December 07, 2013
Timothy Grove, Professor in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 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. Grove is recognized for his outstanding contributions to understanding magma genesis on Earth, other planets, and planetary bodies; his ability to combine exquisite and difficult petrologic experimentation with field work; and, his creativity in driving thought on generation mechanisms of magmas in new directions. He is highly regarded in particular for his work on the role of water in magma genesis. The award will be presented at the Goldschmidt2014 conference this June.
December 07, 2013
Christopher Reddy, Senior Scientist in the Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 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. Reddy is recognized for his analytical and scientific contributions to organic geochemistry. The award will be presented at the Goldschmidt2014 conference this June.
December 07, 2013
Matthew Jackson, Associate Professor in the Department of Earth Science at the University of California – Santa Barbara, has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 F.W. Clarke Award. Dr. Jackson is being recognized for his outstanding series of high impact papers on mantle geochemistry that have made a fundamental and transformative contribution to our knowledge of mantle recycling and the mantle reservoirs. 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. The award will be presented at the Goldschmidt2014 conference this June.
December 02, 2013
Laurie Reisberg (CRPG, France), Anton Eisenhauer (GEOMAR, Germany), Chris Hawkesworth (University of St. Andrews, UK), and Tomoki Nakamura (Tohoku University, Japan) have been elected by the Geochemical Society membership to serve as Vice-President, Secretary, Director, and Director, respectively. We are extremely grateful to all the candidates for participating, and to the 1,026 Geochemical Society members who cast their votes in this election. The terms of the new Board members will begin on Jan. 1, 2014, and they will be joining the 12 other members of the 2014 GS Board of Directors.
November 13, 2013
A preliminary list of thirteen pre- and post-meeting field trips for the California Goldschmidt Conference has been announced. About half of these will be run next year, and the final list will be on the basis of the number of people expressing interested in each trip by December 1. To learn more about the trips and to submit your interest, please see http://goldschmidt.info/2014/fieldTrips.
Here is the list of the proposed post-conference trips. The pre-conference trips are also available on the Goldschmidt website, and were announced in last week’s Geochemical News.
- The Geology of Lassen Volcanic National Park
- Long Valley Caldera and Mono Basin
- Plutonic Rocks in Yosemite
- Arsenic contamination and mitigation at Empire Mine State Historic Park, and North Star Mining Museum, Grass Valley, CA
- Crystallized Climate in Central Sierra Nevada Foothill Caves
- The Monterey Formation in the Monterey – Carmel Valley Area, California
November 07, 2013
A preliminary list of fifteen pre- and post-meeting field trips for the California Goldschmidt Conference has been announced. About half of these will be run next year, and the final list will be on the basis of the number of people expressing interested in each trip by December 1. To learn more about the trips and to submit your interest, please see http://goldschmidt.info/2014/fieldTrips.
Here is the list of the proposed pre-conference trips. The post-conference trips are also available on the Goldschmidt website, and will be listed in Geochemical News next week.
- The Sierra Nevada — Geologic and Human Aspects of the Assembly of California
- The Franciscan Complex and Related Rocks
- Geysers Geothermal Field & Frog's Leap winery
- Iron Mountain Superfund site, near Redding, CA
- A Taste of the Terroir of the Napa Valley
- Southern Sierra CZO
- Timing, distribution, amount and style of Cenozoic extension in the Northern Great Basin
November 06, 2013
The Geochemical Society recently signed an agreement with the American Geophysical Union (AGU) to coordinate efforts in support of geochemistry. The reciprocal arrangements include member registration rates for both AGU and the GS-organized Goldschmidt Conferences and regular meetings of leadership representatives from both organizations to enhance shared activities. Other aspects include advertisement in Geochemical News of geochemically-oriented titles in the GS-sponsored AGU journal Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems (G-cubed) and the involvement of GS Program Committee members in session planning for the AGU Annual and Meeting of the Americas Conferences. The GS will cosponsor the VGP reception and have an exhibit booth (Booth 1201) at the upcoming AGU Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Be sure to stop by and see the latest developments in geochemistry including the latest information on the California Goldschmidt Conference which will be held in Sacramento from June 8-13, 2014. The GS looks forward to working with AGU to expand opportunities in geochemistry world-wide.
November 04, 2013
We are asking the community to spot any potential gaps in the science program. If you can spot an important topic that might attract at least 20 presentations which is not currently part of the program, then we would be grateful if you could suggest a sessions to fill that gap in the program. Please use the session suggestion form on the Goldschmidt2014 website to suggest a session. The deadline for the call for sessions is Monday,November 11th. All suggestions will be reviewed by the Science Committee, and proposers notified during December 2013.
November 04, 2013
Over 400 delegates participated in workshops before the Florence Goldschmidt, and there will be an opportunity to run workshops again immediately before Goldschmidt2014. This is a really convenient time for graduate students and others, as they will be together in California for the conference in any case. As with last year, the conference can provide all the administration of the workshop, so all an Organizer needs to do is suggest a title and prepare the materials.
If you would like to run a workshop immediately before Goldschmidt2014 which would attract more than 20 participants, please complete the application form available from the workshop information page on the conference website and return it to the conference helpdesk before December 1st. This form will provide the Organizing Committee with enough information to select the workshops to be approved at their meeting early in December. The Organizers of approved workshops will then need to produce a final set of specifications and advertising materials by January 10th so that the forms for delegates to use to book places at workshops can open on February 1st.
October 28, 2013
The GSA 125th Anniversary meeting is in full swing this week. If you are attending, be sure to visit the GS booth (1107) as well as attend the ticketed reception tonight (Tuesday, Oct 29) at 5:45pm-7:45pm, CCC Upper Level Lobby D. As an affiliate of both GSA and AGI, A Geochemical Society representative was present at a AGI/GSA joint meeting that featured a presentation on AGI’s new web resource the Center for Geoscience Education and Public Understanding. The center is a web service to the geoscience, education, and public communities. Although much of the content is U.S.-centric there are resources to benefit to the international community. Pictured: Ingerson Lecturer Rebecca Lange stands with GS President Rick Carlson in the Geochemical Society booth (1107).