Goldschmidt2022 : Call for session and workshop proposals open

Call for 2022 award nominations open

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

Panel discussion: COVID-19 Impacts on Geochemistry: What’s Next?

On Wednesday 15 September, 21:00-22:30 CET, the GS and EAG will be hosting a panel discussion about the personal and professional impacts the pandemic has had on the geochemistry community. The panel will include representatives from the social sciences, psychology, and early career and senior geochemists. 

Registration is free and open to all.  Find out more and register

EAG needs you to nominate a colleague for an award today! Message from the EAG President

The European Association of Geochemistry recognizes excellent contributions to the discipline of geochemistry, excellent contributions of all kinds. Our aim is fairness, equity and diversity in our awards system, but some of these aims are hampered by a lack of nominations. We need your help. Read more

Call for 2022 Award Nominations open

The EAG recognizes outstanding contributions to geochemistry at different career stages through several EAG awards and joint EAG & GS awards. In addition to scientific excellence, several awards also recognize the broader impacts candidates have made to the community at large.

The EAG is committed to improving the diversity of our awardees and is making efforts to that end but we also need the help of the community! The nomination process is open to all and has recently been simplified. Find out more about how to make a nomination

Many thanks for attending Goldschmidt2021 Virtual!

Over 3200 delegates from 67 countries attended Goldschmidt2021 Virtual last month, participating in the many live online sessions and workshops, as well as social and networking events that took place. Read all about the conference and discover the key figures in the Conference Report!

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 is now open and closes on 30 September. Mark your calendar with all important dates!

Next deadline for EAG Student Sponsorship & Early Career Science Ambassador Programs: 1 October

To continue to support early career training during the current Covid-19 pandemic, the Early Career Science Ambassador and Student Sponsorship Programs have been adapted  to allow for participation at fully virtual events in addition to hybrid (onsite + virtual) or fully onsite meetings, with funding to cover registration and abstract fees.

Applicants who plan to attend an event online may be based in any country. For attendance in person at an onsite event, the eligibility criteria for the two programs remain unchanged. See the EAG Early Careers webpage  for full details of each program and to apply. Next deadline: 1 October.

EAG Deadlines

1 September: EAG Student Sponsorship application deadline
1 October: EAG Early Career Science Ambassadors application deadline
31 October: Geochemistry Fellows and R. Berner Lecture nomination deadline
15 November: Urey, Houtermans and Science Innovation Award nomination deadline
30 November: EAG Short Course and Conference Sponsorship application deadline

Goldschmidt2022 Deadlines

30 September: Call for sessions and workshops deadline
15 February 2022Grant application deadline (opens on 10 December)
1 March 2022: Abstract submission deadline (opens on 10 December)


Recently published in Geochemical Perspectives Letters, Open Access EAG Publication

Sulfur and mercury MIF suggest volcanic contributions to Earth’s atmosphere at 2.7 Ga
A.L. Zerkle, M.W. Claire, T. Di Rocco, N.V. Grassineau, E.G. Nisbet, R. Sun, R. Yin

Potassium isotope evidence for sediment recycling into the orogenic lithospheric mantle
Z.-Z. Wang, F.-Z. Teng, D. Prelević, S.-A. Liu, Z. Zhao

High pressure redistribution of nitrogen and sulfur during planetary stratification
C.R.M. Jackson, E. Cottrell, Z. Du, N.R. Bennett, Y. Fei

The role of amorphous P-bearing precursors on barite formation
C. Ruiz-Agudo, A. Ibáñez-Velasco, E. Ruiz-Agudo

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

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Latest Elements: ‘Exploring Earth and Planetary Materials with Neutrons’

For over half a century, the structural details and the dynamics of atomic arrangements in materials have been determined using neutron-based scattering and absorption measurements. Neutron scattering experiments have contributed valuable information on geological materials and how these interact with fluids. In situ studies of transformations and fundamental properties can emulate diverse environments from Earth’s surface to its deep interior. Potential growth of the “neutron community” is being realized with the development of new and improved neutron sources. This issue will familiarize the reader with the basic concepts of neutron scattering, the methods that are available to Earth scientists, provide a summary of facilities around the world, and give key applications of the technique. READ MORE

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