Goldschmidt2021: Pre-conference Science Workshops open for booking until 21 June

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

Time to join or renew your EAG membership

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

5 good reasons to register for Goldschmidt2021 Virtual

Goldschmidt2021 may be virtual but will certainly provide lots of opportunities for scientists to present, discuss, learn and network with other delegates.

  • The pre-conference week is packed with science workshops and early career events.
  • From 5-9 July, presentations will take place live on Zoom in 15 different virtual rooms, for 2h30 twice a day (and the schedule is based on presenter’s time zones). In addition, follow up discussions will continue on Spatial Chat, a platform designed for making networking easy and fun.
  • All registrants will also have access to pre-uploaded content from 28 June to 23 July and will be able to ask questions and connect with other attendees in various ways.
  • If you have missed some live presentations, recordings of the online sessions will be available for delegates to view until 23 July.
  • And last but not least, there’ll be lots of fun social and networking events not to miss!

To participate in the conference, register here. Reduced fees are available for students and retirees, with additional discount for members of the EAG, GS and partner societies. Join EAG or renew your membership now.

Goldschmidt2021 Program and Presenter Instructions

The full program for Goldschmidt2021 Virtual is now available and scheduling information has been sent to each presenter. Browse the Schedule Overview to see how the conference is structured and check out the Program Day-by-Day to view the schedule in your own time zone.

All presenting authors received an email on 12 May with information about what they need to prepare and the upload deadlines. See the Presenting Author Instructions for details. There are two deadlines to keep in mind depending on the format of your e-presentation: 18 June and 25 June. Read more

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

Goldschmidt2021 Deadlines

18 June: E-presentation upload deadline for presenting authors – Recorded (video) presentations
21 June: Science Workshop and Early Career Program booking deadline
25 June: E-presentation upload deadline for presenting authors – All other presentation formats (PPTX or PDF format) | Slide upload deadline for Flash Talk presenters

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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