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Goldschmidt2022: Call for session and workshop proposals open

Next year’s Goldschmidt2022 Conference will take place from 10-15 July 2022 in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, USA and online. The call for session and workshop proposals is now open. See the conference website for more information and submit your proposals by 30 September.

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Goldschmidt2021 Conference Report

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

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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.

Deadline for Geochemistry Fellows and R. Berner Lecture nominations: 31 October
Deadline for EAG Award nominations: 15 November

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2021 EAG Award citations and acceptance speeches

The 2021 EAG Award lectures were presented at Goldschmidt2021 Virtual last month. Larry Nittler, Jannick Ingrin, Hugh O'Neill and Frédéric Moynier were citationists for our 2021 medallists, and their citations as well as the medallists' acceptance speeches are now available to watch online at the links below.

2021 H.C. Urey Award: citation by Larry Nittler and acceptance by Sachiko Amari.
2021 A.E. Ringwood Science Innovation Award: citation by Jannick Ingrin and acceptance by Fabrice Gaillard.
2021 F.G. Houtermans Award: citation by Hugh O’Neill and Frédéric Moynier and acceptance by Paolo Sossi.

Latest Elements issue: 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.

All EAG members have online access to current and past issues of Elements.
Members who have selected to receive print issues of Elements will soon receive their copies. To modify your preferences or postal address, please sign into the EAG Membership Platform and update your information in 'My Profile' (postal address) or 'Settings' (preferences) by 29 August  (for the October issue).


Important Dates and Deadlines

EAG and Goldschmidt2022 deadlines

1 September: EAG Student Sponsorship application deadline
30 September: Goldschmidt2022 Call for session and workshop proposals deadline
1 October: EAG Early Career Science Ambassador
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

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Other geochemistry related event deadlines

 7 September: GSA Connects 2021 registration deadline
 28 September: Polymer Science 2021 abstract deadline
 3 November: AGU Fall Meeting 2021 early registration deadline

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Upcoming online community events

Ongoing Weekly: Pal(a)eo PERCS
Ongoing Weekly: Seds Online
Ongoing Weekly: Ore Deposits Hub – Open Geoscience Talks
Ongoing Fortnightly: Astrochemistry Discussions
Ongoing: MicroSeminars - Microbiology Seminar Series

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New in Geochemical Perspectives Letters

207Pb-excess in carbonatitic baddeleyite as the result of Pa scavenging from the melt

For the last two decades, the end of the voluminous phase of eruptions of the Siberian Traps large igneous province has been constrained by a U-Pb date of discordant baddeleyite collected from the Guli carbonatite intrusion with the assumption...

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Black shale Mo isotope record reveals dynamic ocean redox during the Mesoproterozoic Era

Eukaryotes reached ecological importance in the late Neoproterozoic Era, some one billion years after their emergence. Their slow rise to prominence has been ascribed to prolonged environmental stagnation, but testing...

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Geochemistry Making the News

Global warming begets more warming, new paleoclimate study finds

[ScienceDaily] It is increasingly clear that the prolonged drought conditions, record-breaking heat, sustained wildfires, and frequent, more extreme storms experienced in recent years are a direct result of rising global temperatures brought on by humans' addition of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. And a new MIT study on extreme climate events in Earth's ancient history...

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Undersea volcanic eruption creates new Japanese island

[The Guardian] The 6,000-plus islands that make up the Japanese archipelago have a new addition, after scientists said an undersea volcanic eruption 1,200km (745 miles) south of Tokyo had created a new landmass. The island was formed in the Pacific Ocean about 50km south of Minami Ioto, the southernmost island of the Ogasawara group. Japan’s coastguard...

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What’s Shaking Below Mars’ Surface? [Podcast]

[Science Friday] You’ve seen the effects of earthquakes on our planet. The ground shakes, the earth trembles, and if a quake is strong enough, it can bring widespread damage and devastation. But it turns out that ours is not the only quaking planet around—there are quakes caused by geologic activity on Mars too. While Mars doesn’t have plate tectonics like Earth...

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Psyche asteroid is packed full of precious metals and could be worth more than $10,000 quadrillion, new surface temperature measurements confirm

[The Daily Mail] The Psyche asteroid is packed full of precious metals and could be worth more than $10,000 quadrillion (£8,072 quadrillion), new measurements of its surface temperature have confirmed. Psyche is a 124 mile-wide space rock that orbits the sun in the asteroid belt, a donut-shaped region of space between Mars and Jupiter containing over a million rocks...

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Earthquakes triggered by underground fluid injection modelled for a tectonically active oil field

[Nature News and Views] Gas and oil extraction generates wealth — it can significantly boost the gross domestic product of a country. But water is also extracted with the hydrocarbons, and is often reinjected into the ground for disposal. Unfortunately, large-scale fluid injection can induce earthquakes1, potentially leading to the termination of extraction before the full economic...

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Did the Moon Ever Have a Magnetosphere?

[UniverseToday] In a few years, NASA will be sending astronauts to the Moon for the first time since the Apollo Era (1969-1972). As part of the Artemis Program, the long-term goal is to create the necessary infrastructure for a “sustained program of lunar exploration.” The opportunities this will present for lunar research are profound and will likely result in new discoveries...

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‘Totally new’ idea suggests longer days on early Earth set stage for complex life

[Science Magazine] Today, oxygen fuels much of life on Earth, but it wasn’t always that way. Three billion years ago, this gas was scarce in the atmosphere and oceans. Knowing why oxygen became plentiful could illuminate the evolution of our planet’s flora and fauna, but scientists have struggled to find an explanation satisfying to all. Now a research team...

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Job Opportunities

Internships, MSc and PhD positions

Position Employer Application deadline
Type: PhD Position
PhD fellow in Geochemistry/Geology at the Department of Geoscience and Natural Resource Management
Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
30 September 2021

PostDoctoral positions and Fellowships

Position Employer Application deadline
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoc in Reactive transport during off-axis hydrothermal circulation in seafloor basalts
University of Calgary Department of Geoscience, Canada
18 August 2021 or position open until filled
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Stable Isotope Geochemistry of Lunar Rocks
Freie Universität Berlin, Geological Sciences, Germany
Position open until filled
Type: PostDoctoral Position
PDRA Offer at University du Littoral Cote d’Opale (Northern France) in Marine biogeochemistry / Isotope geochemistry
Université du Littoral Cote d’Opale, France
15 August 2021 or position open until filled
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoctoral Researcher - Biomineral Capture and Enrichment of Rare Earth Elements
Geomicrobiology Laboratory, Dept of Earth Sciences, University of Delaware and Delaware Biotechnology Institute, United States
Position open until filled
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Research Associate (PostDoc/ Instrument Scientist ) in Electron Microscopy (f/m/x)
Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam German Research Centre for Geosciences , Germany
24 August 2021 or position open until filled
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoctoral fellow in Geochemistry/Geology at the Department of Geoscience and Natural Resource Management
Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen, Denmark
30 September 2021
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Two postdoctoral positions in geo/cosmochemistry on meteorites and petrology/mineralogy on micrometeorites
Free University of Brussels, Belgium
01 September 2021 or position open until filled

Faculty, Technical and other positions

Position Employer Application deadline
Type: Academic
PhD Studentship in Sedimentary Phosphate Deposition
University of Calgary Department of Geoscience, Canada
1 September 2021 or position open until filled
Type: Academic
Postdoctoral, PhD and MSc Positions - Microplastics fingerprinting at the watershed scale: from sources to receivers
University of Waterloo, Canada, Canada
Position open until filled
Type: Academic
Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Geochronology and Geochemistry
University of Geneva, Switzerland
31 August 2021
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