President: Fabio Florindo (email@example.com)
Deputy President: vacant
The Earth is a dynamical planet: its interiors’ electro-magnetism and physical properties contribute to this exciting property of our planet. The Earth Magnetism & Rock Physics (EMRP) Division addresses the experimental, theoretical and modeling approaches of fundamental solid-Earth and magneto-hydrodynamic processes that extend from the Earth’s surface to the core. A continuous demand for a better understanding of the magneto-hydrodynamic and physical processes responsible for the Earth’s magnetic field spatial and temporal variability is required. Theoretical and experimental aspects of rock physics, environmental magnetism, magnetic anomalies and plate tectonic reconstructions, magnetic polarity reversals, petrophysical assessment throughout physical, mechanical and magnetic properties, electrical conductivity and transport properties of the Earth’s crust and mantle are some of the key topics of research of our ‘living planet’ to which this division is dedicated.
The division awards the Louis Néel and the Petrus Peregrinus medals for outstanding contributions to geomagnetism, palaeomagnetism and rock physics.
In line with EGU and the other divisions, EMRP is actively trying to engage with early career scientists (ECS). The ECS representative of EMRP division is working with the other divisions ECS representatives to improve visibility of ECS concerns, as well as, help out with any ECS related issues (e.g. first attendance at EGU General Assembly and how to organize sessions). Check out the ECS section for more information (http://www.egu.eu/ecs/) or contact directly the ECS representative of EMRP division (see at http://www.egu.eu/emrp/structure/).
- Petrus Peregrinus Medal
The 2019 Petrus Peregrinus Medal is awarded to
Catherine Kissel for outstanding contributions in palaeomagnetism, applied to understanding the Earth’s magnetic field, palaeoclimate, palaeoceanography and the geodynamic evolution of the Mediterranean margins.
The 2019 Louis Néel Medal is awarded to
Chris Marone for seminal contributions to the understanding of fault mechanics and earthquake generating processes, and for innovation in experimental techniques and apparatus development.
The 2018 Louis Néel Medal is awarded to
Harry W. Green II for his seminal contributions to the mechanism of deep-focus earthquakes, rock rheology, mantle dynamics and the dramatic improvement of a solid pressure-medium apparatus.
- Petrus Peregrinus Medal
The 2018 Petrus Peregrinus Medal is awarded to
Mioara Mandea for defining the nature of the geomagnetic field, particularly abrupt changes in secular variation known as geomagnetic jerks, and for advancing observatory and satellite data collection and analysis.
- Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award
The 2018 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award is awarded to
Marco M. Scuderi for his exceptional seminal contributions to our understanding of fault mechanics and earthquake physics via important fundamental advances and high-quality papers on a broad range of problems on rock physics.
- Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award
The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to
Katarzyna Dudzisz Rock magnetism of the Lower Triassic sedimentary rocks from Spitsbergen
Current issue of the EGU newsletter
Earlier this month, we hosted a record-breaking number of participants (over
16,000) at our annual EGU General Assembly in Vienna. The meeting included
over 16,000 poster, oral and PICO presentations in over 650 sessions, as well
as a number of popular short courses and side events. We are grateful to all
participants, including conveners, the EGU Programme Committee, Copernicus
Meetings, conference assistants, exhibitors, and ACV and EGU office staff,
for making the meeting a success. If you participated in the meeting, we
especially welcome your suggestions
and feedback (deadline: 9 June), which will be instrumental in ensuring an
even more successful General Assembly next year (3–8 May 2020, Vienna).
Of special highlight at the meeting was a session on ‘Science, Politics and
European (dis)integration: A Conversation of Geoscientists with Ilaria Capua
and Mario Monti’, which motivated the EGU to issue a declaration supporting a united Europe for
the benefit of global scientific research.
In other news this month, the EGU launched
a new journal, Geochronology, as well as a science-policy
competition for early career scientists (deadline: 15 May). We also ran an
extraordinary election, which saw Claudio
Zaccone elected as SSS Division President.
Finally, we would like to remind you that we are currently accepting nominations for the
2020 EGU awards and medals, including for the new Angela Croome Award and Katia and Maurice Krafft Award. To promote
the best deserving geoscientists from around the world and increase diversity
in the group of EGU awardees and medallists, we encourage the EGU membership
to consider gender, geographical, and cultural balance when nominating
outstanding Earth, planetary and space scientists at various career stages.
Please consider submitting a nomination by 15 June.