President: Angelo De Santis (email@example.com)
Deputy President: Fabio Florindo
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
We are thrilled to announce we received over 17,000 abstracts to the EGU
General Assembly 2019! We look forward to welcoming all participants in
Vienna on 7–12 April. Aside from many
exciting scientific sessions and events,
the meeting will have
more time for presentations and networking,
an illustrator and sculptor
as artists in residence, and much more.
We would also like to remind you that until 31 January, you can apply for the
General Assembly Mentoring Programme,
either as a mentor, if you are an experienced General Assembly attendee, or
as a mentee, if you are a first-timer at the meeting.
Until 15 February, you can enter the
Imaggeo Photo Contest for a chance to win
a free registration to next year’s General Assembly. You can also apply to
receive an EGU Public Engagement Grant
until 15 February, if you have a geoscience outreach project you’d like to
develop. Winners receive 1000 EUR and a free registration to next year's
Last but not the least, if you'd like to organise an
EGU Galileo Conference, a meeting
addressing a well-focused, cutting-edge topic at the frontier of geosciences
research, make sure to apply for funding by 28 February. The
first EGU Galileo Conference of 2019
will be on ‘Mass extinctions, recovery and resilience’ and is now accepting