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Chuck Magee
Works at Australian Scientific Instruments
Attended Brown University
Lived in Canberra ACT
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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...
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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Star Wars: The Force Awakens SPOILERS
So, I finally saw the new Star Wars movie today.   The good news is that it didn’t suck.   My thoughts will continue, with increasingly
annoying spoilers as I go.   On the science point of view, they had some interesting
X-wing fly-byes of a ringed planet’s...
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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Twenty-one protons
The David Guetta / Sia hit Titanium has been floating
around the internet and our airwaves for about five years now; the first adio
broadcasts are just now passing Alpha Centauri. Despite the popularity of the
song, its lesser known prequel is hardly ever h...
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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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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. Six hundred fifty million years ago The glac'ers covered every continent Yet benthic evolution did ...
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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Star Wars: The Force Awakens SPOILERS So, I finally saw the new Star Wars movie today.   The good news is that it didn’t suck.   My thoughts will continue, with increasingly
annoying spoilers as I go.   On the science point of view, they had some interestin...
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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RIP Marco Beltrando
A quick search of the term “RIP” in this blog will show that
it has been used over the years to mark the passing of senior scientists,
mentors, and explorers who have an influence on me, whether personally or by
reputation. I never imagined that I would hav...
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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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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Gender
Male