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Division on Geodynamics
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Division on Geodynamics

President: Jeroen van Hunen (gd@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Laetitia Le Pourhiet (laetitia.le_pourhiet@sorbonne-universite.fr)

Studies related to the Geodynamics Division include all aspects of geodynamic processes in the lithosphere, mantle, and core. They encompass different approaches, including observations, imaging, theory, modelling (numerical simulations and laboratory experiments), and interpretation. Examples include the dynamics of subduction, mid-ocean-ridge processes, vertical and horizontal plate movements driving mountain building and basin formation, lithosphere dynamics, mantle convection, and core dynamics.

Recent awardees

Taras Gerya

Taras Gerya

  • 2024
  • Augustus Love Medal

The 2024 Augustus Love Medal is awarded to Taras Gerya for his novel approach in using computational geodynamics to address outstanding tectonic and geodynamic questions in a way that reaches out to petrologists, geochemists, and structural geologists.


Anne Glerum

Anne Glerum

  • 2024
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2024 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Anne Glerum for her contributions in geodynamics, including providing new insight in the East African rift system, methodological advancement of geodynamic modelling techniques, and outstanding community service.


Thorsten W. Becker

Thorsten W. Becker

  • 2023
  • Augustus Love Medal

The 2023 Augustus Love Medal is awarded to Thorsten W. Becker for outstanding research contributions in regional and global geodynamics, seismology, tectonics, and earthquake source processes, and for scientific leadership and selfless service.


Ágnes Király

Ágnes Király

  • 2023
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2023 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Ágnes Király for her significant contributions in geodynamics, including contributions on viscous anisotropy in the mantle and new interactions between subduction and geological deformation and volcanism.


Philippa Slay

Philippa Slay

  • 2023
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2023 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Philippa Slay Observed Dynamic Topography and Cenozoic Magmatism of the Eastern Seaboard of Australia


Tinghong Zhou

Tinghong Zhou

  • 2023
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2023 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Tinghong Zhou Did the dynamo cease during the Ediacaran Period prior to inner core nucleation?

Latest posts from the GD blog

Geodynamics & Tectonics on-the-go

In 2020, we found ourselves fully immersed in the world of virtual seminar series, a trend that has continued since then. By that time, the blog team made a compilation of seminar series of interest to the Geodynamics community. Four years have passed bringing both new additions and some that have become inactive. It’s now time for an update! Here is a non-exhaustive list of recorded seminar series for your travels/commuting time or a bit of not-so-guilty procrastination. If there’s …


FEMR: An emerging “game changer” in predicting earthquakes and impending geohazards.

In this week’s blog, Shreeja Das, a Post Doctoral researcher at the Sami Shamoon College of Engineering, Ashdod, Israel working with Dr. Vladimir Frid, discusses her research involving the use of FEMR waves and its use as a tool in predicting impending geohazards , some of her results obtained using said technique to study transform fault activity along the Dead Sea Transform fault. Earthquakes have long been a source of fascination, dread, and curiosity. One of the longest-standing questions in …


Exploring the Evolution of Rift Magmatism through Numerical Modelling

Continental rifts are a striking manifestation of the forces at work in the Earth’s interior and are often associated with volcanic activity. Contrary to intuition, volcanism is not confined to rift grabens, but migrates as the rifts evolve. How and why this happens is still not clear. This week, Gaetano Ferrante from Rice University, Houston (USA) will share his research with us, showing how the interplay of tectonic stretching, rift deepening and sedimentation may solve the mystery. From the high …


The Sassy Scientist – To fly or to couch surf

One thing that the COVID pandemic has left us is the flexibility to attend a conference either in person or virtually. This has been the case for the last three editions of the EGU GA. As the deadline for an expected conference approaches, we face the dilemma of whether to attend it in person or opt for the virtual experience. Louis is asking: Should I fly to attend this conference or should I watch it from the comfortness of my …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

In our May Issue, it’s time to get your applications and submissions in for our various funding and grant applications! Apply for science communication, outreach and public engagement funding, grants to help you run a training school or small, subject specific conference or know a great science journalist who needs funds to write about a special geoscience project, make sure those applications are in by 17 June. Nominate your colleague for an EGU Award or Medal by 15 June, the process is probably easier than you think!

Also say hello to your new ECS Union Rep, Dan Evans get all your science graphic design questions answered by our EGUwebinar and don’t miss the next EGU Science for Policy Hangout and more, all in this month’s issue of ‘The Loupe’!

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