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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

Living with a Volcano

Since ancient times, the growth of populations has been strongly combined with the presence of volcanoes, due to their ability to provide nutrients to soils (and so to agriculture) and resource extraction. One great example is described in our blog post about Volcanoes and wine. However, living near a volcano has its (obvious) drawbacks, starting with lava flows (see the recent Cumbre Vieja eruption) and tsunamis of large submarine volcanoes affecting the surroundings (such as the Hunga Tonga eruption). For …


Can human curiosity affect dynamic risk?

In simple words, the volcanic risk (R) can be defined as R = Value × Vulnerability × Hazard. The value is a figure that varies according to the total number of population and / or infrastructures at risk during a volcanic eruption, vulnerability is the percentage of value at risk for a given volcanic event and the hazard is the probability that a certain place may be affected by a determined hazard, for example a volcano. Several studies have since …


EGU22: Friday Highlights

Happy Friday! The last day of the #EGU22 has arrived! I really hope you had a great conference experience so far and we would be grateful if you would share your feedback here with us! But now some last tips on how to spend your last day of the general assembly. We hope you recovered already from our dinner yesterday, because Friday morning starts off quite intense right at 8:30 am. How about starting with some input on the interactions …


EGU22: Thursday Highlights

It’s Thursday! Many European countries would actually have a holiday today with a long morning in bed or a nice stroll around nature, but what is there that’s better than spending this day at the EGU conference center?! To help you make the best out of this holiday, we’ll give you some highlights of the day to navigate around! We suggest you to start your day early, there are some great sessions on the 15 January 2022 Hunga Tonga Volcanic …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

In the May issue of The Loupe, we read of new ways to make science more inclusive and accessible to people around the world, with EGU’s annual General Assembly EGU22 serving as a recent example. Postdoc researcher Jenny Turton tells us about atmospheric processes that affect the ice, through her work on the largest remaining floating glacier in the Arctic.

EGU’s Outreach Committee seeks new members by 12 June 2022 to promote the Earth, planetary, and space sciences among scientists, the public, and policymakers.

Applications are also open for EGU’s Science Journalism Fellowship and Public Engagement Grant, deadline for both is 17 June 2022!

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