The 26th Goldschmidt Conference is starting in 10 days in Yokohama, Japan and it promises to be a great success. The Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry are delighted to welcome you all and invite you to the Icebreaker on Sunday 26 June at 17:00 in the Exhibition Hall.
A record number of 19 pre- and post-conference workshops will take place this year and we'd like to highlight three special ones (free of charge) on:
'Gender Equality in Earth Science' (28 June)
We would like to invite you to the Cocktail Party / Annual General Assembly of the EAG on Tuesday 28 June at 18:30 in the Bay Bridge Cafeteria, located on the 6th floor of the Pacifico Conference Center in Yokohama. It is an opportunity to find out more about our society, its activities and initiatives, while in a relaxed setting.
We are very excited to announce the 2015 Impact Factor of 8.8 for the EAG publication Geochemical Perspectives, started only four years ago. Geochemical Perspectives and its short letter format Geochemical Perspectives Letters (see below) are open access journals created by and for the geochemical community. Each Geochemical Perspectives issue presents a single article combining research and history of a field’s development and the scientist’s opinions about future directions. We are enormously grateful to all the authors, editors and editorial staff for their hard work, resulting in today's achievement.
Cosmic dust is submillimeter debris shed by comets, asteroids, moons, and planets. These small particles are the largest source of extraterrestrial material accreting on the present-day Earth. Although atmospheric entry heating and terrestrial weathering modify many particles, some are pristine primitive extraterrestrial materials... Read more
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 find your membership number, login to your member area.
Oxygenation of the mid-Proterozoic atmosphere: clues from chromium isotopes in carbonates by G.J. Gilleaudeau, R. Frei, A.J. Kaufman, L.C. Kah, K. Azmy, J.K. Bartley, P. Chernyavskiy, A.H. Knoll
CO2-fluxing collapses metal mobility in magmatic vapour by V.J. van Hinsberg, K. Berlo, A.A. Migdisov, A.E. Williams-Jones
Molecular hydrogen in mantle minerals by X. Yang, H. Keppler, Y. Li
EAG members will receive the current issue in print shortly; it will also be distributed to all Goldschmidt2016 delegates.
Submit your manuscript to Geochemical Perspectives Letters.
Liane G. Benning is Professor in Interface Geochemistry at the German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) and Professor of experimental biogeochemistry at the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds. Liane is also the current President of the EAG, Founding co-Editor of Geochemical Perspectives and of Geochemical Perspectives Letters. The EAG Communications Committee recently interviewed her. Read more
[By Rebecca Smith] The first international short course on the “application of laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) to earth sciences” was held at the department of Physics and Geology, Perugia University from 25-27 May 2016. I was interested in this course because LA-ICP-MS can be used as a tool to geochemically discriminate between different volcanic ash layers... Read more
Geochemistry making the news
[The Washington Post] There isn't alien life on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. But according to new results from the European Space Agency's Rosetta orbiter, which has been circling the comet for nearly two years, the dirty snowball has some of the rare building blocks considered essential to the evolution of living organisms. Read more
[Science News] Earth’s plate tectonics could be a passing phase. After simulating rock and heat flow throughout a planet’s lifetime, researchers have proposed that plate tectonics is just one stage of a planet’s life cycle. In the simulation, the Earth’s interior was too hot and runny at first Read more
[The Washington Post] Asteroids splashed into the young moon – and they may be the source of its water. From the outside, the moon seems to be as dry as a bone. But in addition to frozen water molecules, scientists have found that our satellite hides tiny bits of liquid water inside its volcanic rocks — enough to fill 4 billion Olympic-size swimming pools, by some estimates. Read more
[Nature.com] Long-running concerns about the environmental effects of gold-mining in the Peruvian Amazon came to a head last week. Peru’s government declared a 60-day public-health emergency on 23 May in an attempt to address the problem of mercury pollution caused by unregulated gold-mining along the Madre de Dios River. Read more
PhD & MSc positions:
PhD position: Organic geochemistry of soils over concealed mineralization: Linking source to sink to strategy - University of British Columbia
PhD position: Chemolithotrophs on Mars: Metabolic pathways and Biosignatures - University of St Andrews
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
PostDoctoral and Fellowship positions:
Postdoctoral position on biogeochemical modeling of deep-sea sponges (3 years) - University of Utrecht
Postdoctoral fellow in Earth and Planetary Materials Sciences - Okayama University
Postdoctoral position 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
Faculty, Technical and other positions:
Faculty position: Scanning Electron Imaging and Analyses Researcher/Laboratory Manager - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences Potsdam
Associate Research Scientist - Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Tenure Track Low Temperature Geochemist - Zhejiang University
Conferences and short courses
WRI15 – Water Rock Interaction 15: Early Registration deadline 24 June - EAG members can register at member rate
GSA 2016: Abstract deadline 12 July
88th Congress of the Italian Geological Society: Early Registration deadline 15 July
Cities on Volcanoes 9: Abstract deadline 15 July
Short course: Introduction to Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry in the Earth Sciences: if interested, email organiser
We thank you for your attention