The Blue Hour Episode September 1, 2022

Dominique Weis on Geochemistry

7:00pm - 8:00pm

*Rebroadcast from 2021/12/23

How do geochemists study the chemical composition of earth? How do geochemists better our understanding of the earth's interior, natural resources, climate change, human impacts on the environments, and hazards like earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes?

Dominique Weis is a professor in the UBC Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of British Columbia. She is a renowned leader in the application of trace elements and radiogenic isotopes analysis. Her analytical insight has enabled new discoveries into Earth systems such as mantle plumes and hotspot volcanoes. Through the analysis of a wide range of materials such as honey, salmon, or belongings, her expertise allows the opening of new lines of research into health, local pollution/food security, and archeology/Indigenous-led studies. She is a Canada Research Chair in the Geochemistry of the Earth’s mantle

For more information on Dominique Weis's research, visit:
and the Pacific Centre for Isotopic and Geochemical Research at:

Audio Played:
"An Isotopic Talk and Tour: The Pacific Centre for Isotopic and Geochemical Research" produced by PCIGR
"Clair Patterson The Clean Room: Inside Look | Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" Produced by National Geographic

Track Listing:

Farewell Angelina
Joan Baez · Farewell Angelina
Because the Night
Patti Smith · Easter