Goldschmidt2021: Abstract submission deadline is 26 February

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: Abstract submission open until 26 February

Select your session and submit your abstract for Goldschmidt2021 by 26 February. Full details of the conference format as well as registration fees are available on the conference website. Derek Vance, EAG President, provides explanations about the conference format in this video.

EAG Forum: network with other members

The EAG Members-only forums provide a unique space for EAG members to ask questions, start discussions, provide help to other members, and network within the community. The forum categories cover all the main fields of geochemistry, as well as analytical methods and tools, teaching methods, community, open science and much more.

New this month on the Forum! Share your press releases and discuss the latest geochemistry-related news stories in the new “Geochemistry Making the News” category. Convening a session at Goldschmidt2021? Advertise your session in the dedicated topic in “Conferences and Events“.

Log in to the EAG Membership platform now to visit the forum, post a new topic, subscribe to receive topic updates or reply to earlier posts.

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2021 EAG Medallists announced

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 EAG Awards.
2021 H.C. Urey Award: Sachiko Amari
2021 A.E. Ringwood Science Innovation Award: Fabrice Gaillard
2021 F.G. Houtermans Award: Paulo Sossi

The three medallists will be presented with their awards at the Goldschmidt2021 conference. Read more

2021 EAG-GS Geochemistry Fellows

The European Association of Geochemistry and the Geochemical Society are pleased to announce the 2021 Geochemistry Fellows: Wei-Jun Cai, Thure Cerling, Janet Hergt, Fumio Inagaki, Jan Kramers, Wendy Mao, Graham Pearson, Simon Poulton, Alexander Sobolev, Marta Torres, Aradhna Tripati, Simon Turner, Meenakshi Wadhwa and Martin Whitehouse. Find out more

5 good reasons to join EAG or renew your membership!

1. Reduced registration fees at Goldschmidt conferences (see Goldschmidt2021 registration fees) and other events by EAG partners
2. Subscription to Elements and Geochemical Perspectives
3. NEW! Access to a networking platform allowing you to connect with other EAG members, including through a dedicated forum
4. Possibility to apply for sponsorship to attend (or organize) short courses and conferences
5. Support of EAG’s community journal Geochemical Perspectives Letters, open access and no page charges, as well as all programs funding early career scientists

Beyond the benefits you enjoy as a member, renewing your membership also shows your support to EAG, a non-profit society co-organizing the Goldschmidt Conference and taking initiatives for the good of the geochemistry community.  Join/Renew | View member benefits

EAG Deadlines

1 March: EAG Early Career Science Ambassadors application deadline
1 May: EAG Student Sponsorship application deadline

Goldschmidt2021 Deadlines

26 February: Abstract submission deadline
9 April: Student Helpers application deadline
18 May: Early registration deadline

Posted on Position Employer Contact Application deadline
17 February Type: PhD Position
PhD position: Geochemical and isotopic investigations of interplanetary dust particles and micrometeorites
ETH Zurich, Switzerland My Riebe 15 March 2021 or position open until filled
17 February Type: PhD Position
PhD Position in Noble Gas Cosmochemistry
ETH Zurich, Switzerland Henner Busemann 08 March 2021 or position open until filled
12 February Type: PostDoctoral Position
Research Associate in Planetary Science
The University of Manchester, United Kingdom Dr. Rhian Jones 13 March 2021
10 February Type: Faculty
Professor in Mineralogy
Department of Geosciences, University of Fribourg, Switzerland Anneleen Foubert 15 May 2021

Recently published in Geochemical Perspectives Letters, Open Access EAG Publication

Ca isotope systematics of carbonatites: Insights into carbonatite source and evolution
J. Sun, X.-K. Zhu, N.S. Belshaw, W. Chen, A.G. Doroshkevich, W.-J. Luo, W.-L. Song, B.-B. Chen, Z.-G. Cheng, Z.-H. Li, Y. Wang, J. Kynicky, G.M. Henderson

Integration of elemental and isotope data supports a Neoproterozoic Adamastor Ocean realm
F.A. Caxito, M. Heilbron, C.M. Valeriano, H. Bruno, A. Pedrosa-Soares, F.F. Alkmim, F. Chemale, L.A. Hartmann, E. Dantas, M.A.S. Basei

Noble gas incorporation into silicate glasses: implications for planetary volatile storage
H. Yang, A.E. Gleason, S.N. Tkachev, B. Chen, R. Jeanloz, W.L. Mao

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: ‘Noble Gas Thermochronology’

Noble-gas thermochronology takes advantage of two properties: (1) the time-dependent production of noble gases, such as helium and argon, by processes like radioactive decay; (2) the thermally activated diffusion of these gases to constrain the temperature histories of several minerals commonly found in crustal rocks. Because temperature is essential to many geological processes, thermochronology has become widely used to address research questions across Earth and planetary science. These questions include when and how valleys are cut by glaciers; from where is sediment sourced; what thermal conditions occur on fault planes during slip; and how the surfaces of planetary bodies evolve on billion-year timescales. READ MORE