LED2017 and The Copernicus Prize

Screen Shot 2017-09-17 at 9.59.28 PMLast week, I presented at the 15th International Conference on Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating (Cape Town, South Africa). My presentation, titled “Optimising and testing time-resolved OSL of feldspar contaminated quartz grains”, was co-authored by P. Morthekai and Debarati Nag from Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences. Particular thanks to P. Morthekai for his guidance on this project!

I was also awarded the Copernicus Prize for my presentation (incidentally, the subject of this presentation is also the basis of this haiku).

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My EGU2017 Experience + Winning Science Video Competition

My video (watch here) is the winner of the Communicate Your Science Video Competition 2017! Sincere thanks to those who watched and voted. I have been awarded free registration for next year’s EGU General Assembly. The recognition has motivated me to continue exploring science communication, and I am excited for future projects!


Photo courtesy of the EGU GeoLog.

My PhD research (EGU abstract here) was presented at the Advances of Quaternary Geochronology session, convened by Irka Hajdas, and co-convened by Andreas Lang, Susan Ivy-Ochs and Sebastien Nomade. It was an enjoyable and stimulating experience. Additional thanks to Prof Andreas Lang, who was also my EGU mentor.

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Lecturing in Indian palaeoscience institute

On 21st April, I gave a lecture on electrical resistivity tomography and optically stimulated luminescence dating (methods used in my PhD research) at the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences in Lucknow, India. It was attended by the Director Prof. Sunil Bajpai and fellow research scientists of the institute.


VIDEO: Finalist for EGU Science Video Competition

I am a finalist for this year’s EGU Communicate Your Science Video Competition, as part of the European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Vienna this April. I submitted a 3 minute video on my PhD research. I will also be doing an oral presentation of the same research at the conference this year (abstract link below).

The winner is based on the number of YouTube likes. If you enjoyed the video, please do give a virtual like on YouTube (the thumbs up symbol)! Last year’s winner had 1,200 likes. The winner will get free registration for next year’s EGU General Assembly and, of course, exposure.

The corresponding abstract of this research:

Teo, E.A., Ziegler, A.D., Wasson, R.J. & Morthekai, P. (2017). Digging for Lost Rivers in Thailand: Locating and Dating Paleochannels in the Chiang Mai Intermontane Basin. Geophysical Research Abstracts. Vienna, Austria, EGU General Assembly, 19.

Details of my oral presentation at EGU2017:
Session: CL5.03/GM2.3 – Advances in Quaternary Geochronology
Time: 26 April 2017, the session is from 3.30 to 5pm, my presentation is from 3.45 to 4pm
Venue: Room F2, Austria Center Vienna