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Chuck Magee
Works at Australian Scientific Instruments
Attended Brown University
Lived in Canberra ACT
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The Kelly Caves, where bushrangers once hid
Were shelter of a venerated kind.
Cro-Magnon ancestors did not forbid
Shelter, and art, in caverns thus confined.
I'm a geochemist. In the past ten years I've fixed mass spectrometers, blasted sapphires with a laser beam, explored for uranium in a nature reserve, and measured growth patterns in fish ears, and helped design the next generation of the world's most advanced ion probe.
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A micromole of photons, moonshine bright
Illuminates anoxic microbe mat
Bacteria, archaea use the light
The autotrophs of relict habitat...
I'm a geochemist. In the past ten years I've fixed mass spectrometers, blasted sapphires with a laser beam, explored for uranium in a nature reserve, and measured growth patterns in fish ears, and helped design the next generation of the world's most advanced ion probe.
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A Daal is more than just a spicy meal Tsunamis, mighty earthquakes it informs Shear diffusivity it can reveal The mechanism by which it deforms. The humble lentil, pressed into a box begins to slide, but not on just one plane The shear migrates when grain r...
I'm a geochemist. In the past ten years I've fixed mass spectrometers, blasted sapphires with a laser beam, explored for uranium in a nature reserve, and measured growth patterns in fish ears, and helped design the next generation of the world's most advanced ion probe.
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A micromole of photons, moonshine bright
Illuminates anoxic microbe mat
Bacteria, archaea use the light
The autotrophs of relict habitat...
I'm a geochemist. In the past ten years I've fixed mass spectrometers, blasted sapphires with a laser beam, explored for uranium in a nature reserve, and measured growth patterns in fish ears, and helped design the next generation of the world's most advanced ion probe.
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Lovecraftian horrors in the microbiome
I'm a geochemist. In the past ten years I've fixed mass spectrometers, blasted sapphires with a laser beam, explored for uranium in a nature reserve, and measured growth patterns in fish ears, and helped design the next generation of the world's most advanced ion probe.
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Nickel and timed
One of the problems with studying the origin and evolution
of life is that our mother Earth has a shady memory.   The farther back in time we go, the rarer and
more fragmented the rock record becomes. What this basically means is that for
most of the first ...
I'm a geochemist. In the past ten years I've fixed mass spectrometers, blasted sapphires with a laser beam, explored for uranium in a nature reserve, and measured growth patterns in fish ears, and helped design the next generation of the world's most advanced ion probe.
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The Kelly Caves, where bushrangers once hid Were shelter of a venerated kind. Cro-Magnon ancestors did not forbid Shelter, and art, in caverns thus confined. But holes in rock as habitat might date To early in our planet’s history The microbes and the cavem...
I'm a geochemist. In the past ten years I've fixed mass spectrometers, blasted sapphires with a laser beam, explored for uranium in a nature reserve, and measured growth patterns in fish ears, and helped design the next generation of the world's most advanced ion probe.
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A Daal is more than just a spicy meal
Tsunamis, mighty earthquakes it informs
Shear diffusivity it can reveal
The mechanism by which it deforms....
I'm a geochemist. In the past ten years I've fixed mass spectrometers, blasted sapphires with a laser beam, explored for uranium in a nature reserve, and measured growth patterns in fish ears, and helped design the next generation of the world's most advanced ion probe.
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A great play at the Queanbeyan Performing Arts centre
I'm a geochemist. In the past ten years I've fixed mass spectrometers, blasted sapphires with a laser beam, explored for uranium in a nature reserve, and measured growth patterns in fish ears, and helped design the next generation of the world's most advanced ion probe.
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A micromole of photons, moonshine bright Illuminates anoxic microbe mat Bacteria, archaea use the light The autotrophs of relict habitat. Three thousand million years ago they rule Methanogenic empires of brine But oxidative phytoplankton’s cruel Conquistad...
I'm a geochemist. In the past ten years I've fixed mass spectrometers, blasted sapphires with a laser beam, explored for uranium in a nature reserve, and measured growth patterns in fish ears, and helped design the next generation of the world's most advanced ion probe.
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An Arrogant Anthropocene
An excellent article recently appeared in GSA Today
explaining how stratigraphy is defined, and how the proposal to rename a recent
portion of the late Holocene as the Anthropocene needs to stay within the
rules.   Anyone interested in the
Anthropocene shou...
I'm a geochemist. In the past ten years I've fixed mass spectrometers, blasted sapphires with a laser beam, explored for uranium in a nature reserve, and measured growth patterns in fish ears, and helped design the next generation of the world's most advanced ion probe.
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When sand dunes, glac'ers spread across the farm
Migration to a sanctuary's best.
We need an Eden, Oregon lest harm
Befall environments which are distressed...
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Work
Occupation
Geochemist
Employment
  • Australian Scientific Instruments
    Geochemist, 2009 - present
  • Geoscience Australia
    Geochronologist, 2009 - 2009
  • Uramet Minerals
    Exploration geologist, 2007 - 2008
  • Australian National University
    Laboratory Technician, 2003 - 2007
  • Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
    Postdoctoral Fellow, 2002 - 2002
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Previously
Canberra ACT - Sydney NSW - West Windsor NJ - Mountain View CA - Providence RI - Arlington VA
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Introduction
I operate and setup SHRIMP mass spectrometers for the company that builds them.
Education
  • Brown University
    Geology, 1991 - 1995
  • Australian National University
    Geology, 1997 - 2001
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Male