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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: Marian Holness (gmpv@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Evgenia Ilyinskaya (e.ilyinskaya@leeds.ac.uk)

The Geochemistry-Mineralogy-Petrology-Volcanology division includes disciplines that are fundamental to, but not restricted to studies of the solid earth. Important themes include the nature, composition, structure of the Earth’s mantle; the composition, origin and evolution of the oceanic and continental crust; the formation and crystallization of magmas; the chemical compositions of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks; element transfer between the surface envelopes of the earth; volcanoes and volcanism. While most of these studies fall in the realm of fundamental research, studies of pollution in the surface or subsurface waters, the formation of ore deposits, and the environmental impact of volcanism are examples of more applied research.


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

Urs Schaltegger

Urs Schaltegger

  • 2021
  • Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal

The 2021 Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal is awarded to Urs Schaltegger in recognition of his fundamental advances in geochronology applied to petrology, geochemistry, mineralogy, and tectonics.


Michael C. Jollands

Michael C. Jollands

  • 2021
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2021 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Michael C. Jollands in recognition of his groundbreaking work on ionic diffusion in minerals, with wide application in determining the timescales of geological processes.


Holly J. Stein

Holly J. Stein

  • 2020
  • Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal

The 2020 Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal is awarded to Holly J. Stein in recognition of her pioneering development of the rhenium-osmium geochronometer and remarkable array of applications of Re-Os geochemistry.


Pilar Lecumberri-Sanchez

Pilar Lecumberri-Sanchez

  • 2020
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2020 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Pilar Lecumberri-Sanchez for groundbreaking research in the field of hydrothermal processes in the geosciences.

Latests posts on the GMPV blog

Happy Birthday Mama Etna!

18 May 1971. This date may not mean anything to you at the moment, but it represents a very special day for the evolution of Mount Etna, leaving a deep mark in the recent eruptive activity of the volcano. Exactly 50 years ago, Mount Etna saw the birth of what, only a short time later, was to become the most active crater of the last decades: “The South-East Crater”, the fourth child of Mama Etna! You will undoubtedly have heard …


vEGU21: Friday highlights

vEGU21: Friday highlights

vEGU21 is slowly coming to an end! We are looking back to a week full of interesting science and an extraordinary Monday which will surely go into EGU history (a great thank you again to all the conveners and organizers who tried to make the best out of the situation, you did a great job 👏). Even though it’s the last conference day and everyone is slowly getting exhausted there are some great session left which should definitely not be …


vEGU21: Thursday highlights

vEGU21: Thursday highlights

It’s Thursday, and vEGU Week 2 is almost gone. But we are here, again, to make things easier for you! So, suggestions for the day: let’s start at 11.45 CEST by knowing more about “Volcano-glacier interactions: Arctic, Antarctic, and globally”, session GMPV9.4 (does Eyjafjallajökull sound familiar?). Here, Lamb et al. will introduce us to icequakes on Chilean volcanoes with the vPICO “Discriminating glacial and volcanic seismicity at Llaima and Villarrica volcanoes, Chile” (EGU21-7940). At 13.30 CEST, we will discover how …


vEGU21: Wednesday highlights

vEGU21: Wednesday highlights

Ready for another day of science? Make sure you’ve filled up on snacks and sugar, because a new exciting day of volcanoes, geochemistry, petrography, and mineralogy awaits you. Get a full load of energy because the morning starts explosively (09:00-10:30 – CEST) with Magma ascent, degassing and eruptive dynamics, in GMPV9.6. (link) Where you can understand more about eruptive processes walking through low to high temperature laboratory experiments, natural samples analysis, and numerical modelling. In the meanwhile, another session co-organized …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

This year’s EGU General Assembly features a complete conference experience, from ten keynote sessions and a Jobs and Careers Centre to a Kids Art activity and #ActualLivingScientist initiative. vEGU21 will also include many ways to connect with colleagues and friends, including networking events on Gather.town and a Games Jam.

To help guide you through this new virtual experience, we’ve pulled together the resources you need to get the most out of vEGU21. These include our Top 10 tips for promoting good online engagement – for both conveners and participants – plus tips to balance your experience so you’re ready for all the vPICO sessions the second week. There’s also a blog to let you know how to create an accessible (and effective) presentation.

Last but not least, we’d like you to meet three wonderful people who are helping communicate all this information to you. We hope you have a fun and fulfilling meeting!.

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