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Division on Geodynamics

President: Jeroen van Hunen (gd@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Paul Tackley (ptackley@gmail.com)

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

Irina M. Artemieva

Irina M. Artemieva

  • 2021
  • Augustus Love Medal

The 2021 Augustus Love Medal is awarded to Irina M. Artemieva for her outstanding research contributions to our understanding of the complex processes that control the evolution, thermal structure, stability, and dynamic topography of the continental lithosphere.


Mark J. Hoggard

Mark J. Hoggard

  • 2021
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2021 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Mark J. Hoggard for outstanding research in connecting observations at the Earth’s surface to its deep interior.


Harro Schmeling

Harro Schmeling

  • 2020
  • Augustus Love Medal

The 2020 Augustus Love Medal is awarded to Harro Schmeling for his outstanding contributions to understanding the dynamics of the mantle, lithosphere and two-phase flow.


Tobias Keller

Tobias Keller

  • 2020
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2020 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Tobias Keller for outstanding scientific contributions related to understanding magma dynamics and igneous systems in the mantle and lithosphere, including the roles of volatiles and reactive flow.

Latest posts from the GD blog

The Sassy Scientist – Take Nothing For Granted

Frustrated that her peers have won prestigious grants, while she has no money in the bank whatsoever, Bonnie asks: How do I win a big grant? Dear Bonbon, Everybody knows that the only way to win a grant is by having already won grants. Or awards. I’m not picky. And don’t think that I am joking about this. I am dead serious. At the very least you should have something on your CV that makes you stand out from the …


Glitter and Geodes: Combining Social Media and Earth Sciences

Social media has become an important tool in science, for everything from getting your results out into the ether, recruiting students and faculty and to educating the masses. Content creators invite us into their world and this week we’re given behind-the-scenes access. PhD student Phylindia Gant from the University of Florida shares some pearls of wisdom to help us get started. Hi, I’m Philly! I am a scientist and the content creator behind Glitter and Geodes. I love creating content …


The Sassy Scientist – Bad Coffee

Worldwide scientific cooperations, international meetings, internet-based literature. In today’s world we are deeply interconnected and the leading expert on that obscure method or topic you need to make your proposal truly interdisciplinary is just one email away. After all, global problems require global efforts (and lots of cheap labor bright and motivated young minds). Fen has a question that naturally follows from the exciting state of the world we live in: With the globalization of science is it that different …


Thermodynamics and Geodynamics: The perfect couple? Part II

In January of this year, Bob Myhill wrote about the coupling of geodynamics and thermodynamics, and why this coupling is so valuable. This blog post, Juliane Dannberg follows up on this topic, looking at it from the geodynamics perspective. In other words, discussing the question: Where does it make a difference in geodynamic models if we include realistic thermodynamic models or not? In geodynamics, our equations are usually formulated in terms of temperature and pressure (rather than entropy and density). …

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