The deadline for abstract submission at Goldschmidt2016 is coming up and you can find details about how to prepare and submit your abstract at goldschmidt.info/2016/abstracts. Also see the full list of sessions you may submit to.
If you are a student at the time of the Goldschmidt2016 conference or are working in a low economy country or would otherwise have difficulty funding your attendance at the conference, you may apply for a grant before 26 February to support your fees and travel.
If your spoken English is excellent, you can apply for 4-6 days as Student Helper, assisting on registration, in science sessions and all around the conference. Student Helpers receive waived registration and an honorarium. Find out more or apply before 26 February.
You can now see the flag appearing in our newsletter to highlight news of special interest to those at the start of their career. On the EAG website, you can also find a dedicated section to early career scientists at www.eag.eu.com/early-career.
The latest issue of Elements celebrates the diverse contributions that the Earth sciences have made to characterizing, interpreting, conserving, and valorizing cultural heritage.
EAG members will receive their print copy shortly and have online access to all back issues of Elements (user id = email address, password = EAG membership number). To verify your postal address or your membership number, login to your member area.
The Early Career Science Ambassador Program supports scientists based in Europe, in the final stages of their PhD or within 6 years post PhD, to attend conferences outside Europe (except Goldschmidt), by covering 50% of their expenses, up to 2000 Euros. The next application deadline is 1 March.
EAG is a proud co-sponsor of the 4th International Highly Siderophile Element Geochemistry Workshop taking place at the University of Durham, UK, on 11-15 July 2016, and we'd like to remind students that travel bursaries are available. Abstract and registration deadline is 4 March.
The Environmental Mineralogy Group of the Mineralogical Society launches a £500 bursary for Early Career researchers in the disciplines of environmental, applied, and bio mineralogy to facilitate ‘seed corn’ research, develop ‘pump priming’ ideas, support career development, and commercialisation of research into industry. Read more
- Mononuclear U(IV) complexes and ningyoite as major uranium species in lake sediments by G. Morin, A. Mangeret, G. Othmane, L. Stetten, M. Seder-Colomina, J. Brest, G. Ona-Nguema, S. Bassot, C. Courbet, J. Guillevic, A. Thouvenot, O. Mathon, O. Proux, J.R. Bargar
- Intramolecular fractionation of hydrogen isotopes in silicate quenched melts by C. Le Losq, B.O. Mysen, G.D. Cody
- A stable isotope doping method to test the range of applicability of detailed balance by Z. Liu, J.D. Rimstidt, Y. Zhang, H. Yuan, C. Zhu
- Rapid cooling of planetesimal core-mantle reaction zones from Mn-Cr isotopes in pallasites by S.J. McKibbin, T.R. Ireland, P. Holden, H.St.C. O’Neill, G. Mallmann
- North Atlantic hotspot-ridge interaction near Jan Mayen Island by L.J. Elkins, C. Hamelin, J. Blichert-Toft, S.R. Scott, K.W.W. Sims, I.A. Yeo, C.W. Devey, R.B. Pedersen
- Processes controlling carbon cycling in Antarctic glacier surface ecosystems by E.A. Bagshaw, M. Tranter, J.L. Wadham, A.G. Fountain, A. Dubnick, S. Fitzsimmons
Geochemical Perspectives Letters is an EAG journal, publishing peer-reviewed high quality articles spanning geochemical sciences, fully open access, carrying NO author charges. Find out more.
Al Hofmann is Emeritus Director of the Geochemistry Division of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz (Germany), the 2015 Urey Award Medallist and a former president of EAG. The EAG Communications Committee recently interviewed him. Read more
[By Miryam Bar-Matthews, EAG 2015 Distinguished Lecturer] It was a great honor and challenge to be asked to present the 2015 EAG Distinguished Lecture Tour in four institutes in Ukraine, Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia. My lectures included 1) Speleothems as paleoclimate indicators; 2) Novel techniques in speleothems research for paleohydrological studies... Read more
[By Martin Mangler] From the 5th-9th of January 2016, the annual meeting of the Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group (VMSG) took place at Trinity College in Dublin. This year, the regular three-day program of talks, poster sessions and discussions was bracketed by a one-day workshop on Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry... Read more
Geochemistry making the news
[Science Alert] Rare earth elements (REEs) are essential for the production of many modern gadgets and machines, from smartphones and solar panels, to computer chips, medical imaging, and jet engines. Despite their name, they're not particularly rare - but they are difficult to extract in large amounts... Read more
[The New York Times] As the East Coast braces for the first ferocious snowstorm of the season, we wanted to revisit a frosty adage: Is it true that no two snowflakes are the same? Never, ever ever? Not quite... Read more
[Science] The solar system appears to have a new ninth planet. This week, two scientists announced evidence that a body nearly the size of Neptune—but as yet unseen—orbits the sun every 15,000 years. Read more
[Science Daily] The consolidation of the ancient supercontinent Pangea 300 million years ago played a key role in the formation of the coal that powered the Industrial Revolution and that is still burned for energy in many parts of the world today, Stanford scientists say. Read more
PhD & MSc positions:
- Applied Microbial Biomineralization for Drinking Water Treatment - University of Glasgow
- PhD position in Applied Geochemistry with focus on Mining Environment - Luleå University of Technology
- PhD project: Carbon dioxide emissions by the weathering of rock-derived organic carbon - Durham University
- 15 PhD studentship opportunities in Arctic Microbiology and Biogeochemistry as part of the project Microorganisms in Warming Arctic Environments (MicroArctic) which is funded by the European Commission. - Several institutes across Europe
- Time-resolved Raman spectroscopy for investigating Mars habitability - UPMC, CNRS and MNHN
- 16 PhD positions - Collaborative Research Center Late Accretion onto Terrestrial Planets TRR 170, Berlin and Münster
- 2 PhD posts (arctic microbiology and weathering) within a new Marie Curie ITN “Microorganisms in Warming Arctic Environments - MicroArctic” - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences Potsdam
- PhD student (arctic microbial ecology) within a new Marie Curie ITN “Microorganisms in Warming Arctic Environments - MicroArctic” - University of Akureyri and University of Iceland Biomedical Center
- 3 fully funded PhD positions on the evolution of Earth’s atmosphere - University of St Andrews
- Investigation of in situ microbial H2 consumption in biofilms in the deep subsurface - Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
- Multiple Msc and PhD positions in analytical, environmental and exploration geochemistry - Multidisciplinary Applied Geochemistry Network (MAGNET), multiple universities
- Three year PhD position in isotope geochemistry - Leibniz Universität Hannover Institut für Mineralogie
- Graduate Student Opportunities in Arctic Paleoclimatology - University at Buffalo
PostDoctoral and Fellowship positions:
- Research Associate in the Environmental Radioactivity Network - University of Manchester
- Research Fellow - Project Black and Bloom - University of Leeds
- 6 Postdoc positions on late accretion processes - Collaborative Research Center Late Accretion onto Terrestrial Planets TRR 170, Berlin and Münster
- Postdoctoral Fellow in Geo-Bio-Weathering Processes - German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ
- Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f) Application and development of new instrumentation for multi-collector mass spectrometry - ETH Department of Earth Sciences
Conferences and short courses
- Geomicrobiology Workshop “Building a Habitable Earth”: Application deadline 1 March
- 4th International Workshop on Highly Siderophile Element Geochemistry (co-sponsored by the European Association of Geochemistry): Abstract and registration deadline 4 March
- EGU General Assembly 2016: Early registration deadline 17 March
- 7th Geochemistry Symposium with International Participation: Early registration deadline 1 April
- 6th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress: Abstract and early registrationdeadline 1 April
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