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EMRP Earth Magnetism & Rock Physics Division on Earth Magnetism & Rock Physics

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Division on Earth Magnetism & Rock Physics
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Division on Earth Magnetism & Rock Physics

President: Fabio Florindo (emrp@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Eric Font (font_eric@hotmail.com)
Deputy President: Sergio Vinciguerra (sergiocarmelo.vinciguerra@unito.it)

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/).

Recent awardees

David A. Lockner

David A. Lockner

  • 2022
  • Louis Néel Medal

The 2022 Louis Néel Medal is awarded to David A. Lockner for ground-breaking experimental contributions to understanding brittle rock failure, the frictional and transport properties of fault zones, and earthquake physics.


Richard K. Bono

Richard K. Bono

  • 2022
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2022 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Richard K. Bono for innovative and incisive work in palaeomagnetism, advancing our understanding of the geodynamo and geodynamics.


Kenneth P. Kodama

Kenneth P. Kodama

  • 2021
  • Petrus Peregrinus Medal

The 2021 Petrus Peregrinus Medal is awarded to Kenneth P. Kodama for fundamental contributions quantifying the physical mechanisms that control palaeomagnetic records in sedimentary rocks and for advancing the discipline of rock magnetic cyclostratigraphy.


François X. Passelègue

François X. Passelègue

  • 2021
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2021 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to François X. Passelègue for his outstanding research in the field of experimental rock physics and novel understanding of earthquake dynamic rupture nucleation and propagation, and frictional and ductile processes.


Lucille Carbillet

Lucille Carbillet

  • 2021
  • Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award

The 2021 Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award is awarded to Lucille Carbillet From monodisperse to polydisperse: the influence of grain size distribution on the mechanical behavior of porous synthetic rocks

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

In the April issue of The Loupe, Earth day is in the spotlight amidst the looming climate change crisis. Find out how EGU and fourteen other geoscience organisations around the world have committed to create a just and sustainable future for the planet. As EGU’s Early Career Scientist (ECS) Representative, Anita Di Chiara explains how ECS can get more involved in EGU and the scientific community.

A few weeks to go for EGU22, which takes place from 23-27 May 2022! Registration for on-site participation has now closed, however you can still register to join us virtually till 27 May 2022.

This issue also highlights some of the key science for policy sessions at EGU22, and includes the latest Journal Watch and GeoRoundup of April EGU journal highlights.

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