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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.

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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

GMPV ECS online talks! Wednesday 17th March 11am CET

GMPV ECS online talks! Wednesday 17th March 11am CET

The Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology and Volcanology division’s early career scientists talks (EGU campfires) will return on Wednesday 17th of March at 11am CET! The speakers of the 9th edition are: Tommaso Tacchetto (PhD Student Curtin University) – Disorientation control on trace element segregation in fluid-affected low-angle boundaries in olivine Kyra Cutler (PhD Student University of Oxford) – Downward-propagating eruption following edifice unloading implies no direct magmatic trigger for the 2018 lateral collapse of Anak Krakatau Göksu Uslular (PhD …


GMPV Division Campfires: the new format of GMPV ECS online talks

GMPV Division Campfires: the new format of GMPV ECS online talks

Once a month, with the EGU GMPV Early Career Scientists (ECS) Committee, we feature online talks run by ECS covering the whole range of topics within the GMPV sphere. Starting with a ‘good first take’ in June 2020, thanks to the enthusiastic participation of 27 ECS speakers from all over the world, and an average of 70 attendees per session, it’s now time to introduce new features! Here we want to provide you all the information you may need if …


A Community of Support and Change: The Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN)

A Community of Support and Change: The Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN)

The Earth Sciences are one of the least diverse disciplines in sciences all around the world (Marín-Spiotta et al., 2020). Often this causes discrimination and bias and might even reach up to bullying and sexual harassment at the workplace (Cantor et al., 2019; Marín-Spiotta et al., 2020). This leads to an underrepresentation of Black and African American, Hispanic, Latinex, and Asian graduate students but also applies to the representation of women in the field (Wilson 2018, Gonzales 2019). In general …


GMPV ECS online talks: Wednesday 17th February 4pm CET

GMPV ECS online talks: Wednesday 17th February 4pm CET

The 8th edition of the Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology and Volcanology division’s early career scientists talks (a part of the EGU Campfires) will be on Wednesday 17th February 4pm CET! Our speakers are: Andres Sandoval (PhD Student University of Palermo) – The composition of fluids stored in the Central Mexican lithospheric mantle: inferences for noble gases and CO2 in mantle xenoliths Monika Rusiecka (Postdoc Insitut des Sciences de la Terre d’Orleans ISTO) – Nucleation delay in felsic systems Jesse …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

In February The Loupe celebrates this month’s three successful missions to Mars, including the unique science and symbolism of the first Arab mission to the Red Planet. Because the data from this mission will be openly shared, it lets all scientists embark on an exciting journey to explore the secrets of our neighbouring planet’s atmosphere together. This issue features three EGU divisions: Geosciences Instrumentation and Data Systems (GI), Planetary and Solar System Sciences (PS), and Solar-Terrestrial Sciences (ST).

The Loupe also highlights everything you need to know about the vEGU21 scientific sessions, 5 key new initiatives the Union implemented in 2020, and two blogs with lighthearted tips for a greener EGU21 and some lessons you can take from this year’s virtual General Assembly to make your in-person conferences greener.

In addition to the latest Journal Watch and GeoRoundup of February EGU journal highlights, this issue also looks at what Union leaders hope they can achieve in the next few years and tackles the ‘rotten’ topic of how Europe should deal with its waste.

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