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GMPV Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology Division on Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology

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Division on Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology
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Division on Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology

President: Holly J. Stein (gmpv@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Marian Holness (marian@esc.cam.ac.uk)

The disciplines Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology, and Volcanology (GMPV) are the nexus of Earth processes. The GMPV Division addresses the chemical and physical properties of minerals that build our planet and their impacts on humanity and Earth’s habitability. The topics that fall under the GMPV purview include volcanic unrest and eruption; formation and evolution of continental crust; the role of atmospheric composition in habitability, via the geochemical record linked to mass extinctions; and the chemistry of the deep Earth, from mantle to core, including isotope geochemistry and radiometric dating. The science covered by GMPV also includes ocean chemistry and its control by ocean floor magmatism, weathering and erosion of continental crust, or cosmic input. The GMPV scope includes the traceability of fluid migration within the Earth through the study of ore deposits, geothermal systems as well as modifications of deep-seated rocks. In sum, the disciplines encompassed by the GMPV Division collectively describe the workings of complex and inter-connected systems in the Earth, providing the opportunity to speculate about other potentially habitable planets.


The GMPV division collaborates with the VGP division of the American Geophysical Union, and with professional societies like the European Association of Geochemistry and the European Mineralogical Union.

Are you looking for a job within the GMPV see the Job listing sub page here.

Recent awardees

Kei Hirose

Kei Hirose

  • 2024
  • Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal

The 2024 Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal is awarded to Kei Hirose for outstanding research, combining innovative experimental and analytical techniques, on the behaviour and evolution of the Earth’s deep interior.


Yanhao Lin

Yanhao Lin

  • 2024
  • Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists

The 2024 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists is awarded to Yanhao Lin for groundbreaking research on lunar magma ocean crystallisation, and experimental and theoretical work to quantify water contents and volatile cycling from deep mantle to near surface.


Susan L. S. Stipp

Susan L. S. Stipp

  • 2023
  • Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal

The 2023 Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal is awarded to Susan L. S. Stipp in recognition of her fundamental research and unique applications of nano-geochemistry and mineralogy.


Xin Zhong

Xin Zhong

  • 2023
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2023 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Xin Zhong for outstanding research in the field of elastic thermobarometry, resulting in many novel applications including the characterization of frictional melts formed during faulting, metamorphism in the deep crust, and the timing of kimberlite ascent.


Alessia Tagliaferri

Alessia Tagliaferri

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

The 2023 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Alessia Tagliaferri Garnet compositional re-adjustment: cooling rate constraint in metapelites from the Lepontine dome (Central European Alps)


Bartosz Puzio

Bartosz Puzio

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

The 2023 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Bartosz Puzio Estimation of missing third-law standard entropy of apatites using the optimized Volume-based Thermodynamics

Latests posts on the GMPV blog

GMPV Campfires – Call for Speakers

GMPV Campfires – Call for Speakers The EGU Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology and Volcanology ECS committee are currently looking for early career scientists to present at and attend our monthly online talk series (EGU Campfires). The EGU Campfires are a free one-hour online seminar consisting of three to four 10-12-minute talks. These quick-fire presentations give you an opportunity to share your work in a relaxed and friendly environment to like-minded scientists. If you are interested in participating in one of our …


EGU24 Friday Highlights

Tired after the week-long conference? The GMPV division is ready with a number of interesting sessions to refresh your moods. Let’s enjoy the last moment of the EGU General Assembly 2024. Let’s start the day with a cup of tea and join the conference with the energy of a volcano because a session is waiting for all of you on hydrothermal alteration in volcanic settings (GMPV8.2). The session will deal with the characterization, imaging, monitoring, and hazard/economic assessment of volcanic …


EGU24 Thursday Highlights

Welcome to Thursday, the second last day of EGU – GA 2024! We have a lot of interesting sessions filled with highlighted talks, orals, posters and the prestigious medal awards lectures for the GMPV division. We have many brainstorming talks today and here I’m listing a few that might appeal to you following the EGU time blocks and breaks. Just as last year, the GA is in hybrid mode so experience all these events on the virtual Gather.town platform and …


EGU24 Tuesday Highlights

Welcome to day 2 of our EGU General Assembly. GMPV researchers, buckle up to a great day, with many interesting sessions on magmatic processes, volcanic degassing, magma storage and integrated approaches to understand igneous systems. You also have a joint session in honour of W. Jason Morgan. There are so many things taking place today, make sure you know what is on today’s schedule! What is there for today? Meet the GMPV Division President Holly Stein, the ECS GMPV Rep …

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