Meet the Scientist: Asmaa Boujibar

October 25, 2018

Name: Asmaa Boujibar
Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Institution: Geophysical Lab, Carnegie Institution for Science
Place of Residence: Washington, DC

Q: What kind of science do you do?
A: I am a petrologist, geochemist and planetary scientist. I study several aspects of planetary accretion and differentiation. I perform experiments at high pressure and temperature to simulate conditions under which planets form and evolve. Using experimental data, I model the chemical reactions occurring during planetary growth and the resulting physical states of planetary interiors. The main goal of my work is to understand how and why each terrestrial planet of our solar system and beyond are different in chemical composition, structure, thermal state and geologic history. Using meteoritic data, I also help unravel the differences between planetary, asteroidal and meteoritic compositions, which enables a better knowledge of the dynamic evolution of our solar system in its early stages.

Goldschmidt 2022: Chicago

October 12, 2018

The GS and EAG are excited to announce that the 2022 Goldschmidt Conference® will take place July 10-15 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The second most visited city in the United States, Chicago is known for its influential architecture, diverse population, and blues music. Mark your calendar for upcoming conferences and plan to participate in the world's premier meeting devoted to geochemistry!

Elements: Deep-Ocean Mineral Deposits

October 11, 2018

Ferromanganese nodules/crusts and seafloor massive sulfides are a unique feature of the deep-ocean seafloor. These deep-ocean mineral deposits are windows into Earth's processes, revealing clues to the evolution of seawater and ancient ore-forming processes. They also represent significant metal resources that could contribute future raw materials supply. The articles in this issue explore the formation of deep-ocean mineral deposits; their inherent scientific value; and the geological, technical, environmental and economic challenges, as well as regulatory and philosophical questions, of extracting such mineral resources.

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

The New

October 05, 2018

Welcome to the new Geochemical Society website! The site has been completely updated to help you easily find the latest information on the society's programs and events. It's now fully responsive and can be easily navigated on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. If you are visiting the new site for the first time, here are a few tips for using it:

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  • Renew your membership or update your contact information quickly and securely.
  • Keep up with the latest news in geochemistry with Geochemical News.

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Membership for Scientists from Countries with Low-income Economies

October 03, 2018

In order to make membership more affordable for scientists in every county, the GS Board of Directors recently approved a new dues structure for professional members. A reduced professional rate of $15 is now available to scientists from countries classified by the World Bank as having low-income or lower-middle-income economies. If dues are paid before Dec. 31, then the rate is only $10. This new rate is available to both new and continuing members.

List of qualifying countries (scroll down to find income classifications)

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Graduate students from qualifying countries may apply for free membership through the Introductory Student Membership program.

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Goldschmidt2019: Call for Sessions and Workshops

September 20, 2018

Barcelona is the next destination of the Goldschmidt Conference and we warmly invite you to come and actively participate in the conference, starting with building a high-quality science program.

The Call for Session and Workshop proposals is now open. Visit the Goldschmidt2019 website for more information and instructions on how to submit your proposals.

The deadline for both calls is 1 November 2018.

Call for Nominations: Goldschmidt Special Lectures

August 23, 2018

The GS is seeking nominations from the community for three lectures to be presented next August at Goldschmidt2019. The F. Earl Ingerson Lecture is open to any geochemical topic with broad appeal. The Endowed Biogeochemistry Lecture recognizes a prominent scientist who is making cutting-edge field-based measurements or laboratory measurements on field samples in biogeochemistry. The lecture honoring Robert Berner includes a wide range of topics associated with elemental cycling at the Earth's surface. The nominations deadline for all three lectures is Oct. 31, 2018.

Learn more about the Berner Lecture

Learn more about the Endowed Biogeochemistry Lecture

Learn more about the Ingerson Lecture


Goldschmidt2018 in the News

August 22, 2018

The groundbreaking science presented at the 2018 Goldschmidt Conference made headlines around the world. Here are a few highlights:

BBC Radio: Interview with Ian Power on magnesite Scientists create mineral to absorb CO2 from atmosphere
Scientific American: Meteorites May Have Created Some of Earth's Oldest Rocks
Newsweek: Earth's Ingredients Are Uncannily Similar to Planetary Systems 456 Light-Years Away
Die Welt: Fukushima schlimmer belastet als erwartet

Elements: Central Andes: Mountains, Magmas, and Minerals

August 02, 2018

The Central Andes in South America preserve the complicated interplay between tectonics, magmatism, and climate at an active continental margin. This "field-based" issue explores the development of the Andean Cordillera topography and provides insights into magma generation, volcanism, and ignimbrite "flare-ups". Also explored in this issue are the origins and sources of the spectacular salt deposits in the Atacama Desert and the world's largest porphyry copper deposits.

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

Elements: Terroir: Science Related to Grape and Wine Quality

June 07, 2018

The French have a word for all aspects of the wine environment: ​​terroir. Terroir is the integration of all individual factors that contribute to wine quality. This issue explores the physical environment that shapes the character and quality of wine, ranging from geology and soils to viticulture and climate. It also discusses some of the technological advances such as drones, remote sensing, and precision agriculture that are revolutionizing the production of fine wine.

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