met Universiteit Antwerpen
Promotoren: Prof. dr. ir. Filip Meysman & Prof. dr. Yue Gao

01/06/2018 - 11:30

The paper on the recovery of life after the Chicxulub impact in Yutacan 66 million years ago has reached different newspapers worldwide including RTBF, La dernière heure, 7sur7, Het Laatste Nieuws, VRT Nieuws and many others. 

29/05/2018 - 17:00

Tara Vandermarken obtained on May 29 2018 the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Development and implementation of the ERE-CALUX bioassay: Assessment of estrogens in the environment and in food packaging materials.
Promotor: Prof. dr. Marc Elskens

25/05/2018 - 16:00

Stef Vansteenberge obtained on May 25 2018 the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Reconstruction of last interglacial & last glacial inception paleoclimate using Belgian speleothems.
Promotor: Prof. dr. Philippe Claeys

24/05/2018 - 16:00

AMGC Seminar Thursday May 24 2018 – 16.00 h

By Guillaume Lenoir