Studying and networking in Stockholm - by Alexandra Zaputlyaeva

Alexandra giving a presentation for the other "Isotope Geology" students. Photo: Alexandra Zaputlyaeva

I am a fresh PhD student at the Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED), University of Oslo. Shortly after starting my PhD autumn 2016 I figured out that I need to take a course in Isotope Geology. At that time the similar course in UiO was already 50% passed. To avoid 1 year waiting period till next Fall, my supervisor, Adriano Mazzini, and I decided that it would be great to take the course at Stockholm University.


Isotope mass spectrometer. Photo: Alexandra Zaputlyaeva

The choice was not spontaneous. The Department of Geological Sciences (IGV) at Stockholm University is one of the leading Institutes, having a strong Geochemical division, various laboratory equipment and numerous geochemists working on Stable and Radioactive Isotope techniques. “Isotope Geology” was an intense (1 month) and challenging course, taught by several scientists. Besides expected theoretical knowledge, we also gained practical skills solving various exercises, presenting 2 scientific articles, visiting laboratories and taking an exam. This knowledge is very crucial for my PhD research; it will definitely help me to contribute for the LUSI Lab project I am working at.

Attending the course at Stockholm University was a great experience for me and I am really grateful to DEEP for providing such an opportunity.

Alexandra Zaputlyaeva,

PhD student, CEED

Published Jan. 30, 2017 12:05 PM - Last modified Mar. 8, 2017 12:11 PM