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Division on Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology

President: Mike Burton (gmpv@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Andrea Di Muro (dimuro@ipgp.fr)

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.

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Recent awardees

Andrew Putnis

Andrew Putnis

  • 2018
  • Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal

The 2018 Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal is awarded to Andrew Putnis for outstanding contributions to our understanding of mineral transformations and mineral-fluid interactions.


D. Graham Pearson

D. Graham Pearson

  • 2017
  • Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal

The 2017 Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal is awarded to D. Graham Pearson for outstanding contributions to our understanding of the sub-continental mantle, as well as innovations in geochemical techniques.


Pierre Lanari

Pierre Lanari

  • 2017
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award

The 2017 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award is awarded to Pierre Lanari for outstanding research in thermodynamic modelling of metamorphic rocks, metamorphic petrology and geochronology. His wide skill-set has produced multiple scientific advances and allowed the development of new software tools.


Jonas Gliß

Jonas Gliß

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

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Jonas Gliß Pyplis* | A Python based software package for the analysis of volcanic SO2 emissions using UV SO2 cameras


Robert Holder

Robert Holder

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

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Robert Holder Titanite petrochronology of ultrahigh-temperature (UHT) calc-silicates from southern Madagascar: laser-ablation split-stream ICP-MS spot analyses and depth profiles; EPMA trace-element maps


Yuan-Kai Liu

Yuan-Kai Liu

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

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Yuan-Kai Liu Contemporaneous Ring Fault Activity and Surface Deformation at Subsiding Calderas studied using Analogue Experiments

Latests posts on the GMPV blog

Fire, Fog, Frost, Famine – French Revolution? The Lakagígar eruption in Iceland, 1783-1784 [Part 2]

Fire, Fog, Frost, Famine – French Revolution? The Lakagígar eruption in Iceland, 1783-1784 [Part 2]

PART II: Were the Haze Hardships caused by Men? Famine Before the Lakagígar eruption, the population of Iceland was 48810 people; four years later, it was down to 38518. Disregarding about 1500 deaths which were caused by a smallpox epidemic, the eruption may still have killed about 1/6 of the population [5]. These deaths were not directly caused by the lava or by toxic gases. The main cause was hunger. Having lost their sheep and cows, people cooked shoes and …


Fire, Fog, Frost, Famine – French Revolution? The Lakagígar eruption in Iceland, 1783-1784 [Part 1]

Fire, Fog, Frost, Famine – French Revolution? The Lakagígar eruption in Iceland, 1783-1784 [Part 1]

“On the 8th of June 1783, at Whitsun, there gushed forth from the mountains behind the summer pastures a fire which devastated land, cattle and humans with its effects, both nearby and far away”, wrote Reverend Jón Steingrímsson of Kirkjubæjarklaustur in his autobiography [2]. The “fire” which welled up from a volcanic fissure now known as Lakagígar (the craters of Mount Laki) was the biggest flood basalt eruption in written history, and led to the worst natural catastrophe Iceland ever …


Building a lava dome: one block at a time

Building a lava dome: one block at a time

Lava domes form when lava is extruded from a volcanic vent, but is too viscous to flow far away. Think of thick treacle that does not flow as easily as runny honey, and so when it is extruded, it forms a “lava pile” around the vent. Lava domes commonly form within the crater of a larger volcano (e.g. Mt. St. Helens), but can also stand alone or form part of a “dome complex”. A lava dome can take on a …


Living with volcanic gases

Living with volcanic gases

Professor Tamsin Mather, a volcanologist in Oxford’s Department of Earth Sciences reflects on her many fieldwork experiences at Masaya volcano in Nicaragua, and what she has learned about how they effect the lives of the people who live around them. Over the years, fieldwork at Masaya volcano in Nicaragua, has revealed many secrets about how volcanic plumes work and impact the environment, both in the here and now and deep into the geological past of our planet. Working in this …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

The deadline to nominate brilliant scientists for the EGU 2019 awards and medals is this month, on the 15th. To increase diversity in the group of EGU awardees and medallists, we encourage the EGU membership to consider gender, geographical and cultural balance when nominating outstanding Earth, planetary and space scientists at various career stages. Other important dates to keep in mind are 3 June, the deadline for submitting your feedback on the EGU 2018 General Assembly, and 18 June, the deadline for presenting authors at the meeting to submit their presentations to our online repository. Also of highlight is the call for proposals for training schools and conference series, opening on Friday (check egu.eu then). We will be launching two new EGU conference series, named in honour of two female scientists.

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