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【Summer Course】Scientific writing in English for MSc, PhD students and junior scientists

2019-07-19 341

Time: 9:00-17:00, 23 July (Tuesday)

Venue: Lecture Hall 221, Institute of Surface-Earth System Science (Building No. 16)

Teacher: Dr. Jeroen E. Sonke

Objective: A scientist is a writer! We spend 80% of our time writing email, papers, and proposals. To be a successful scientist one needs to embrace writing and communicating. This short course will give simple advice for scientific writing in English. Participants are invited to bring an abstract of 200 to 300 words, from a paper or conference presentation that they are preparing. If you have no abstract, you will write one during the course. Dr. Sonke will present the importance of title, and abstract in communicating science, the idea of storytelling, and advice on structuring a scientific paper.


9:00-10:00: Seminar on scientific writing in English, followed by discussion with students

10:00-11:30: Abstract writing

14:00-17:00: Discussion of student abstracts on video projector, and continued abstract writing.

Dr. Jeroen E. Sonke: CNRS research director (DR2 level) in laboratoire Géosciences Environnement Toulouse (GET), 《Stable Isotope Geochemistry》group leader. He has done many pioneering work on metal (Copper, Zinc, Mercury) stable isotope geochemistry. Currently, he mainly applies mercury isotopes to trace Hg cycling across different earth’s reservoirs. He has published many high quality papers in journals like Nature, Nature Geosci., Nature Commun., PNAS.