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Division on Tectonics and Structural Geology

President: Claudio Rosenberg (ts@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Magdalena Scheck-Wenderoth (magdalena.scheck@gfz-potsdam.de)

The Division on Tectonics and Structural Geology (TS) investigates rock deformation at all scales with the aim to decipher its complex relationships with earth dynamics. We use natural observations, including mapping, remote sensing and seismics, and experimental methods. The division is highly interdisciplinary, with strong ties with other EGU divisions including GD, EMRP, SM, SSP, GM, G, and GMPV.

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News

9. October 2017

EGU announces recipients of 2018 awards and medals

The EGU has named the recipients of the EGU medals and awards 2018.

Congratulations to John P. Platt for winning the TS Division's Stephan Mueller Medal and Fabio Corbi for winning the TS Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award!

They will receive their prizes at the EGU General Assembly 201 (8–13 April, 2018, Vienna).


11. July 2017

EGU2018 Call-for-sessions

The next EGU General Assembly 2018 (EGU2018) will be held again at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) from 08 Apr 2018 to 13 Apr 2018. You are invited to suggest new sessions or modify the existing skeleton program sessions.

Please find all relevant information here: http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2018/provisionalprogramme


14. June 2017

Award and Medal nominations

Remember to nominate an outstanding colleague or student for the Stephan Mueller Medal or the Outstanding Early Carrer Scientist Award. The deadline is on June 15.

You can find the guidelines for submitting nominations at :

http://www.egu.eu/awards-medals/proposal-and-selection-of-candidates/


18. May 2017

Submission of nominations for the Stephan Müller Medal 2018

The dead-line for the submission of nominations for the Stephan Müller Medal 2018 is coming up on June 15th. Please consider nominating a colleague whose scientific work represents an outstanding contribution to Structural Geology, Tectonics and Lithospheric Geophysics. 

You can find the guidelines for submitting nominations at :

http://www.egu.eu/awards-medals/proposal-and-selection-of-candidates/


15. May 2017

Cees Passchier won the Stephan Mueller Medal 2017!

At the 2017 General Assembly Cees W. Passchier was awarded with the 2017 Stephan Mueller Medal in recognition of his fundamental contributions to the understanding of deformation in rocks at all scales through innovative tools such as kinematic indicators, microstructural criteria, and vorticity analysis. Congratulations!

Cees W. Passchier won the Stephan Mueller Medal 2017Cees W. Passchier won the Stephan Mueller Medal 2017


11. May 2017

A successful 2017 General Assembly for the TS Division

With a little delay we note that the 2017 General Assembly again broke records with 14,500 participants and 17,400 presentations. Also for TS this was a very successful meeting with an all-time record of 960 abstracts in 32 sessions that were led by TS (and over 1500 abstracts if we include co-organised sessions). We would like to thank you all for helping make this meeting such a success and we hope you enjoyed it as much as the TS team did!

Please fill out the questionnaire at www.egu2017.eu/feedback and/or drop us a mail at ts@egu.eu for any division-related feedback - positive or negative, we need your input to keep improving our programme!

While the aftermath of EGU 2017 is still in our minds, the new TS team led by TS Division president Claudio Rosenberg will now slowly start to get to work for EGU 2018.


17. April 2017

EGU Summer School

This summer, another EGU Summer School takes place. Giorgio Pennacchioni and Neil Mancktelow organise this great event from August 25 to 31 in northern Italy. More information can be found here.


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Recent awardees

John P. Platt

John P. Platt

  • 2018
  • Stephan Mueller Medal

The 2018 Stephan Mueller Medal is awarded to John P. Platt for his pioneering research in structural geology, which has fundamentally increased our understanding of deformation processes at plate margins through careful linking of field studies with mechanical and analytical analyses.


Fabio Corbi

Fabio Corbi

  • 2018
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award

The 2018 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award is awarded to Fabio Corbi in recognition of his ground-breaking, multidisciplinary research, dealing both with subduction-related thrust-fault earthquakes and volcano-tectonic processes.


Cees W. Passchier

Cees W. Passchier

  • 2017
  • Stephan Mueller Medal

The 2017 Stephan Mueller Medal is awarded to Cees W. Passchier in recognition of his fundamental contributions to the understanding of deformation in rocks at all scales through innovative tools such as kinematic indicators, microstructural criteria, and vorticity analysis.


Luca C. Malatesta

Luca C. Malatesta

  • 2017
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Luca C. Malatesta A model to quantify sediment mixing across alluvial piedmonts with cycles of aggradation and incision


Stefano Aretusini

Stefano Aretusini

  • 2017
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Stefano Aretusini Seismic slip on clay nano-foliation

Latest posts from the TS blog

Paris: From quarry to catacombs

Paris: From quarry to catacombs

Paris, 2000 ya. Claude is sweating all over. It’s mid-July and the sun is burning on his skin. With his hammer and shovel he is digging up grey and white stones. The faults and fractures in the rock help him to get the rocks out easily. But still, it’s hot and humid and his shift isn’t over yet. Luckily he can’t complain about the view. Lutetia, one of the new Roman settlements lies right in front of him, on the …


How Rome and its geology are strongly connected

How Rome and its geology are strongly connected

Walking through an ancient and fascinating city like Rome, there are signs of history everywhere. The whole city forms an open-air museum, full of remnants of many different times the city has known, from the Imperial to the Medieval times, the Renaissance, the Fascist period, and finally the present day version of Rome. For historians and archaeologists, unravelling the exact history of the city proves to be a major challenge, since things are only partly preserved or have been renovated …


Cargèse Earthquake Summer School 2017

Cargèse Earthquake Summer School 2017

Earthquakes: nucleation, triggering, rupture, and relationships to aseismic processes – 2-6 October 2017, Cargèse (Corsica) A summer school in October, isn’t that a bit late? Well, not if it is held in Cargèse, a small town at the coast of Corsica! After a successful first edition in 2014, scientists from all over the world gathered again last week at the beautifully located ‘Institut d’Etudes Scientifique’ in Cargèse, to learn, share, discuss, agree and sometimes disagree about all facets of earthquakes. …


Minds over Methods: Making ultramylonites

Minds over Methods: Making ultramylonites

“Summer break is over, which means we will continue with our Minds over Methods blogs! For this edition we invited Andrew Cross to write about his experiments with a new rock deformation device – the Large Volume Torsion (LVT) apparatus. Andrew is currently working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis, USA. He did his PhD at the University of Otago, New Zealand, although he is originally from the …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

We are excited to announce we received over 17,000 EGU 2018 General Assembly abstracts! We look forward to welcoming all participants in Vienna on 8–13 April.

We would also like to remind you that until tomorrow, 31 January, you can apply for the General Assembly Mentoring Programme, either as a mentor, if you are an experienced General Assembly attendee, or as a mentee, if you are a first-timer at the meeting.

Until 15 February, you can enter the Imaggeo Photo Contest for a chance to win a free registration to next year’s General Assembly. You can also apply to receive an EGU Public Engagement Grant, if you have a geoscience outreach project you’d like to develop. Winners receive 1000 EUR and a free registration to next year's General Assembly.

Last but not the least, if you'd like to organise an EGU Galileo Conference, a meeting addressing a well-focused, cutting-edge topic at the frontier of geosciences research, make sure to apply for funding by 28 February.

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