If you haven't yet registered for Goldschmidt2016 and intend to go, 26 May is the last day for online pre-registration. EAG members can benefit from reduced rate and can find their EAG membership number in the member login.
We are honoured to announce the guest speakers of Goldschmidt2016 Plenaries. The lectures will take place each day at 11:45 in the Main Hall.
Liane G. Benning (German Research Center for Geoscience and University of Leeds) 'Why Greenland Melts! a Geo-Bio-Interface Perspective!'
Vickie Bennett (Australian National University) 'Deep Time, Deep Earth: Revealing Earth's Early History'
EAG proudly co-sponsors the 32rd International Conference on Environmental Geochemistry and Health in Brussels on 4-8 July. EAG particularly supports student attendance by providing bursaries. To apply, please contact Nadine Mattielli. Note the Early Bird Registration deadline is 30 May and delegates can take advantage of special offers for hotel booking.
Following the announcement of Prof. Alexandre Anesio (University of Bristol) as this year's Distinguished Lecturer, we would like to remind institutions in Central and Eastern Europe that if interested, they are most welcome to invite Prof. Anesio to present one or two lectures during the tour this fall. More details at www.eag.eu.com/outreach/dlp.
Through the Early Career Science Ambassador Program, early career scientists based in Europe who wish to attend conferences outside Europe (except Goldschmidt) can apply to receive EAG support and have 50% of their expenses covered, up to 2000 Euros. They will be viewed as EAG Ambassadors while attending the event. The next deadline to apply is 1 June.
A glimpse into the Roman finances of the Second Punic War through silver isotopes by F. Albarède, J. Blichert-Toft, M. Rivoal, P. Telouk
Nitrogen isotope fractionation during terrestrial core-mantle separation by Y. Li, B. Marty, S. Shcheka, L. Zimmermann, H. Keppler
Release of subducted sedimentary nitrogen throughout Earth’s mantle by P.H. Barry, D.R. Hilton
Molecular hydrogen in mantle minerals by X. Yang, H. Keppler, Y. Li
CO2-fluxing collapses metal mobility in magmatic vapour by V.J. van Hinsberg, K. Berlo, A.A. Migdisov, A.E. Williams-Jones
Geochemical Perspectives Letters is fully society owned, open-access and carries no page charges. We are open to submissions describing high-impact science at the leading edge of any field of geochemistry.
[By Adrienne Macartney] The surface of Mars is a cold desert. Scars in the landscape point to a history of flowing rivers, standing lakes and possibly even planetary oceans. Yet the current Martian atmosphere has a density that’s around 0.6% of Earth’s, making it far too thin to support liquid water – or life – on the barren surface. Read more
[By Emilie Capron] The International Partnership for Ice Core Science (IPICS) Open Conferences are set every 4 years. IPICS is the principal international planning group for international ice core science and this IPICS 2nd Open Conference brought together in Hobart (Tasmania) more than 200 scientists... Read more
Geochemistry making the news
[IrishCentral] Geochemists from Trinity College Dublin's School of Natural Sciences may have found a solution to a long-debated problem as to where - and how - life first formed on Earth. Geochemists from Trinity College Dublin's School of Natural Sciences may have found a solution to a long-debated problem as to where - and how - life first formed on Earth. Read more
[Science] On 14 April, a magnitude-6.2 earthquake struck the Japanese island of Kyushu. Two days later, Japanese officials reported towering plumes of smoke at Mount Aso, a volcano 42 kilometers away from the quake’s epicenter. A small eruption was occurring. Could the distant earthquake have triggered it? Read more
[Phys.org] Coral mass spawning triggered by seasonal rises in ocean temperature. Scientists have discovered rapidly rising seasonal sea temperatures are the likely trigger for coral reproduction allowing them to predict when mass spawning will occur. Mass coral spawning is considered to be one of nature's most spectacular phenomena... Read more
[Science Daily] Rainbow-coloured hydrothermal systems show spectrum of extreme life on Earth. The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia is one of the most inhospitable places on Earth. Water at near-boiling temperatures bubbles up from underground, high salt concentrations create multi-coloured structures, and chlorine and sulphur vapor fogs the air. Read more
[Science News] Mercury has never looked better. Volcanic plains, craters, mountains and valleys are showcased in the first complete topographic map of the innermost planet, released May 6. Stitched together from over 100,000 images taken by NASA’s now-defunct MESSENGER spacecraft, the global catalog of landscapes provide data that researchers can use... Read more
PhD & MSc positions:
Two Early Stage Researchers (ESR) – PhD Student Positions (m/f) in the Marie Curie Initial Training Network "Metal Oxide Aided Subsurface Remediation: from Invention to Injection – MetalAid" - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences Potsdam
PhD Position 'Mechanisms of metal segregation in chondrite with deformation : an integrated experimental and isotopic approach. Inferences on core formation.' - Centre de Recherches Pétrographiques et Géochimiques, Nancy
PhD position in Marine Biogeochemistry: Nutrient cycling in oxygen minimum zones - Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology
PhD position Innovative Tracers of the Cenozoic Carbon cycle - Centre de Recherches Pétrographiques et Géochimiques, Nancy
PostDoctoral and Fellowship positions:
Postdoc in liquid cell transmission electron microscopy - University of Wyoming
Postdoctoral Position "Noble gases as tracers of aquitard integrity" or "Origin, residence times and geochemical signatures of deep crustal fluids" - Multidisciplinary Applied Geochemistry Network
Research Associate (PostDoc) (m/f) in Transmission/Scanning Electron Microscopy TEM/STEM - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences Potsdam
Associate or Senior Editor (Biogeoscience) - Nature Communications
Tenure Track Low Temperature Geochemist - Zhejiang University
Staff Associate - Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Stable Isotope and Biochemistry Laboratory Manager Position - University of Buffalo
Conferences and short courses
79th Annual Meeting of The Meteoritical Society: Abstract deadline 24 May
32rd International Conference on Environmental Geochemistry and Health: Early Registration deadline 30 May
2016 Annual Convention & 13th International Conference on Gondwana to Asia: Abstract deadline 30 May
Interfaces Against Pollution conference: Registration deadline 31 May
WRI15 – Water Rock Interaction 15: Early Registration deadline 24 June - EAG members can register at member rate
Workshop: Introduction to Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry in the Earth Sciences: Registration deadline 1 July
We thank you for your attention