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MAP application deadline March 31

March 16, 2015

The Geochemical Society's Meeting Assistance Program (MAP) annually allocates up to five sponsorships of up to $2,000 (USD) each for support of geochemistry sessions/symposia at any scientific conference of geochemical relevance. Deadlines for applications are March 31 and September 30 of each year. For more information and application instructions please visit our MAP webpage.


Goldschmidt2015 Registration Discount

March 09, 2015

Online registration for Goldschmidt2015 in Prague, Czech Republic, is now open. This is a reminder that GS members who are current on their 2015 memberships are entitled to register at the member rate (Professional €490, Student €295 for early registration). To receive this rate you will be required to provide your membership number when registering. If you need to check your member status or locate your member number, you may go to our member login.

Two deadlines to keep in mind are the 2 April Abstract deadline and the 16 June Early Registration deadline. Please encourage your colleagues and students who plan to attend Goldschmidt2015 and are not members of one of the partner societies to join first, so that they may qualify for the lower rate.

Miriam Kastner named 2015 V.M. Goldschmidt Medalist

February 16, 2015

Miriam Kastner, Distinguished Professor in the Scripps Institution of Oceanography University of California San Diego has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 V.M. Goldschmidt Award. The Goldschmidt Award recognizes major achievements in geochemistry or cosmochemistry consisting of either a single outstanding contribution or a series of publications that have had great influence on the field. Dr. Kastner is recognized for her fundamental contributions to our understanding of crust-fluid interactions, particularly in subduction zones and ridge flanks; for the breadth of her research achievements, spanning a wide range of geochemical processes occurring at the sediment-water interface and within marine sediments (gas hydrates and methane cycling, dolomitization, Si, Ca and P mineral diagenesis); and as a rigorous and innovative geochemist who has always set extremely high standards. This award will be presented at the Goldschmidt2015 conference in Prague, Czech Republic this August.

Karen Johannesson named 2015 C.C. Patterson Medalist

February 16, 2015

Karen Johannesson, Professor of Geochemistry and Chemical Hydrogeology at Tulane University has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 C.C. Patterson Award. The Patterson Award recognizes an innovative breakthrough of fundamental significance in environmental geochemistry, particularly in service of society, consisting of either a single outstanding contribution or a short series of papers published within the last decade. Dr. Johannesson is recognized for her papers in which she established new insights into REE aqueous geochemistry. Specifically, the breadth and depth of her work on quantitatively assessing REE complexation and fluxes, as developed through her insights into how REE speciation controls the distribution and mobility of REE in aqueous systems. This award will be presented at the Goldschmidt2015 conference in Prague, Czech Republic this August.

Anat Shahar named 2015 F.W. Clarke Medalist

February 16, 2015

Anat Shahar, Science Staff at the Geophysical Laboratory at the Carnegie Institution of Washington has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 F.W. Clarke Award. The Clarke Award recognizes an early-career scientist for a single outstanding contribution to geochemistry or cosmochemistry published either as a single paper or a series of papers on a single topic. Dr. Shahar is recognized for her significant experimental advances; her incredibly challenging yet elegant high P-T experiments; and her innovative ability to measure silicon isotopes in situ constraining the melting history of each object within. This award will be presented at the Goldschmidt2015 conference in Prague, Czech Republic this August.

Author: Seth Davis
Category: GNews

Goldschmidt2015 : Abstract Submission Now Open

February 16, 2015

Preparations for the 25th Goldschmidt conference, which will be held in Prague on the 16-21 August, are now well underway and we are pleased to be able to open bookings. To give you a taste of the Goldschmidt2015 conference and the beautiful city of Prague, we're excited to present the Goldschmidt2015 welcome video.

2015 Geochemical Fellows

February 16, 2015

The Geochemical Society and European Association of Geochemistry are pleased to announce those receiving the honor of 2015 Geochemical Fellow. Fellows elected this year include: Ariel Anbar (Arizona State University, USA), Hai Cheng (Xi’an Jiatong Uinversity, China and University of Minnesota, USA), Timothy Elliott (University of Bristol, UK), Monica M. Grady (Open University, UK), Erik Hauri (Carnegie Institute, Washington, USA), Gert de Lange (Utrecht University, The Netherlands), Timothy W. Lyons (University of California, Riverside, USA), Kathryn L. Nagy (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA), Eiji Ohtani (Tohoku University, Japan), Holly Stein (Colorado State University, USA), Karen H. Johannesson (Tulane University, USA) and Philippe Van Cappellen (University of of Waterloo, Canada). The Geochemical Fellows will receive their honor at the 2015 Goldschmidt Conference in Prague, Czech Republic this August.

Goldschmidt2018 Boston

February 09, 2015

It is with great pleasure that GS and EAG announce the venue and dates for the 28th Goldschmidt Conference! After careful investigation of a series of venues on the U.S. eastern seaboard a competitive bid from the John B. Hynes Veterans Convention Centre in Boston was selected to host the 2018 Goldschmidt from August 11-17. New England and the greater Boston area offer not only an extraordinary nexus of outstanding scientific institutions (many of whom will be involved in the conference planning and organization), but also a superb location for field trips and social events – all located close to major transportation hubs. A special focus of recent Goldschmidt Conferences has been on community building – with a particular emphasis on the group that is the foundation and future of geochemistry - the students and early career scientists. Mentoring programs and other innovations to attract and support our growing and increasingly international community will be a cornerstone as well.

ELEMENTS: Mineralogy of Mars

January 31, 2015

The February issue of Elements magazine (volume 11, issue 1) is in press. "The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover Curiosity was designed and built to explore the surface of Mars and characterize its modern environment. Its primary objective was to search for ancient habitable environments. During its nominal one-Mars-year mission (23 Earth months), Curiosity drilled and scooped samples, made mineralogical, isotopic, and compositional measurements, took hundreds of thousands of images that provided geologic context for samples, and acquired millions of observations of the modern environment. Curiosity is the most advanced mobile geochemistry laboratory to have ever roved another planet, and it has been very productive. Within 8 months of landing, scientists were able to confirm mission success with evidence of an ancient habitable environment on Mars. This issue presents the range of discoveries related to the investigations of the solid materials at Gale Crater and elsewhere on Mars." [Grotzinger et al. (2015) Elements 11:19-26]

Current Geochemical Society members can access this issue now via the Elements online archive using your email address (UserID) and member number (Password).

Author: Seth Davis
Category: GNews

Future Goldschmidt Conferences

January 25, 2015

The European Association of Geochemistry and the Geochemical Society, co-owners of the Goldschmidt conference, are excited to announce the locations of future meetings:

Please mark these dates in your calendar. We hope to see many of you there.