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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: Holly J. Stein (gmpv@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Marian Holness (marian@esc.cam.ac.uk)

The disciplines Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology, and Volcanology (GMPV) are the nexus of Earth processes. The GMPV Division addresses the chemical and physical properties of minerals that build our planet and their impacts on humanity and Earth’s habitability. The topics that fall under the GMPV purview include volcanic unrest and eruption; formation and evolution of continental crust; the role of atmospheric composition in habitability, via the geochemical record linked to mass extinctions; and the chemistry of the deep Earth, from mantle to core, including isotope geochemistry and radiometric dating. The science covered by GMPV also includes ocean chemistry and its control by ocean floor magmatism, weathering and erosion of continental crust, or cosmic input. The GMPV scope includes the traceability of fluid migration within the Earth through the study of ore deposits, geothermal systems as well as modifications of deep-seated rocks. In sum, the disciplines encompassed by the GMPV Division collectively describe the workings of complex and inter-connected systems in the Earth, providing the opportunity to speculate about other potentially habitable planets.


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

Kei Hirose

Kei Hirose

  • 2024
  • Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal

The 2024 Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal is awarded to Kei Hirose for outstanding research, combining innovative experimental and analytical techniques, on the behaviour and evolution of the Earth’s deep interior.


Yanhao Lin

Yanhao Lin

  • 2024
  • Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists

The 2024 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists is awarded to Yanhao Lin for groundbreaking research on lunar magma ocean crystallisation, and experimental and theoretical work to quantify water contents and volatile cycling from deep mantle to near surface.


Susan L. S. Stipp

Susan L. S. Stipp

  • 2023
  • Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal

The 2023 Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal is awarded to Susan L. S. Stipp in recognition of her fundamental research and unique applications of nano-geochemistry and mineralogy.


Xin Zhong

Xin Zhong

  • 2023
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2023 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Xin Zhong for outstanding research in the field of elastic thermobarometry, resulting in many novel applications including the characterization of frictional melts formed during faulting, metamorphism in the deep crust, and the timing of kimberlite ascent.


Alessia Tagliaferri

Alessia Tagliaferri

  • 2023
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2023 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Alessia Tagliaferri Garnet compositional re-adjustment: cooling rate constraint in metapelites from the Lepontine dome (Central European Alps)


Bartosz Puzio

Bartosz Puzio

  • 2023
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2023 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Bartosz Puzio Estimation of missing third-law standard entropy of apatites using the optimized Volume-based Thermodynamics

Latests posts on the GMPV blog

Meet our EGU-GMPV Science officers – take 2

As we approach the EGU General Assembly, we remember that there are a number of people working hard to ensure that sessions on our favourite topics are secured. This also ensures that topics of interest to as wide a range of scientists as possible are covered. This is why the GMPV Division has representatives from the various fields of geochemistry, mineralogy, petrology and volcanology. Last time, I introduced the first four officers of the GMPV Divison. In this second take, …


EGU GMPV ECS Campfires – Tuesday 27th February 11am CET

Mark your calendar! We have prepared the first edition of the ECS Tips Campfire of the Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology and Volcanology division, which will take place on Tuesday 27th February at 11am CET on Zoom. This special edition will be dedicated to Outreach & science communication, during which three scientists will present their outreach activities and have a panel discussion with the audience. Our speakers for this edition are: 1. Alessandro Musu PhD student @ University of Geneva, Switzerland Co-host …


EGU GMPV ECS Campfires – Thursday 18th January 10am CET

Welcome to 2024, we hope you all had some nice and relaxing holidays! In the meantime we have prepared the first edition of the Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology and Volcanology division’s ECS talks – the Campfires – of the new year, which will take place on Thursday 18th January at 10am CET on Zoom. This edition will be a Scientific Campfire, during which three early career scientists will present their latest work to the community. Our speakers for this edition are: …


Meet our EGU-GMPV Science officers – take 1

Once a year, GMPV enthusiastic scientists from all over the world gather around in Vienna for the fabulous EGU General Assembly, where very exciting and ground breaking science is presented to peers. While for some, the EGU may be reduced into a solid crazy week at the GA, for others is a year-round duty. The existence of the GMPV Division science officers ensures that every year GMPV’s early and more senior scientists have a full and rewarding experience at the …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

How do you get more people to care for the geosciences – a field that affects and influences all of life itself? Scientists across the EGU network share their stories!

Friedrich Barnikel outlines how, since 2003, EGU brings together scientists and teachers for capacity-building workshops, while Evi Nomikou takes us through EGU’s third Geoscience Day, highlighting volcanic geohazards to over 260 school students.

We also hear from Grace Skirrow who breaks down a seemingly complex subject like fluvial geomorphology and the role that it can play in policy decisions. Meanwhile, geologist Sinelethu Hashibi explains why she’s driven to translate geoscience for isiXhosa-speaking communities. And for those of you fond of card games, don’t miss the launch of QUARTETnary: a game about the geological time scale, developed by Iris van Zelst and Lucia Perez-Diaz and partly funded by the EGU Public Engagement Grant 2021.

Finally, don’t forget to visit our EGU24 page to stay up-to-date with information on the upcoming General Assembly this April. You can also subscribe to receive monthly updates in your inbox at the beginning of each month.

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