There will be a range of exciting social events for Goldschmidt delegates to meet and mingle with fellow geochemists.
|Marie Curie’s Latin Quarter: from Maria Sklodowska’s expectations to the scientific recognition of “Mme Pierre Curie”||12 Aug||Parcours des Sciences, Roum Dagnélie||11€|
|Versailles Fountain Night Show [details]||12 Aug||46€|
|Icebreaker Welcome Reception||13 Aug||FREE|
|Goldschmidt Rocks - The 2017 Party||14 Aug||35€/20€|
|EAG Cocktail Party and AGM||15 Aug||FREE|
|Geochemical Society Business Meeting and Members Reception||16 Aug||FREE|
|The Louvre (museum tour with an official guide) [details]||16 Aug||Emmelyne Mitard||25€|
|Goldschmidt Banquet Cruise||17 Aug||75€|
|The Musée d'Orsay (guided tour) [details]||17 Aug||Emmelyne Mitard||17€|
Marie Curie’s Latin Quarter: from Maria Sklodowska’s expectations to the scientific recognition of “Mme Pierre Curie”
Following Marie Curie’s steps, discover the paths and the landmarks of this pionneer’s life: the Sorbonne, the garden from the institute of radium, the Ecole de physique et de chimie industrielles where Pierre and Marie discovered polonium and radium. Included, a visit of the Pavilion Curie, part of the “Laboratoire du radium” she ran after her husband death, until 1914.
With striking illustrations, this guided walk covers every aspect of Maria's career, including her youth, the wedding with Pierre Curie, former discoverer of piezoelectricity and specialist of magnetism (the Curie point). We’ll track her major discoveries, twice Nobel Prize-winning, her creation of medical services at the Front during the First World War, her foundation of the Radium Institute as a world scientific center, and her legacy carried on by her daughter Irène, another Nobel recipient.
2-hour walking tour in English with PARCOURS DES SCIENCES. Meet our guide on place de la Sorbonne at the statue of Auguste Comte (bus line 38, 21,27, 5 min from RER B: Luxembourg station). The stroll ends on place Jussieu (Jussieu Station, Subway line 7 or 10).
The walk is running multiple times in the week in English and in French:
- Saturday, 12th August: 10:00
- Saturday, 12th August: 14:00
- Sunday, 13th August: 10:00
- Sunday, 13th August: 14:00
- Tuesday, 15th August: 18:00
- Wednesday, 16th August: 18:00
- Friday, 18th August: 18:00
- Saturday, 19th August: 10:00
- Saturday, 19th August: 14:00
- Sunday, 20th August: 10:00
- Sunday, 20th August: 14:00
- Saturday, 12th August: 18:00
- Sunday, 13th August: 18:00
- Saturday, 19th August: 18:00
- Sunday, 20th August: 18:00
Versailles Fountain Night Show
Saturday 12th August 19:00-23:30
On the Saturday evening before the conference enjoy a fairytale stroll in Château de Versailles’s magnificent gardens, magically illuminated, with all the fountains playing and a grand firework display as a crowning point. Tickets cover the cost of bus transport and entrance only, delegates will need to take their own refreshments.
Icebreaker Welcome Reception
Sunday 13th August 17:00-19:00
Location: Palais des congrès de Paris View on map
The Icebreaker Welcome Reception is the perfect time to catch up with colleagues that you haven't seen over the year, and meet new people in your field. All delegates are warmly invited and encouraged to attend.
Goldschmidt Rocks - The 2017 Party
Monday 14th August 20:00-21:30
This event is your chance to eat, drink, dance and enjoy live music supplied by our very own house band "Double Scotch". Within a two minute walk from the congress centre we will be enjoying the hospitality of the Meridien Hotel. Celebrate the end of the first day of talks and posters by joining the party. Double Scotch, with EAG President Bernard Marty on lead guitar, will be playing live sets of their accoustic rock, pop, folk and blues catalogue. Relax with a glass, or two, of wine and some light snacks after a busy day in talks, before heading out for dinner in beautiful Paris. Students can buy tickets at the subsidised rate of €20. All other delegates pay the standard rate of €35.
EAG Cocktail Party and AGM
Tuesday 15th August 19:00-20:30
Location: TBD View on map
EAG would like to invite all members and conference delegates to its Annual General Meeting and Cocktail Party.
If you would like to be more connected with the geochemical community and hear about our society, its activities and initiatives, please come by. There will be a short presentation by the EAG President, and it will be an opportunity to ask all the questions you may have about our society, provide feedback as well as meet some EAG Councillors.
We hope to see many of you there!
Geochemical Society Business Meeting and Members Reception
Wednesday 16th August 19:00-20:30
Location: TBD View on map
The Geochemical Society invites its members and those involved with the organisation of the 2017 meeting to come to the Geochemical Society Business Meeting and Members Reception.
The Louvre (museum tour with an official guide)
Visit the Louvre - Encounter the Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, the Venus de Milo, and other masterpieces of the Louvre with trained guides who will take you through the museum’s most impressive spaces, such as the medieval moat, giving you a fascinating insight into the history of the palace. (to be confirmed)
Goldschmidt Banquet Cruise
Thursday 17th August 19:30-21:30
Location: Bateaux-Mouches Quay View on map
The tradition of the conference banquet as the premier social event of each Goldschmidt will continue this year with a quintessentially Parisian flare. A delicious three course banquet will be served as you gently proceed down the Seine by boat. Dine with friends and colleagues as breath-taking views of some of the most beautiful architecture in the history of civilisation drifts by. As the sunset splashes of colour gradually dissipate you will see Paris come to sparkling life.
This year, we have combined the traditional Goldschmidt banquet with the best that Paris has to offer in order to present a truly unique experience. Be sure to book your ticket at your earliest convenience as this event is likely to sell out quickly.
SCHEDULE: 19:30 - Delegates Embark 20:00 - Cruise Departs 21:15 - Return to Quay 21:30 - Disembarkation
The Musée d'Orsay (guided tour)
Masterpieces of the Musée d'Orsay - Starting with a few masterpieces, the visit presents an overview of the collections, from painting to the decorative arts. (to be confirmed)