Goldschmidt Virtual 2021: Update on Conference Format

Time to join or renew your EAG membership

Amongst many benefits, EAG Members can register at reduced rates for Goldschmidt conferences!

Latest Geochemical Perspectives: Origins and Early Evolution of the Atmosphere and the Oceans

Goldschmidt2021 Virtual Format

As announced recently by Derek Vance, EAG President, Goldschmidt2021 will be a fully virtual meeting. With this new format, there will be live online sessions from 5-9 July and everyone will have the opportunity to present live.

The sessions will take place in the morning European time (09:00-11:30 CET) to accommodate presenters based in Asia, Oceania, Africa and Europe, and in the afternoon European time (16:30-19:00 CET) to accommodate presenters based in North, South, Central America, Africa and Europe. Read more

Free and Discounted Student Access to Goldschmidt2021

While the deadline has passed for the regular Grant Program, the EAG and GS are still offering free or reduced registration for students and certain early career scientists for online participation. The conference offers a great opportunity for students to learn about the latest discoveries and engage with scientists from around the world.

If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply for waived registration. If you are not eligible, then registration is only €75 for student members of either society. Read more

New on the EAG Blog: New Schemes! People and Talent

The EAG Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is excited to present a new People Profile Series on the EAG Blog. These interviews provide for humanised and relatable role models representing a broad range of diversity, career paths and types, as well as ultimate career destinations. Read more

People’s profiles – Jeffrey Paulo Perez

Jeffrey’s current research is focused on iron redox (geo)chemistry in natural and engineered environments. His postdoctoral research focuses on molecular scale mineral-organic matter interface processes in Arctic soils. pecifically, Jeffrey is interested in elucidating the mechanisms and pathways of the formation and transformation of iron-bearing minerals. Read more

People’s profiles – Vera Assis Fernandes

Vera Assis Fernandes is a Planetary Scientist who primarily applies the Ar-isotope chronology technique – in combination with petrographic and geochemical characterisation – to decipher different thermal events. Her work predominantly focuses on lunar rocks (Apollo and Luna missions, and lunar meteorites) thereby constraining the timing and nature of rock formation and later disturbances. Read more

EAG Deadlines

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

Goldschmidt2021 Deadlines

1 June: Early registration deadline
1 June: Mentor Program sign up deadline
21 June: Science Workshop booking deadline

Recently published in Geochemical Perspectives Letters, Open Access EAG Publication

An arsenic-driven pump for invisible gold in hydrothermal systems
G.S. Pokrovski, C. Escoda, M. Blanchard, D. Testemale, J.-L. Hazemann, S. Gouy, M.A. Kokh, M.-C. Boiron, F. de Parseval, T. Aigouy, L. Menjot, P. de Parseval, O. Proux, M. Rovezzi, D. Béziat, S. Salvi, et al.

Selenium isotope evidence for pulsed flow of oxidative slab fluids
S. König, C. Rosca, T. Kurzawa, M.I. Varas-Reus, B. Dragovic, R. Schoenberg, T. John

The composition and weathering of the continents over geologic time
A.G. Lipp, O. Shorttle, E.A. Sperling, J.J. Brocks, D.B. Cole, P.W. Crockford, L. Del Mouro, K. Dewing, S.Q. Dornbos, J.F. Emmings, U.C. Farrell, A. Jarrett, B.W. Johnson, P. Kabanov et al.

Latest Geochemical Perspectives: ‘Origins and Early Evolution of the Atmosphere and the Oceans’

In this issue, Bernard Marty explores the origin and fate of volatile elements, i.e. those which form the atmosphere and the oceans and permitted the development of life on our planet. From the analysis of volcanic rocks, ancient atmospheric gases, and meteorites, we learn that the Earth is depleted in volatile elements when compared to its potential cosmochemical ancestors and that natural fluxes of carbon are two orders of magnitude lower than those emitted by current anthropogenic activity. Further insights have come from space missions that document the composition of the proto-solar nebula and the outer solar system. READ MORE

Geochemical Perspectives is an Open Access EAG publication.

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