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Chuck Magee
Works at Australian Scientific Instruments
Attended Brown University
Lived in Canberra ACT
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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...
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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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Tetrodotoxin Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving can be a tricky holiday overseas. As it is a distinctly North American holiday, anyone outside of the USA and Canada will not necessarily understand what is going on.  Before we had kids, I would take a day of annual leave on Thanksgiving Thurs...
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hiatus
I've been working on a manuscript and other things. so it could be quiet around here for a while.
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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Our bodies' carbon, oxygen derives
From hearts of stars, extinguished into dust
Life resurrects these molecules, and strives
For meaning, ere death follows, as it must.
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...
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Playing with science metrics
There are numerous critiques, both online and in the literature (pdf), of the overused H-index and journal impact factor (IF) metrics,
particularly when it comes to assessing the quality of recent research.   However, many of these critiques do not
include ...
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Geosonnet 35
The bluestone of which Melbourne is constructed Is fresh basalt, from NVP derived And yet no ocean slab is here subducted No spreading ridge or hotspot as survived The late Cretaceous Antarctic divorce The margin should be passive, fires spent And yet there...
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Geosonnet 34
Our bodies' carbon, oxygen derives From hearts of stars, extinguished into dust Life resurrects these molecules, and strives For meaning, ere death follows, as it must. The lifeless gardening of impact rocks Makes dust of stones and boulders on the Moon. In...
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