Goldschmidt2021 Virtual: registrants can access the session recordings until 23 July

Latest Geochemical Perspectives: Academic Reminiscences and Thermodynamics-Kinetics of Thermo-Barometry-Chronology

Many thanks for attending Goldschmidt2021 Virtual!

Over 3200 delegates have attended Goldschmidt2021 Virtual and we hope everyone had a successful conference, interesting discussions, was able to catch up with colleagues and even have some fun at the various social activities!

Until 23 July, session recordings are available to registrants, as well as uploaded e-presentations and access to Spatial Chat where you can continue to meet up and visit the various spaces.

Next year’s Goldschmidt2022 Conference will take place from 10-15 July in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, USA and online. The call for session and workshop proposals will open on 10 August. Mark your calendar with these important dates!

New Geochemical Perspectives issue: Academic Reminiscences and Thermodynamics-Kinetics of Thermo-Barometry-Chronology

In this issue, Jibamitra Ganguly reminisces about his academic upbringing, and his “coming to America”. Mixed with some interesting stories, he reviews the historical development of the field of thermobarometry; its transition to geospeedometry; some early phase equilibrium controversies; and use and construction of petrogenetic grids. This is followed by a discussion of thermobarometry of natural samples and recent advances in palaeothermometry based on density functional theory. The final section deals with the concept of closure temperature (Tc), interpretation of age determined by some decay systems, and retrieval of thermal history of a rock by integrating geochronological and thermometric data with diffusion kinetic-crystal growth modelling. Read more

Talking to the media – Tips from Tom Parkhill, Goldschmidt Press Officer

Journalists are human. Like everyone else, they appreciate it when you make their life easy. If you give them a good story, they will be delighted, and they are generally kind to scientists. It can be difficult communicating your story to a non-specialist, but it can also be great fun and allow you to connect with a large audience. Sometimes, our stories can have a real impact, e.g., with public policy. There are no fixed rules in talking to the press, but these notes might help. Read more

EAG Deadlines

1 September: EAG Student Sponsorship application deadline
1 October: EAG Early Career Science Ambassadors application deadline

Goldschmidt2022 Deadlines

30 September: Call for sessions deadline (will open on 10 August)

Recently published in Geochemical Perspectives Letters, Open Access EAG Publication

Latest Geochemical Perspectives : ‘Academic Reminiscences and Thermodynamics-Kinetics of Thermo-Barometry-Chronology”

In this issue, Jibamitra Ganguly reminisces about his academic upbringing, and his “coming to America”. Mixed with some interesting stories, he reviews the historical development of the field of thermobarometry; its transition to geospeedometry; some early phase equilibrium controversies; and use and construction of petrogenetic grids. This is followed by a discussion of thermobarometry of natural samples and recent advances in palaeothermometry based on density functional theory. The final section deals with the concept of closure temperature (Tc), interpretation of age determined by some decay systems, and retrieval of thermal history of a rock by integrating geochronological and thermometric data with diffusion kinetic-crystal growth modelling. READ MORE

Geochemical Perspectives is an Open Access EAG publication. EAG members receive new issues in print. 

Latest Elements: ‘Shedding Light on the European Alps’

The European Alps are one of the most studied orogens worldwide. Research over last 30 years is forcing us to rethink our understanding of Alpine evolution: new concepts have emerged that question long-established paradigms. The articles in this issue provide a petrological, geochemical, and tectonic overview of the Alpine Orogeny, from rifting and spreading to subduction and collision and, finally, to postcollisional uplift and erosion. The current debates regarding the origins of (ultra-)high pressure metamorphism, the origins of syncollisional magmatism, and the evolution of rifting and ocean spreading are discussed. And, the consequences of the new interpretations on the dynamics of subduction and collision are examined. READ MORE

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