Conference program arranged by day
Program by Theme
Conference program arranged by subject
How the sessions are arranged during the conference
- Pop Up Talks
The headline talks of the conference
Award talks and ceremonies
All the Keynote talks
Members of the committees organising the conference
- Pop Up Talks
These events are organised by scientists, societies and members of the geochemical community for the benefit and interest of all our delegates.
Early Career Events
Two 60 minute workshops will be held each day during the meetings at lunch time (these will not conflict with the conference program). Each workshop will accommodate up to 50 participants. Students and early career scientists will register through the conference website during registration. Participants will pay €5 during registration towards a subsidized lunch to reserve their place. Delegates are asked not to book into more than two of these events to ensure that all Early Career delegates have the chance to attend some of the program. In addition, several events open to all students and early career scientists (mentoring, pop-up talks, speed mentoring) will be held during the conference.
These events are all being planned by our exhibitors. To find out more information, visit them on their booths.
The field trips run in association with Goldschmidt are organised and led by scientists for scientists.
There will be a range of exciting social events for Goldschmidt delegates to meet and mingle with fellow geochemists.
Plenary: Monday 14th August 11:45 - 12:45
From Prodigies to Meteorites (1492-1803)
Monday 14th August 11:45 - 12:45 in Amphithéâtre Bleu
About the speaker, Matthieu Gounelle:
Matthieu Gounelle has received a M.D. in History and Philosophy of Science (1996) and a PhD in Physics (2000). He is now professor of cosmochemistry at the Natural History Museum in Paris and member of the Institut Universitaire de France. His research focuses on the astrophysical context of the Solar System formation. He is leading the meteorites research group of the NHM Paris and is in charge of the national meteorite collection. He has authored more than 100 scientific papers and two books on meteorites. He was curator of the art exhibit « Meteorites our most distant memories » at the Galerie Episodique in February 2016 and will be curator of the exhibit « Meteorites » at the NHM Paris in 2017.
Plenary: Tuesday 15th August 11:45 - 12:45
Paul G. Falkowski
How Corals Make Rocks
Tuesday 15th August 11:45 - 12:45 in Amphithéâtre Bleu
About the speaker, Paul G. Falkowski:
Paul G. Falkowski, Bennett Smith Professor in Business and Natural Resources/Distinguished Professor Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences/Director of Rutgers Energy Institute, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey. Professor Paul Falkowski’ scientific interests include evolution of the Earth systems, paleoecology, photosynthesis, biophysics, biogeochemical cycles, and symbiosis. Professor Falkowski earned his B.S. and M.Sc. degrees from the City College of the City University of New York and his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia. After a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Rhode Island, he joined Brookhaven National Laboratory in 1976 as a scientist in the newly formed Oceanographic Sciences Division. He served as head of the division from 1986 to 1991 and deputy chair in the Department of Applied Science from 1991-1995, responsible for the development and oversight of all environmental science programs. In 1996, he was appointed as the Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Professor at the University of British Columbia. He moved to Rutgers University in 1998. He received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 1992; the Huntsman Medal in 1998; the Hutchinson Prize in 2000; the Vernadsky medal from the European Geosciences Union in 2007, the Ecology Institute Prize in 2010 and the Albert 1st Medal in 2011. In 2001, he was elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union; in 2002, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; in 2007, he was elected to the United States National Academy of Sciences; and in 2008, he was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.
Plenary: Wednesday 16th August 11:45 - 12:45
Pierre and Marie Curie and Radioactivity
Wednesday 16th August 11:45 - 12:45 in Amphithéâtre Bleu
About the speaker, Hélène Langevin-Joliot:
Hélène Langevin-Joliot, a nuclear physicist, was born in Paris in 1927. She married Michel Langevin in 1948 and has two children. She is the grand-daughter of Pierre and Marie Curie. Her research career began at CNRS in 1949 and she retired as Director of Research Emeritus in 2005. After obtaining her State Doctorate in 1956, she joined the Institute of Nuclear Physics at Orsay to develop experiments on medium energy reactions and nuclear structure. She was in charge of the Department of Research and a member of the CNRS scientific board for several years.
Plenary: Thursday 17th August 11:45 - 12:45
Highly Siderophile Elements: A Window into the Earth's Mantle
Thursday 17th August 11:45 - 12:45 in Amphithéâtre Bleu
About the speaker, Laurie Reisberg:
Laurie Reisberg obtained her BSc at the University of Michigan in 1979 and her PhD from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University in 1988. After post-docs at the Institut du Physique du Globe in Paris and at Lamont-Doherty, she joined the Centre de Recherches Pétrographiques et Géochimiques, a research laboratory of the French national science agency (CNRS) and the Université de Lorraine, in Nancy, France. Her specialities are radiogenic isotopes and highly siderophile element geochemistry. In the early part of her career, her work was centered on mantle geochemistry, including studies of the formation and evolution of the non-cratonic lithosphere and of basaltic magmatism. She has also worked on erosion and how it is recorded in the marine radiogenic isotopic record, nucelosynthethic anomalies in meteorites, and the radiometric dating and source tracing of ore deposits and, most recently, of oils.
Plenary: Friday 18th August 11:45 - 12:45
Clumped Isotopologue (13CH3D) Fingerprinting of Methane Sources
Friday 18th August 11:45 - 12:45 in Amphithéâtre Bleu
About the speaker, Shuhei Ono:
Shuhei Ono is Associate Professor in Low Temperature Geochemistry at the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research group develops and applies novel isotope proxies to trace evolution and interaction between microbe and geochemistry. Recent research topics include application of tunable laser spectroscopy for precise measurements of clumped methane isotopologue and its application to define diverse origin of methane in the environment. He is a co-chair for Boston Goldschmidt 2018