Goldschmidt Lecture Honoring Robert Berner

Send a nomination for the 2018 Berner Lecturer

The 2nd Bob Berner Lecture will take place at the 2018 Goldschmidt Conference in Boston. It will be a 30-minute keynote lecture presented in the appropriate topical session.

The lecturer should be a mid-career scientist: he/she should have received their PhD at least 10 years and no more than 21 years before the Goldschmidt conference at which the lecture is presented (i.e., for Goldschmidt2018, the lecturer should have received his/her PhD between 1997 and 2008).

The lecturer should also has shown exceptional ability to define globally important biogeochemical processes, has developed new understanding(s), and has significantly advanced the corresponding area of research. The lecture will be on a ‘Berner’ subject, which includes a wide range of topics associated with elemental cycling at the Earth’s surface (molecular to planetary scale, modern to ancient oceanic and terrestrial systems, evolution of the biosphere).

Nominations for for the 2018 lecturer should be submitted before 15 January 2018 to EAG Office office@eag.eu.com or to Geochemical Society Office at awards@geochemsoc.org.

A nomination package should consist of:

  • Nominee’s CV
  • List of publications
  • List of recent presentations and link to webpage if available
  • A recommendation letter from the nominator

For further information please contact Michael Krom (M.D.Krom@leeds.ac.uk).

Past lectures


Support the lecture

Students and friends of the late Robert Berner have worked to establish an annual lecture at the Goldschmidt Conference to commemorate his intellectual legacy in geochemistry. The lecture is on a ‘Berner’ subject, which includes a wide range of topics associated with elemental cycling at the Earth’s surface (molecular to planetary scale, modern to ancient oceanic and terrestrial systems, evolution of the biosphere, etc). The lecturers are selected jointly by the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry. Contributions form an endowment to support the lecturer’s travel to Goldschmidt every year.

Donate now

Through this site, donations will be processed in Euros however should you prefer to donate in USD, please use the Geochemical Society R. Berner Donation page.


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