Category “Science”

What We Know and Understand For Sure About the Early Earth Environment

Hello Earth.

I thought I’d save y’all some time by succinctly summarizing in seven pages everything We Know and Understand For Sure About the Early Earth Environment.

I hope this helps!

Love,

= Jelte.

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Hydrothermal Systems in Small Ocean Planets

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Life on Waldron

Waldron_B&WView the presentation here!

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(Very) Small is Beautiful

A New Emerging View on Microbiology and its Implications for Global Ecology

Jelte P. Harnmeijer & Kenneth H. Nealson

What, you might be wondering, is an article dealing with microbes doing in The Bulletin? In an era of genetically modified agricultural products on supermarket shelves and plans – in direct contravention of international legislation – for spraying engineered fungal agents on rural communities in Colombia, readers may well be forgiven for raising their eyebrows. However, as you are about to discover, humankind – and western society in particular – has much to learn from the way microbes treat their world.

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Doctoral Dissertation

“Gehe nur an ihm zu Grunde — ich weiss keinen besseren Lebenszweck als am Grossen und Unmöglichen, animae magnae prodigus, zu Grunde zu gehen.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche (1874), Vom Nutzen und Nachtheil
der Historie für das Leben.

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Squeezing Blood from a Stone:

Inferences into the Life and Depositional Environments

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Ph.D. Defense

“Gehe nur an ihm zu Grunde — ich weiss keinen besseren Lebenszweck als am Grossen und Unmöglichen, animae magnae prodigus, zu Grunde zu gehen.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche (1874), Vom Nutzen und Nachtheil
der Historie für das Leben.

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I am slated to defend my Ph.D. (Astrobiology / Geology). Spacetime constraints:

Date: Friday the Eleventh of December Two-thousand-nine

Time: 16:00

Venue: Theodor Jacobsen Observatory, University of Washington Campus, Seattle

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