The following medals are due to be presented at Goldschmidt2019.
2019 Urey Award (EAG)
The Urey Award is bestowed by the European Association of Geochemistry for outstanding contributions advancing geochemistry over a career. The award is presented annually at the V.M. Goldschmidt Conference. It is named in honor of Harold Clayton Urey, an American physical chemist whose pioneering work on isotopes earned him the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1934 and later led him to theories of planetary evolution.
2019 Houtermans Award (EAG)
The Houtermans award is bestowed annually to a scientist within 12 years from the start of PhD. The award recognizes a single exceptional contribution to geochemistry, published as a single paper or a series of papers on a single topic. It is named in honor of Friedrich Georg Houtermans, a Dutch-Austrian-German physicist.
2019 Samuel Epstein Science Innovation Award (EAG)
The EAG Science Innovation Award recognizes mid-career scientists who have recently made a particularly important and innovative breakthrough in geochemistry. The 2019 EAG Science Innovation Award was named in honor of Samuel Epstein for his work in isotope geochemistry.
2019 Paul Gast Lecture (EAG & GS)
This award is bestowed jointly by the European Association of Geochemistry and the Geochemical Society and has been named in honor of Paul W. Gast, the first Goldschmidt medallist (the Goldschmidt award is bestowed by the Geochemical Society). This lectureship is awarded to a mid-career scientist for outstanding contributions to geochemistry. The lecture is presented as a plenary at the Goldschmidt Conference.
2019 Robert Berner Lecture (EAG & GS)
The lecture was established in 2017 by students and friends of the late Robert Berner to commemorate his intellectual legacy in geochemistry. It is a joint award of the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry, presented as an annual lecture at the Goldschmidt Conference. The lecture is on a ‘Berner’ subject, which includes a wide range of topics associated with elemental cycling at the Earth’s surface.
V.M. Goldschmidt Award (GS)
The V. M. Goldschmidt Award is made for 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. The award will normally be given annually at the V. M. Goldschmidt Conference.
F.W. Clarke Award (GS)
The F. W. Clarke Award is normally made annually at the V. M. Goldschmidt Conference to 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.
Endowed Biogeochemistry Lecture (GS)
In 2015, an anonymous donor made a major gift to the Geochemical Society to launch a new endowed lecture to highlight innovative research in biogeochemistry. The lecture will be given each year at the Goldschmidt Conference.
F. Earl Ingerson Lecture (GS)
The F. Earl Ingerson Lecture Series honors the Geochemical Society's first president. The recipient is selected annually by the GS Board of Directors, from a list of nominees provided by the Program Committee including suggestions from the community.
The Geochemical Journal Award 2019 (GSJ)
The Geochemical Journal Award recognizes the most outstanding research paper published in the previous year as evaluated on the originality, quality and advancement of science, and particularly of geochemistry.
The 2019 Shen-Su Sun Award (Shen Su Sun Foundation)
The Shen-su Sun Award is to recognize exceptional geoscientists younger than 40 years, who work in mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong in commemoration of late Dr. Shen-su Sun for his pioneering and tremendous contributions to the geochemistry of the solid Earth and mantle dynamics, and for his unselfish and boundless mentorship to younger generations of scientists in the field of Geochemistry. This Award is presented by the Shen-Su Sun Foundation.
Medal for Research Excellence 2018 (EMU)
The European Mineralogical Union (EMU) awards a medal for research excellence to young scientists since 1995. The medal is intended for young scientists (no older than ~ 40) who have made significant contributions to research in mineralogy and whose professional and societal activities contribute to strengthening scientific links in Europe.
2019 Geochemistry Fellows (EAG & GS)
In 1996, the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry established the honorary title of Geochemistry Fellow, to be bestowed upon outstanding scientists who have, over some years, made a major contribution to the field of geochemistry. Recipients of the Urey, Goldschmidt, Treibs, Patterson and Science Innovation Awards become Fellows automatically.
University of Chicago (USA), for his contributions to our understanding of the diversity of nucleosynthetically distinct components present in the early solar system, their role in the assembly of the Earth, and the time scales and mechanisms of planetary scale differentiation, and for his leadership in developing the technologies and methods that underly the application of isotope geo- and cosmochemistry.
CNRS and Sorbonne Université (France), GS Treibs Award medallist, for her research on the selective preservation of algal cell walls to form kerogen and the hypothesis that carbonaceous chondrite organic matter derives from solar gases and dust.
Mount Holyoke College (USA), For her exceptional contributions to research in mineralogy, igneous and metamorphic petrology, her success in developing pioneering analysis techniques, and the extraordinary impact her work has had on both the terrestrial and planetary mineralogy, as well as for being an extraordinary mentor to young scientists in many terrestrial and planetary disciplines.
Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et l’Environnement (France), for his pioneering role in using water isotopologues for reconstructing past climate changes from polar ice cores with associated atmospheric modeling using both dynamically simple and General Circulation Models, a research which has been key to understanding of the complex relationship between Earth’ climate and natural forcings including that by greenhouse gases measured in ice cores.
Rice University (USA), for his diverse, creative and prolific work, his provocative ideas that have inspired debate and action, and his fundamental contributions to the understanding of our planet’s continents.
China University of Geosciences (China), for establishing a P-T path for the exhumation from very high-pressures of a continental block buried during continent-continent collision, as well as for succeeding for the first time to attach a time scale showing that this exhumation process was very rapid.
University of Utrecht (Netherlands), for his innovative, seminal contributions to understanding elemental cycling at the Earth’s surface, including the decomposition kinetics and preservation of sedimentary organic carbon, benthic food web dynamics and carbon flow, and global models of diagenetic processes, nutrient regeneration, and ecosystem functioning.
GET Laboratory, CNRS (France) and University College London (UK), EAG Urey Award medallist, for his major contributions in the predictive description of mineral dissolution/precipitation rates in natural systems which have served as the basis for predicting the behavior of radioactive waste and carbon storage in the subsurface, as well as chemical weathering at the Earth’s surface, and for contributions to geochemistry reaching far beyond his scientific production.
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University of Bern (Switzerland), for revolutionising the use and application of accessory minerals particularly in metamorphic rocks through coordinated microscale analysis for chronology, trace element geochemistry, and stable isotope compositions, which are then calibrated experimentally to provide insight to physicochemical conditions during formation.
University of Tokyo (Japan), for research accomplishments filled with creativity, exploring aspects of cosmochemistry and geochemistry that were off the beaten path, in fields ranging from the evolution of the atmosphere and deep cycling of carbon and nitrogen to dating dinosaur teeth or recording Milankovitch cycles in giant clams. This should be taken as the demonstration that creativity has no boundaries in science.
University of Toronto (Canada), GS Patterson Award medallist, for pioneering environmental geochemistry methods based on compound specific isotope analysis to detect and monitor the biodegradation of organic pollutants in water. These methods have reshaped the assessment of contaminated sites world-wide and have provided a molecular-level technique to improve the sustainability of water resources.
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University of Alberta (Canada), for his virtuous integration of advanced and novel analytical techniques with unique field methods in unusual areas leading to outstanding contributions in our understanding of the cycling of trace metals (and metalloids) between the hydrosphere, pedosphere and atmosphere; an endeavor that requires considerable imagination.
Geological Survey of Israel and Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel), for being an idea generator on overdrive, with a great enthusiasm for geology and a great scientific intuition, for being an inspiration to early career scientists, and for making important scientific contributions to many fields ranging from Middle East paleoclimate to mantle geochemistry.