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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.


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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

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.


Daniela Rubatto

Daniela Rubatto

  • 2019
  • Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal

The 2019 Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal is awarded to Daniela Rubatto in recognition of fundamental and far-reaching accomplishments in metamorphic petrology, mineralogy, geochronology and tectonics.


Evangelos Moulas

Evangelos Moulas

  • 2019
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2019 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Evangelos Moulas for his research on understanding and quantifying the dynamic coupling of rock mechanics, solid state diffusion and metamorphic reactions.


Mahyra Tedeschi

Mahyra Tedeschi

  • 2019
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Mahyra Tedeschi Petrochronology of UHT garnet-free granulites: Linking zircon geochemistry to metamorphic reactions


Tom Winder

Tom Winder

  • 2019
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Tom Winder The importance of pre-existing structures and stresses to dike-induced earthquakes: The 2014-15 Bárðarbunga-Holuhraun rifting event, Iceland

Latests posts on the GMPV blog

GMPV ECS Online Talks: 20th October

GMPV ECS Online Talks: 20th October

The 4th edition of the Geochemistry, Minerology, Petrology and Volcanology division’s early career scientists talks will be on Tuesday 20 October 10am CEST. Our speakers are: Alexis Bougouin (Université Clermont Auvergne) – ‘Experimental study of tsunamis generated by pyroclastic flows’ Carrie Soderman (University of Cambridge) – ‘Heavy stable Fe isotopes in OIB: tracing mantle sources and processes’ Stefano Mannini (University of Geneva) – ‘Multi-decade deformation at active volcano rift zones (Kilauea volcano, Hawaii)’ Marine Boulanger (CRPG – Université de Lorraine) …


Upcoming dates for GMPV ECS online talks: October, November, December 2020

Upcoming dates for GMPV ECS online talks: October, November, December 2020

GMPV is excited to announce in advance the next three sessions of ECS online talks for October, November and December 2020! We’ll be announcing speakers for each of the events in advance so keep a look-out here on the blog, on social media and in your inbox! Note: when you register for an event, you have the option to sign up for emails too – if you can’t attend but would like to receive emails, we recommend you sign up …


The Challenges of Being LGBTQIA+ in Earth Sciences

The Challenges of Being LGBTQIA+ in Earth Sciences

Did you know that political leaders in some European countries declare LGBTQIA+ as a totalitarian “ideology” that is “worse than communism” or compare gay adoption to pedophilia? This may sound unimaginable these days but those are statements that were proclaimed just recently, within the past years! The ILGA Europe publishes a review of the human rights situation of LGBTQIA+ people in Europe each year and comes to unsettling findings within the last years recognizing increasing Anti-LGBTQIA+ hate speech and violence …


GMPV ECS online talk series 3: 21st September

GMPV ECS online talk series 3: 21st September

The 3rd edition of the Geochemistry, Minerology, Petrology and Volcanology division’s early career scientists talks will be on Monday 21 September 4pm CEST. Our speakers are (talk titles may be subject to changes): João Lages (University of Palermo) – “Constraints on mantle, slab and crustal contributions to majors volatiles and noble gases along subduction zones” Mara Murri (University of Milano-Bicocca) – “ Intracrystalline geothermometry as a tool to unravel the thermal history and emplacement mechanisms for Theo’s Flow” Sonia Torres …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

As part of EGU’s Mineral Month, the September 2020 newsletter commemorates Friedrich Mohs, a German geologist who invented the Mohs Hardness Scale, thereby changing the way people study minerals to this very day. This issue also announces the upcoming EGU-European Parliament Intergroup virtual science-policy event, which will bring together geoscientists, policymakers, and industry representatives on 30 September to discuss how Earth, planetary, and space science researchers can support the European Green Deal.

Other upcoming events include the next EGU webinar on European Research Council grants, to be held on 19 October, and the annual EGU plenary meeting, which will be held virtually on 22 October.

The Loupe also features the latest EGU blogs, science policy news, and a call for new members of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group. Be sure to apply by 21 October!

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