September 2022


Call for Sessions and Workshops open until 14 October

The Calls for Session and Workshop Proposals are now open and the submission deadline is 14 October 2022 (23:59 CET).

The European Association of Geochemistry and the Geochemical Society invite the entire geochemical community to shape another exciting science program by submitting suggestions for sessions advancing geochemistry and related disciplines.

Goldschmidt2023 will be once again organized as a hybrid meeting, welcoming delegates in Lyon and online, from 9 to 14 July. 

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Watch this short video prepared by the Organizing Committee, to discover more about the conference and the city of Lyon.

Society News

Nominations for 2023 Awards now open

Recognizing deserving scientists is at the core of EAG's mission. There are many discussions around the diversity of awardees, but as highlighted by Derek Vance, EAG President, in the blog post “EAG needs you to nominate a colleague for an award today!”, the key issue is the lack of nominations.

The EAG Award Nomination Committee is currently working hard to identify potential candidates and nominators, but we need the help of all the community to create a diverse pool of candidates.

Nomination deadline for Fellows: 31 October
Nomination deadline for Urey, Science Innovation and Houtermans Awards: 15 November

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EAG Annual General Assembly on Wednesday 5 October

The EAG Annual General Meeting will be held on Zoom on Wednesday 5 October at 16:00 CET (Paris) / 15:00 London / 10:00 New York / 07:00 Los Angeles / 22:00 Beijing. This is an opportunity to find out more about EAG, Goldschmidt conferences and more, and ask any questions you may have.

EAG Members will soon receive an invitation to register for the AGM.

About EAG

Outreach Lecture Program in Africa

After two years of interruption due to the pandemic, the EAG-GS Outreach Program is back and we are very excited to announce that Sebastian Doetterl, a physical geographer with a special focus on soil development, will be visiting 4 institutions in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda this November.

This program is entirely funded by EAG and GS to promote geochemistry in under-represented regions of the world. 


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New GS-EAG Virtual Mentoring Program

Geochemists, depending on their location, may have limited access to the resources, opportunities, or expertise necessary to fulfill their professional goals.

This program aims to connect these professionals with mentors across the globe who can assist, guide, and provide insights to aid in achieving these goals. For a start, the program will focus on three activities and will be dedicated to geochemists from low-income or lower middle-income countries as defined by the World Bank.  Read more and apply as mentee or mentor.

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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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Communications and Editorial Assistant Position at EAG

The EAG is looking for a self-employed individual based in Europe to assist with administration, communications and editorial tasks. Candidates should be native or bilingual English speakers. View all details

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Citations and Acceptances of 2022 EAG Awards

The 2022 EAG Awards were presented at Goldschmidt2022 and you can now find the citations and acceptances online.

Urey Award: Citation by Vincent Salters and Acceptance by William White
Science Innovation Award: Citation by Janet Hering and Acceptance by Lenny Winkel
Houtermans Award: Citation by Andrew Putnis and Acceptance by Raffaella Demichelis

2022 EAG Medallists

EAG Co-sponsored Event: Forming and Exploring Habitable Worlds

The Inaugural Forming and Exploring Habitable Worlds Meeting (Edinburgh, 7-13 November 2022) is open for late registration until 21 October. Late submissions of abstracts will be considered by the committee. 

Just ten places remain on this event's Retreat to Gartmore House, Stirlingshire! This retreat has a focus on continuing professional development and supports a number of activities and interactions with invited facilitators beneficial to broad and inclusive career perspectives, including a specialist CV clinic. 

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EAG Members Forum

EAG Members: share your thoughts about hybrid conferences

The EAG Members Forum is a valuable resource and networking tool for the community. If you are a current EAG member, simply log in to the Membership Platform, then head to the forum to check out the latest posts and get involved in the discussions. 

Featured this month: share your thoughts on hybrid conferences in the 'Conferences and Events' category, and check out other new posts in the 'Resources' section!

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EAG Blogosphere

Academia–Industry Transitions: Q & A with Hauke Vollstaedt

[Interview by EAG Communications Committee] The EAG Communications Committee recently interviewed three geochemists who made the move from academia to industry, to find out how they made the transition and to ask their advice for others in the community. Here, we hear from Hauke Vollstaedt, Product Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

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Microbiobial Ecology at ISME18: An EAG Sponsored Student Reports Back

[By Margaret Cramm] I am a PhD student studying the affect of permafrost thaw on microorganisms in permafrost in Svalbard. Like many ecology studies, my work brings together many topics such as biology, geography, geology, and climate. This August I was excited to attend and present my work at a leading conference in the field of microbial ecology, ISME18...

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Important Dates and Deadlines

EAG and Goldschmidt deadlines

1 October: EAG Early Career Science Ambassador application deadline

1 December: EAG Student Sponsorship application deadline

14 October: Goldschmidt2023: Session and Workshop submission deadline

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Other geochemistry related events

15 October: Silica School: “Silica: from stardust to the living world” (SPOC) registration deadline

21 October: Forming and Exploring Habitable Worlds (co-sponsored by the EAG) registration deadline

2 November: AGU Fall Meeting 2022 early registration deadline

20 November: IAVCEI 2023 Scientific Assembly early registration deadline

Ongoing Weekly: Pal(a)eo PERCS

Ongoing Weekly: Seds Online

Ongoing Weekly: Ore Deposits Hub - Open Geoscience Talks

Ongoing Fortnightly: Astrochemistry Discussions

Ongoing: Climate Now - Live conversations with climate experts

Ongoing: Gneiss Chats - Free geoscience podcast series

Ongoing: MicroSeminars - Microbiology seminar series

View all events

New in Geochemical Perspectives Letters

Origin of radiogenic 129Xe variations in carbonaceous chondrites 

Carbonaceous chondrites are pristine witnesses of the formation of the solar system. Among them, the carbon-rich Tarda and Tagish Lake meteorites are thought to have sampled very distant regions of the outer circumsolar disk (Hiroi et al., 2001 ). Here, we...

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Siderophores and the formation of cerium anomalies in anoxic environments 

Microbes and plants affect the mobility of trace elements and may have done so since the onset of “life” on Earth. The recognition of such bio-effects on early Earth or Mars remains challenging and the impact of organisms on element mobilisation...

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Geochemistry Making the News

World on brink of five ‘disastrous’ climate tipping points, study finds

[The Guardian] The climate crisis has driven the world to the brink of multiple “disastrous” tipping points, according to a major study. It shows five dangerous tipping points may already have been passed due to the 1.1C of global heating caused by...

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Can oceans save us? Part I: Using oceans to pull more CO2 from the air [Podcast]

[ClimateNow] More than 4 billion years ago, when Earth was still in its infancy, the atmosphere held more than 100,000 times the amount of CO2 it does today. Ever so slowly, that CO2 was absorbed into the oceans, where it reacted with rocks of...

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Why once-gold ceilings in Spain’s Alhambra palace have purple stains

[Science News] Once upon a time, Spain’s hilltop Alhambra palace glittered with gold. Over the centuries, though, the Islamic citadel’s ornate, gilded structures on its ceilings and elsewhere fell into disrepair, with curious purple splotches...

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Diamonds on Uranus: How it may be raining million-carat jewels on icy planets

[EuroNews] Diamonds are one of the most sought after commodities on Earth, due to their beauty, utility in industrial processes, and of course their scarcity. Taking millions - even billions - of years to form deep within the Earth, we only...

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Forest fires burn twice as many trees as two decades ago, report finds

[Washington Post] Forest fires are burning nearly twice as many trees as they did just two decades ago, according to a study from the University of Maryland’s Global Land Analysis and Discovery (UMD’s GLAD) laboratory. Researchers found...

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Job Opportunities

Internships, MSc and PhD positions

PositionEmployerApplication deadline
Type: PhD Position
PhD position in Experimental Geochemistry
University of Münster, Germany
15 September 2022 or position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
MSc and PhD Opportunity at University of Waterloo
University of Waterloo, Canada
Position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
Ph.D. position in Chemistry with focus on Planetary Geochemistry and Spectroscopy
Umeå University, Sweden
23 September 2022
Type: PhD Position
The role of the atmosphere in shaping and sustaining microbial communities on glaciers
Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
03 October 2022 or position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
Supercritical CO2 REactivity in polymineralic-fluid systems (SCORE)
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
30 September 2022
Type: PhD Position
PhD - Surface diffusion processes on magnetic nanoparticles via neutron scattering
RWTH Aachen University, Germany
30 September 2022
Type: PhD Position
Global weathering rates and sediment fluxes during early Cenozoic hothouse climates
University College Dublin, Ireland
12 August 2022 or position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
Heavy Stable Isotope Geochemistry (Subduction Cycles and Link to Atmosphere-Ocean Evolution)
Andalusian Earth Sciences Institute, Spain
15 October 2022
Type: PhD Position
PhD in mantle petrology (Quantifying the thickness of the cratonic lithosphere over time)
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
01 August 2022 or position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
PhD in mantle petrology (Quantifying the melting conditions of Archaean peridotites)
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
01 August 2022 or position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
PhD position to investigate microbial nitrogen cycling in an aquifer in Vietnam
The Environmental Microbiology Laboratory (EML), at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland
30 October 2022

PostDoctoral positions and Fellowships

PositionEmployerApplication deadline
Type: Research Associate
Experimental Mineral Physics
University of Münster, Germany
15 October 2022 or position open until filled
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Planetary Science
University of Manchester, United Kingdom
21 September 2022
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoctoral fellowship (2 years) in Planetary Geochemistry and Spectroscopy
Umeå University, Sweden
30 September 2022
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Senior Postdoctoral Researcher in Geochemistry
The University of Vienna, Austria
20 September 2022
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Geochronology
British Geological Survey , United Kingdom
18 September 2022
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Research Fellow in experimental petrology (PDRA2)
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
01 August 2022 or position open until filled

EAG Partners

IAVCEI 2023 - Registration now open

IAVCEI 2023, the Scientific Assembly of the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior, will take place in Rotorua, New Zealand from 30 January – 3 February 2023.

Registration is now open: register by 20 November 2022 to take advantage of the early bird rates. 

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