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Goldschmidt2021 is just around the corner

With the Science Workshops and Early Career Events starting next week, this 31st Goldschmidt conference is really just around the corner.

From Monday 28 June, all uploaded e-presentations will be available, the Attendee List will be published so that delegates can start connecting with one another, and SpatialChat, the conference networking platform, will open to all registrants.

If you are a presenting author and have not registered yet, please remember to register asap.
And even if you are not presenting at the conference, it is still possible to register to have access to the full science program and all events taking place.

Conference Program

What will Goldschmidt2021 Virtual look like?

Of course, this year's virtual conference will not be the same as an onsite meeting, but we have designed this conference to be as interactive as possible and provide lots of discussion and networking opportunities, while taking presenter time zones into account.

From 5-9 July, all presentations will take place live on Zoom (for 2h30 twice a day) and wherever possible, discussion time has been scheduled. In addition, follow up discussions can continue on SpatialChat, a platform designed for making networking easy and fun.

Lots of fun social and networking events will also take place on SpatialChat, starting with the Icebreaker and a concert from geo-rock band 'Double Scotch' on Monday 5 July!

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Diversity, Inclusion and Equity at Goldschmidt2021

The EAG and GS are committed to providing a safe, open, accessible, and respectful environment at Goldschmidt2021 and all participants are required to accept and follow the Goldschmidt Code of Conduct.

Specifically, the DEI Committee has organized a number of events during the conference:

Inclusion & Accessibility

Society News

New 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.

Geochemical Perspectives is an EAG open access publication. The print version of this issue will soon be mailed to EAG members who opted to receive the print copy.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: tackling under-representation and recognition of talents in Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry

An invited review is now available that probes the nature of the awards bestowed by the European Association of Geochemistry and the Geochemical Society. This work critically evaluates inequities and suggests a number of reforms to improve inclusion and accessibility for all geochemists. Related presentations on this topic, and community demographics, along with opportunities for Q&A and exchange of ideas in chat forums shall take place at the 2021 Goldschmidt meeting.

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Important Dates and Deadlines

EAG and Goldschmidt2021 deadlines

25 June: Goldschmidt2021 E-presentation upload deadline for presenting authors - All other presentation formats (PPTX or PDF format)
25 June: Goldschmidt2021 Slide upload deadline for Flash Talk presenters

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Other geochemistry related event deadlines

20 July: GSA 2021 abstract deadline
4 August: AGU Fall Meeting 2021 abstract 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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EAG Blogosphere

Professional Culture: Let’s Talk Tackling of Inequity, Injustice, and Absent Talent

As detailed among both previous contributions to this blog and community discussions (Berhe et al., 2020; Cooperdock et al., 2020; Hori, 2020; Marin-Spiotta et al., 2020; Riches, 2020; Riches et al. 2021 and references therein) much evidence demonstrates that scientific excellence suffers from our failings to attract and retain the full array of talent and ways of thinking represented across the globe.

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New in Geochemical Perspectives Letters

Rise of major subaerial landmasses about 3.0 to 2.7 billion years ago

The emergence of subaerial landmasses should have inevitably modulated the chemical composition of the atmosphere-ocean and long term climate. However, it remains controversial when major subaerial landmasses first emerged in Earth’s history. Here we show that...

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The pressure-induced local structural change around tungsten in silicate glass 

Tungsten is one of the key elements to understand the conditions and timing of planetary core formation. While the metal-silicate partitioning of tungsten has been extensively studied, the effects of pressure and silicate melt composition have been controversial. Here we have investigated...

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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

Podcast: Nyiragongo Eruption and Mercury in Greenland Glaciers

[BBC] The latest Nyiragongo eruption was not entirely unexpected, the volcano’s lava lake inside the crater had been building up for years. Local volcanologists say it was only a matter of time before an eruption occurred.

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The Earth has a pulse -- a 27.5-million-year cycle of geological activity

[Science Daily] Geologic activity on Earth appears to follow a 27.5-million-year cycle, giving the planet a "pulse," according to a new study published in the journal Geoscience Frontiers.

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California’s fire-fanning Santa Ana winds may not get any better with climate change

[Science Mag] The howling hot Santa Ana winds that funnel into Southern California every fall are a fixture of the West Coast experience. Underneath cloudless skies, winds arrive from the high desert mountains to the east...

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Europe picks categories for three flagship space missions

[Science] The biggest space missions gestate for the longest time. Today, the European Space Agency (ESA) revealed the three broad science themes it wants to pursue for large-scale missions of €1 billion or more that would launch between 2035 and 2050.

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What’s the Connection Between the Chemistry of a Star and the Formation of its Planets?

[Universe Today] An instrument on Nasa's Perseverance rover on Mars has made oxygen from the planet's carbon dioxide atmosphere. […] The oxygen generation was performed by a toaster-sized unit in the rover called Moxie - the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment.

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What is mica and why are people protesting over it?

[Irish Times] Micas are types of minerals found in the ground and in rocks excavated in quarries. Muscovite, biotite and phlogopite are the three most common mica group minerals found in rocks, and consequently in building blocks.

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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
Type: PhD Position
PhD fellowship on the 'Redox reactivity of Selenium in environmental geomedia'
ISTerre, CNRS & Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France
30 June 2021
Type: PhD Position
Cerium isotopic composition of the upper mantle
University Clermont-Auvergne, France
20 May 2021 or position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
Hydrogen in anisotropic clay mesopores: structural, thermodynamical and dynamical features
Laboratoire de Physique des Solides (LPS), Orsay, France
Position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
Tracing the Archean Earth in modern ocean basalts from multiple sulfur isotopes signatures
Position open until filled

PostDoctoral positions and Fellowships

Position Employer Application deadline
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Research Associate (PostDoc/ Instrument Scientist ) in Electron Microscopy (f/m/x)
Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam German Research Centre for Geosciences , Germany
10 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
Post-doctoral position in isotope geochemistry
University of Bayreuth - Bavarian Geoinstitute, Germany
Position open until filled
Type: PostDoctoral Position
University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
29 June 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
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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