Goldschmidt Conferences

Goldschmidt2023: Photographs, Plenary Lectures and Medal Lectures Now Available

Recordings of this year's distinguished Plenary lectures and Medal lectures are available to all on the Goldschmidt YouTube Channel, and photographs from the conference can be viewed here.

Goldschmidt2023 in the News

Research at Goldschmidt2023 was widely reported in the international media. View press releases issued at the conference and read a selection of related news articles below and in the Press Corner.

Huge granite 'body' on far side of the moon offers clues to ancient lunar volcanoes -

Microplastics found in the soil on farms used to grow crops - New Scientist

World’s oldest known glaciers found under South Africa’s gold fields - Courthouse News

Large parts of the Moon are much older than previously thought, scientists say - The Independent

Goldschmidt2024: Save the Dates!

Next year’s Goldschmidt Conference will take place August 18-23, 2024 in Chicago, Illinois, USA and online. The themes are now set and we invite the community to submit session and workshop proposals beginning September 1. The deadline for proposals is October 31, 2023.

Society News

Global Geoscience Societies: Early Career Survey

The Early Career and Student Communities Survey has been put together by 13 geoscience societies and is designed to help societies understand the career aspirations and challenges for students and early career professionals interested in Earth and Space Science. Simply scan the QR code above to access the survey, or use this link
The survey will remain open from now through December 2023.

Invite the 2023 Distinguished Lecturer to your institution this autumn

For the 2023 Distinguished Lecture Tour, Dr. Sandra Arndt (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium) will present three lectures covering different aspects of carbon cycle-climate feedbacks and their role in determining the magnitude and pace of climate change.

If your institution is based in Central or Eastern Europe and you would like to invite Dr. Arndt to present one or two lectures this fall, please contact the EAG Office.

EAG Student Sponsorship: apply by 1 September

The EAG Student Sponsorship Program provides support for in-person participation at geochemistry-related conferences, workshops and summer schools held in Europe, or online participation at events held anywhere in the world. Successful applicants will receive sponsorship of up to 500 euros to cover registration, abstract fees, and travel expenses where applicable. Applicants may be based in any country.

Next application deadline: 1 September

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and apply

EAG Early Career Science Ambassador Program: apply by 1 October

The Early Career Science Ambassador Program provides up to 1500€ (50% of total expenses) for early career scientists (final stages of PhD or up to 6 years post-PhD) based in Europe to attend conferences held outside Europe (except Goldschmidt). For online attendance, the award covers abstract and registration fees and the program is open to applicants based in any country for a conference held in any country.

Next application deadline: 1 October

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and apply

EAG Blogosphere

Non-academic careers in geochemistry and related topics

[By Thaïs Couasnon] Why do you wake up in the morning? I am deeply convinced that professional success depends on two key parameters: passion and awareness. Passion is keeping the inner fire burning as soon as you wake up...

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Rachael Moore, Consultant at the World Bank

[Interview by Thaïs Couasnon] What is your job? I wear two hats currently. I am a Senior Energy Consultant at the World Bank. In this role, I internally support their work on industrial decarbonization and CCUS. It is interesting and dynamic...

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EAG sponsored student Maëlle Villani breaks the ice at the 6th European Conference on Permafrost

[By Maëlle Villani] My participation at the 6th European Conference on Permafrost (EUCOP 2023, Puigcerdà, Spain) was a big opportunity to share my work on European permafrost thanks to my poster entitled: “Flow-path changes in permafrost...

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Important Dates and Deadlines

EAG and Goldschmidt deadlines

1 September: EAG Student Sponsorship application deadline

1 October: EAG Early Career Science Ambassador application deadline

31 October: Goldschmidt2024 Session and Workshop proposal submission deadline

View deadlines

Other geochemistry related events

27 August: GeothermiX abstract deadline

1 September: IMOG 2023: 31st International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry registration deadline

9 September: SIMP, SGI, SOGEI, AIV Joint Congress closure of online registration

13 September: GSA Connects 2023 early registration deadline

Ongoing Weekly: Pal(a)eo PERCS

Ongoing Monthly: Serpentine Days

Ongoing: Climate Now - Live conversations with climate experts

Ongoing: Gneiss Chats - Free geoscience podcast series

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New in Geochemical Perspectives Letters

Vivianite-parasymplesite solid solution: A sink for arsenic in ferruginous environments?

Vivianite, a hydrated ferrous phosphate [FeII3(PO4)2 · 8 H2O] that forms in oxygen-poor, but Fe2+-rich conditions is important in nutrient cycling in anoxic environments. In natural vivianites, isomorphic substitution...

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A whole-lithosphere view of continental growth

Continental crust is a defining feature of Earth; yet, the mechanisms that control its growth remain hotly debated. Many approaches to estimating crustal growth focus solely on a single mineral—zircon, while constraints...

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Fast REE re-distribution in mantle clinopyroxene via reactive melt infiltration

Melt-mineral interactions may strongly affect the mineralogy and chemistry of the upper mantle. Although the grain-scale processes governing the interaction have been theoretically investigated, the efficiency...

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Dust transport enhanced land surface weatherability in a cooling world

The weatherability of exposed silicate rocks drives the efficiency of climatic feedback on the geological carbon cycle through silicate weathering. However, the controls and evolution of land surface...

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Geochemistry Making the News

Why do diamonds erupt from Earth’s depths? Scientists have the answer

[The Guardian] Powerful volcanic eruptions that blast diamonds high into the sky and scatter the precious stones across the Earth’s surface have long mystified researchers. But now, scientists have worked out what unfolds more than 100 miles...

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A crucial system of ocean currents is heading for a collapse that ‘would affect every person on the planet’ 

[CNN] A vital system of ocean currents could collapse within a few decades if the world continues to pump out planet-heating pollution, scientists are warning – an event that would be catastrophic for global weather and “affect every person on...

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Boomerang meteorite may be the 1st space rock to leave Earth and return

[] A dark reddish-brown stone, picked up from the Sahara desert in Morocco a few years ago, appears to be an Earth rock that was flung into space where it stayed for thousands of years before returning home – surprisingly intact...

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The Anthropocene: Canadian lake mud 'symbolic of human changes to Earth'

[The BBC] Crawford Lake, a small body of water in Ontario, Canada, is being put forward as the location that best records humanity's impacts on Earth. Scientists are trying to define a new geological time period to recognise the changes we've ...

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The crystal mush paradigm: What we learn from mid-oceanic ridges

[VIPS Commission, blog series] From Melt to Mush. The global vision of magma plumbing systems is undergoing a progressive, yet significant revolution. Instead of a large melt-filled magma chamber, natural data indicates that magma is rather...

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Job Opportunities

Internships, MSc and PhD positions

PositionEmployerApplication deadline
Type: PhD Position
PhD Fellow in Environmental (Bio)Geochemistry / Mineralogy Reference Number 8243
German Research Centre for Geosciences, GFZ Potsdam, helmholtz Centre Potsdam, Germany
21 October 2023
Type: PhD Position
IMPRS PhD positions in Solar System Science
Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Göttingen, Germany
01 October 2023
Type: PhD Position
Volatiles during Terrestrial Evolution (VolTE)
European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, France
Position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
10 PhD positions available across Europe on H2 underground storage (geochemistry, microbiology, rock mechanic, reservoir engineering, reactive transport modelling, high pressure experiments)
The SHINE European Doctoral Network is shared among 6 universities across Europe (Napoli, Grenoble, Delpht, Edinburgh, Barcelona), France
23 June 2023 or position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
Condensation of elements in the conditions of underground nuclear explosions: experiments and numerical simulations
ENS Lyon, France
30 August 2023 or position open until filled

PostDoctoral positions and Fellowships

PositionEmployerApplication deadline
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Research Fellow in thermodynamic modelling
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
02 October 2023 or position open until filled
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoctoral Scientist Position in Biogeochemical Controls on Critical Element Behavior
Washington University in St. Louis, United States
15 September 2023 or position open until filled
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoctoral Research Associate I
University of Arizona, United States
Position open until filled
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoctoral Researcher
West Virginia University, United States
Position open until filled
Type: PostDoctoral Position
CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Molecular Simulation of Mineral Carbonation Reactions
CSIRO, Australia
18 September 2023
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Research Associate (Post Doc) mineral-microbe interface reactions (f_m_x)
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany
12 September 2023 or position open until filled
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoctoral researcher in isotope geochemistry
University of Houston, United States
31 August 2023
Type: Research Associate
Research Fellow in Critical Metal bearing granites @ University of St Andrews
University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
31 August 2023
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Atmosphere Microbial Habitability Modelling
Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
25 August 2023
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Positions “PostDoc” (F/H) in the field of electron microscopy- and synchrotron-assisted investigations of microbial-mineral interactions
The Center for Molecular Biophysics (CBM), Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire, CNRS - Orléans, France
26 August 2023 or position open until filled
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoc in isotope geochemistry in Brussels
Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
01 September 2023 or position open until filled
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoc in phosphorite diagenesis and ancient ocean chemistry
University of Calgary Reactive Transport Group, Canada
15 July 2023 or position open until filled
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoc in stable isotopes and reaction kinetics
Indiana Univ, United States
Position open until filled
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Post-doctoral Fellow in modelling the boundless carbon cycle, Dept. of Geography
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
31 December 2023 or position open until filled

Faculty, Technical and other positions

PositionEmployerApplication deadline
Type: Faculty
Canada Research Chair Tier 1 in Isotope Geochemistry and Geochronology
University of British Columbia, Canada
01 December 2023
Type: Academic
Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Solar System Geophysics & Atmospheres or Solid Earth Geology & Geophysics
California Institute of Technology, United States
Position open until filled
Type: Other
Principal Exploration Geochemist
Boliden Mines, Sweden
17 September 2023
Type: Other
Executive Editor of Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
The Geochemical Society and the Meteoritical Society, United States
01 October 2023 or position open until filled
Type: Academic
Geosciences Research Division - Junior/Assistant/Associate/Full Specialist
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, United States
31 December 2023
Type: Faculty
Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Critical Mineral Systems
Lakehead University, Canada
30 June 2023 or position open until filled

EAG Partners

ISEB-ISSM 2023 - Registration 30 August

The 2nd Joint Symposium of the International Societies for Environmental Biogeochemistry & Subsurface Microbiology 2023 will be held in Banff Canada on the 22-28 October. With the theme "The Biogeosphere Above and Below our Feet: Towards a Better Understanding of Sustainability in the Environment, Now and in the Future". 

Registration: 30 August
EAG member discount available

More info

SIMP, SGI, SOGEI, AIV Joint Congress

The Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology (SIMP), the Italian Geological Society (SGI), the Italian Society of Geochemistry (SOGEI) and the Italian Association of Volcanology (AIV) invite you to attend their Joint Congress in Potenza (Italy), 19-21 September with the theme "The Geoscience paradigm: Resources, Risks and future perspectives".

Closure of online registration: 9 September
EAG member discount available

More info

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