In this episode of the podcast On Earth, Dr. Dominique Weis, Director of PCIGR, gives insights into the world of geochemistry and how she got into it, some of the exciting research being conducted at the facility, how the facility was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and on being a woman in science. She also provides advice to students who are interested in geochemistry.
How do geochemists study the chemical composition of earth? How do geochemists better our understanding of the earth’s interior, natural resources, climate change, human impacts on the environments, and hazards like earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes?
Listen to PCIGR Director Dr. Dominique Weis candidly discuss how she got into geology, who inspired her, and what kinds of geochemistry research is conducted at PCIGR.
Dr. Dominique Weis gave a series of invited public lectures at the prestigious Collège de France in Paris over the past several days. She discussed isotope geochemistry in a wide variety research applications, from volcanic mantle plumes, to the cleanliness of urban areas, to Indigenous archaeology. Dr. Weis was also presented with a medal from the Collège.