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Goldschmidt2023 Latest News

Science Program: Thank you for your session proposals

We wish to thank everyone who submitted a session proposal for Goldschmidt2023. Over 240 proposals were received and the Theme Chairs have been working hard to organize the sessions in their respective themes. The list of sessions will be published in December, and abstract submission will open soon after.

Mentor Program: Are you an experienced delegate? Your help is needed!

The Mentor Program is very important to help early career delegates navigate the conference and we usually have many more mentees than mentors. Therefore, we are asking experienced delegates who plan to attend the conference in-person or remotely to inform us of their intent to be a mentor. Find out more about the program and express your intent.

Exhibitors and sponsors: booking is now open

The Goldschmidt2023 hybrid conference provides many opportunities for organizations to present their latest products, feature their services, and meet the community of scientists in geochemistry and related disciplines. Find out more

2023 Council Election Results

The 2023 EAG Council Elections closed on 10 November, with participation reaching 37%. We thank EAG members for their participation and are especially grateful to all candidates for agreeing to stand for election.

We are delighted to announce that Raúl Fonseca (Ruhr-University Bochum) and Silke Merchel (University of Vienna) were elected to the Council. Read more

Distinguished Lecture Program in Eastern Europe

We are very happy to announce that the Distinguished Lecture Program is back to its in-person format and that Bernard Marty will be visiting 3 insitutions in Hungary and Romania in December. He will present a lecture on Origin of life-forming volatile elements in the inner Solar System.

This program is entirely funded by EAG to promote geochemistry in under-represented regions of the worldRead more

Goldschmidt2023 presentation in video

Are you planning on attending Goldschmidt2023 in-person or remotely?
Discover more about the conference and the beautiful city of Lyon in this video.

New GS-EAG Virtual Mentoring Program

Geochemists, depending on their location, may have limited access to the resources, opportunities, or expertise necessary to fulfill their professional goals.

This program aims to connect these professionals with mentors across the globe who can assist, guide, and provide insights to aid in achieving these goals. For a start, the program will focus on three activities and will be dedicated to geochemists from low-income or lower middle-income countries as defined by the World Bank. Read more and apply as mentee or mentor

On the EAG Blog: People’s profiles – Dalal Saeed

Haifa University, Israel. Dalal Saeed is a PhD student in geochemistry, specialized in the mechanisms of 234U enrichment in groundwaters of carbonate terrains.

What field do you currently work in and what is the job title of your current position?

I am currently a PhD student in geochemistry at Haifa University. I am working on a thesis about the mechanisms of 234U enrichment in groundwaters of carbonate terrains. My field is the Dead Sea watershed, and my work is funded by Haifa university and the geological survey of Israel…. Read more

On the EAG Blog: Lives of the Great Geochemists: Katsuko Saruhashi

There are a lot of reasons why women don’t go into science. The lack of equal opportunity is one. There is also the attitude of society, of parents and teachers. And there is little recognition of the contributions of women scientists.

These words are from the then 73-year-old Katsuko Saruhashi, a Japanese-born geochemist who pioneered the measurement of CO2 in ocean water. Saruhashi was born on March 22, 1920, in Tokyo, Japan, and while her parents were supportive of her educationRead more

EAG Deadlines

10 January: R. Berner Lecture nomination deadline
1 February: EAG Student Sponsorship application deadline

Goldschmidt2023 Deadlines

15 February: Goldschmidt Grant application deadline (opens in December)
1 March: Abstract submission deadline (opens in December)
31 March: Student Helpers application deadline (opens in January)
31 May: Early registration deadline (opens in January)

Recently published in Geochemical Perspectives Letters, Open Access EAG Publication

The Solar System calcium isotopic composition inferred from Ryugu samples
F. Moynier, W. Dai, T. Yokoyama, Y. Hu, M. Paquet, Y. Abe, J. Aléon… et al

Sun flare activity may solve unknown source of helium-3 in the atmosphere
Y. Sano, D.L. Pinti, T. Escobar-Nakajima, N. Takahata, M. Zhang, D. Goto, B. Marty

Latest Geochemical Perspectives : ‘Geobiology’

For the 10th anniversary of our publication Geochemical Perspectives, we are excited to publish a special issue presenting a 1944 update of Geobiologie by Lourens Baas Becking. This update was written in pencil over a seven week period while Baas Becking was incarcerated for attempting to escape Nazi-occupied Netherlands.
Lourens Baas Becking was a pioneering microbial ecologist. He coined the term “Geobiology” and was profoundly interested in organisms occupying extremes of temperature and salinity. He is perhaps best remembered for his proposition that “Everything is everywhere, but the environment selects”.
This volume, with its extensive detailed footnotes, brings us into the mind of one of the most important microbial ecologists of the 20th century. This issue also provides the most complete biography of Baas Becking and his fascinating life… READ MORE

Geochemical Perspectives is an Open Access EAG publication. Print copies of previous issues can be purchased. Find out more

Latest Elements: ‘Water in Planetary Bodies’

Despite being a simple molecule, water has played a key role in shaping the Solar System from the formation of early solids to the processes of planetary and moon formation. Through its astrophysical cycle, water has driven the evolution of protoplanetary disks, which, in turn, has affected the water budget of terrestrial planets and, therefore, their geological activities and habitability. Understanding water’s role in diverse natural processes requires expertise in astrophysics, geophysics, and geochemistry. This issue of Elements will introduce the different environments and processes where water is of fundamental importance, as well as its past and present distribution within the Solar System and how this peculiar molecule affects astrophysical and geological processes. READ MORE

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