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Division on Geodynamics

President: Paul Tackley (gd@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Jeroen van Hunen (jeroen.van-hunen@durham.ac.uk)

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

Edgar M. Parmentier

Edgar M. Parmentier

  • 2018
  • Augustus Love Medal

The 2018 Augustus Love Medal is awarded to Edgar M. Parmentier for outstanding research in the fundamental geodynamical processes of sea-floor spreading, melt extraction and crustal formation, and the application of geodynamical principles to flow in the mantle.


Thibault Duretz

Thibault Duretz

  • 2018
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award

The 2018 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award is awarded to Thibault Duretz for his fundamental contributions to understanding slab detachment, shear zones, passive-margin formation, obduction and development of new numerical algorithms.


Barry E. Parsons

Barry E. Parsons

  • 2017
  • Augustus Love Medal

The 2017 Augustus Love Medal is awarded to Barry E. Parsons for his contributions to marine geophysics, mantle convection and continental tectonics.


Nicolas Flament

Nicolas Flament

  • 2017
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award

The 2017 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award is awarded to Nicolas Flament for his contribution to understanding global mantle dynamics by combining geodynamic and seismic models with geological data and field observations.


Ludovic Räss

Ludovic Räss

  • 2017
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Ludovic Räss M2Di: MATLAB 2-D Stokes solvers using the Finite Difference method.

Latest posts from the GD blog

Work-life balance: insights from geodynamicists

Work-life balance: insights from geodynamicists

Maintaining a good work-life balance is essential for a steady career and happy life in academia. However, like with all good things, it is not easy. In this new Wit & Wisdom post, Jessica Munch, PhD student at ETH Zürich, explores how to achieve a good work-life balance. Research is a truly amazing occupation, especially in geodynamics (okay, that might be a bit biased…). However, disregarding the position you have academia, research is also a job asking for a lot …


Rheological Laws: Atoms on the Move

Rheological Laws: Atoms on the Move

The Geodynamics 101 series serves to showcase the diversity of research topics and methods in the geodynamics community in an understandable manner. We welcome all researchers – PhD students to Professors – to introduce their area of expertise in a lighthearted, entertaining manner and touch upon some of the outstanding questions and problems related to their fields. For our first ‘101’ for 2018, we have an entry by postdoctoral researcher Elvira Mulyukova from Yale University about rheology and deformation occurring …


From hot to cold – 7 peculiar planets around the star TRAPPIST-1

Apart from Earth, there are a lot of Peculiar Planets out there! Every 8 weeks, give or take, we look at a planetary body or system worthy of our geodynamic attention. When the discovery of additional Earth-sized planets within the TRAPPIST-1 system was revealed last year, bringing the total to 7 planets, it captured the minds of audiences far and wide. This week, two of the authors from a 2017 Nature Astronomy study on the TRAPPIST-1 planets, Lena Noack from …


Happy new year!

Happy new year!

It’s 2018! Another year to finally publish that paper, finish your PhD, find a new job, finish that project, and be happy! The EGU Geodynamics Blog Team is looking forward to keep brightening your Wednesday mornings with the most interesting and funny blog posts. In this first post, we wish you all, of course, a happy new year! I wish everyone a very happy, productive, writing-guilt-free 2018 with lots of publications, funding, success, and happiness! Wishing everybody a happy, inspiring …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

We are excited to announce we received over 17,000 EGU 2018 General Assembly abstracts! We look forward to welcoming all participants in Vienna on 8–13 April.

We would also like to remind you that until tomorrow, 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, if you have a geoscience outreach project you’d like to develop. Winners receive 1000 EUR and a free registration to next year's General Assembly.

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.