Huge thanks to all who sent photos. The jury has now selected the best 10 photos and we invite you to vote for your 3 favourite photos communicating the wonders of geochemistry before 30 April.
EAG is excited to announce Lenny Winkel (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) as the 2017 Distinguished Lecturer. Her research focuses on biogeochemical cycling of trace elements with important health impacts, as well as predicting effects of climate and environmental changes on environmental distributions of these trace elements. The Distinguished Lecture Program continues to support institutions in Central and Eastern Europe therefore if interested, those are most welcome to invite Lenny Winkel to present one or two lectures.
Alongside with several other organizations, the European Association of Geochemistry has officially endorsed the March for Science taking place on 22 April 2017. This movement will unite people from all horizons, who support and value scientific research and evidence-based policies.
In addition to the March in Washington D.C., there will be numerous satellite marches around the world, including in all major cities of Europe. You can find a March near you and should you wish to march under the EAG banner, we have prepared some vector images, which you can download and print in any desired size.
The Geochemical Society and European Association of Geochemistry are pleased to announce those receiving the honor of 2017 Geochemical Fellow.
Thomas Bianchi (University of Florida), Catherine Chauvel (CNRS, University of Grenoble), James Davis (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), Scott E. Fendorf (Stanford University), Steven L. Goldstein (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University), Kai-Uwe Hinrichs (University of Bremen), Kimitaka Kawamura (Chubu University), Kurt O. Konhauser (University of Alberta), Peter H. Santschi (Texas A&M University, Galveston), Bo Thamdrup (University of Southern Denmark), Jon Woodhead (University of Melbourne), and Yong-Fei Zheng (University of Science and Technology of China).
EAG Latest Publications
Distribution of Zn isotopes during Alzheimer’s disease
F. Moynier, J. Foriel, A.S. Shaw, M. Le Borgne
Alzheimer’s disease is associated with abnormal homeostasis of Zn, because of deposits of Zn-rich amyloid-β fibrils. This connection between Zn and brain aging provides a possibility to use changes in Zn homeostasis to study the evolution of the disease.[…]
Solar wind implantation supplied light volatiles during the first stage of Earth accretion
S. Péron, M. Moreira, B. Putlitz, M.D. Kurz
The isotopic and elemental compositions of noble gases constitute a powerful tool to study volatile origin and evolution, due to their inertness, and can thus provide crucial information about the early stage of planetary formation. Two models are proposed to explain the light noble gas origin on Earth: the solar wind implantation model and the solar nebula gas dissolution model. […]
Comment on “A cometary origin for atmospheric martian methane” by Fries et al., 2016
M.M.J. Crismani, N.M. Schneider, J.M.C. Plane
Thoughts and Reminiscences on Experimental Trace Element Partitioning
John H. Jones (NASA Johnson Space Center)
In this issue, John Jones reviews the history of experimental trace element partitioning from his personal point of view. In so doing, he considers experimental and analytical complexities, simple phase equilibria, and thermodynamic considerations. Jones also recounts personal interactions with other geochemists and petrologists.