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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: Holly J. Stein (holly.stein@colostate.edu)

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.

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Recent awardees

Janne Blichert-Toft

Janne Blichert-Toft

  • 2022
  • Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal

The 2022 Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal is awarded to Janne Blichert-Toft in recognition of fundamental research and unique applications of isotope geochemistry.


Fabian B. Wadsworth

Fabian B. Wadsworth

  • 2022
  • Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists

The 2022 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists is awarded to Fabian B. Wadsworth for outstanding research in the field of experimental volcanology.


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.


Marissa Lo

Marissa Lo

  • 2021
  • Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award

The 2021 Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award is awarded to Marissa Lo Modelling the ascent of picritic lunar magmas

Latests posts on the GMPV blog

Motherhood in Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology Sciences

Are you a mother in the fields of Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology or Volcanology? Are you about to become a mother soon or have you just started to consider it? How many times have you considered it but thought that it wasn’t the right time? Starting a family can be challenging as it is, but juggling between starting one while managing a career in Academia can be frustrating and hard, especially for women who are still, in most cases, the main …


Machine Learning and Volcanic Crystals: a journey with Corin Jorgenson into Random Forest Thermobarometry

Thermobarometry: a bit of background Being able to understand the eruptive style of a volcano, how the eruptive behavior can evolve over time and managing to better interpret the signals that a volcanic system gives us before an eruption are of fundamental importance for mitigating the risk associated with eruptive activities. In this context, it is extremely important to understand trans-crustal processes, in other words, the processes that take place deep within the magma chamber and the volcano plumbing system …


EGU GMPV Campfires – Wednesday 28th September 11am CEST

We are happy to announce the 18th edition of our very own GMPV Campfires! This edition will be focusing on Mineralogy and Petrology and will be held on Wednesday 28th September at 11am CEST on Zoom. Our three speakers are: Beatrice Celata (PhD Student @ Sapienza University of Rome) – Tourmaline breakdown experiments applied to subduction systems: preliminary results. Norbert Toth (PhD Student @ University of Cambridge, UK) – A deep learning approach to Plagioclase textures and morphology. Stefania Corvò …


Is garnet going to be your best date?

For geochronologists it is all about precision and accuracy. For petrochronologists it is more about precise positioning of those ages to trace back the evolution of a rock. For many, it is not just about getting a crystallisation or metamorphic age, it is about knowing when and at what conditions a given rock experienced certain petrogenetic processes. As we progressed from geochronology to petrochronology, many obstacles needed to be lifted, many of which related with analytical limitations and intrinsic factors. …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

The September issue of the newsletter is a special one: the European Geosciences Union turns 20! Read on to hear how EGU President Helen Glaves and EGU Executive Secretary Philippe Courtial reflect on two decades of the Union and the road ahead, while our Division Presidents tell us what this 20-year milestone means to them.

Also in this issue: A much-needed top 5 careers resources made by our EGU community, and a list of the top 10 most useful resources for scientists wanting to impact policy in Europe. Registrations are now open to support EU’s biodiversity targets by bridging the science-policy divide – an in-person and virtual event to help researchers better support the EU’s biodiversity targets and EU Nature Restoration Law.

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