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Medals

The following medals are due to be presented at Goldschmidt2020.

V.M. Goldschmidt Award 2020 (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. More info

Richard Carlson Awarded to: Richard Carlson
Abstract: The Impact of Early Earth Differentiation on the Modern World
Medal lecture in:
Session 02c in Room 1, Goldschmidt2020 - Virtual Venue on

F.W. Clarke Award 2020 (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. More info

Daniel Stolper Awarded to: Daniel Stolper
Abstract: An Experimental and Theoretical Calibration of CH4-H2-H2O Hydrogen Isotopic Equilibrium from 3-200℃
Medal lecture in:
Session 06l in Room 2, Goldschmidt2020 - Virtual Venue on

C.C. Patterson Award 2019 (GS)

Awarded annually for a recent innovative breakthrough in environmental geochemistry of fundamental significance, published in a peer-reviewed journal. More info

Barbara Sherwood Lollar Awarded to: Barbara Sherwood Lollar
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Abstract: Quantification of Transformation and Transport Across Biogeochemical Boundaries by Multi-Element CSIA
Medal lecture in:
Session 13h in Room 4, Goldschmidt2020 - Virtual Venue on

C.C. Patterson Award 2020 (GS)

Awarded annually for a recent innovative breakthrough in environmental geochemistry of fundamental significance, published in a peer-reviewed journal. More info

Naohiro Yoshida Awarded to: Naohiro Yoshida
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Abstract: Frontier Modes of Light Element Isotopic Substitution as a Key for Origin Studies
Medal lecture in:
Session 14h in Plenary Hall, Goldschmidt2020 - Virtual Venue on

Robert Berner Lecture (GS & EAG)

Presented by a mid-career scientist on a topic associated with elemental cycling at the Earth's surface. More info

Andreas Andersson Awarded to: Andreas Andersson
Abstract: Berner Lecture: How Will Anthropogenic CO2 Affect Shallow Water Calcium Carbonate Sediment Dissolution?
Medal lecture in:
Session 12c in Plenary Hall, Goldschmidt2020 - Virtual Venue on

Endowed Biogeochemistry Lecture (GS)

Presented by a prominent scientist who is making cutting-edge field-based measurements or laboratory measurements on field samples in the area of biogeochemistry. More info

Samantha Joye Awarded to: Samantha Joye
Abstract: Novel Approaches Reveal Unexpected Biogeochemical Dynamics in Extreme Environments
Medal lecture in:
Session 14e in Plenary Hall, Goldschmidt2020 - Virtual Venue on

Paul Gast Lecture (GS & EAG)

Recognizes a mid-career scientist for outstanding contributions to geochemistry. More info

Jochen Brocks Awarded to: Jochen Brocks
Abstract: Lost World of Complex Life: Molecular Traces of our Deepest Eukaryotic Ancestors
Medal lecture in:
Session 00a in Plenary Hall, Goldschmidt2020 - Virtual Venue on

F. Earl Ingerson Lecture (GS)

Open for any topic within geochemistry that has broad appeal to Goldschmidt attendees. More info

Christian France-Lanord Awarded to: Christian France-Lanord
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Abstract: The Carbon Budget of the Himalayan Orogeny from Source to Sink
Medal lecture in:
Session 10f in Room 3, Goldschmidt2020 - Virtual Venue on

H.C. Urey Award 2020 (EAG)

The Urey Award is bestowed annually by the society for outstanding contributions advancing geochemistry over a career. The award is based solely on scientific merit. More info

Jill Banfield Awarded to: Jill Banfield
Abstract: Microbial Mediation of Watershed Biogeochemical Cycles
Medal lecture in:
Session 10f in Room 3, Goldschmidt2020 - Virtual Venue on

Werner Stumm Science Innovation Award 2020 (EAG)

The EAG Science Innovation Award recognizes scientists who have recently made a particularly important and innovative breakthrough in geochemistry. The geochemical research must be highly original and contribute in a significant fashion to our understanding of the natural behaviour of the Earth or planets. More info

Kevin Rosso Awarded to: Kevin Rosso
Abstract: Understanding Torque-Generating Forces Enabling Crystal Growth by Oriented Attachment
Medal lecture in:
Session 07c in Room 2, Goldschmidt2020 - Virtual Venue on

F.G. Houtermans Award 2020 (EAG)

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. More info

Kun Wang Awarded to: Kun Wang
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Abstract: Isotopic Constraints on the Origin and Evolution of Martian Volatiles
Medal lecture in:
Session 01c in Room 1, Goldschmidt2020 - Virtual Venue on

The Geochemical Journal Award 2020 (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. More info

François-Régis ORTHOUS-DAUNAY Awarded to: François-Régis ORTHOUS-DAUNAY
Abstract: A Sketch for a Photolytic History of Organic Molecules in the Solar System
Medal lecture in:
Session 01c in Plenary Hall, Goldschmidt2020 - Virtual Venue on

The Shen-su Sun Award 2020 (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.

Haojia Abby Ren Awarded to: Haojia Abby Ren
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Abstract: Foraminifera-Bound Nitrogen Isotopes: From Mechanistic Understanding to a Case Study in the Equatorial Pacific
Medal lecture in:
Session 14d in Plenary Hall, Goldschmidt2020 - Virtual Venue on

International Association of Geoanalysts Young Scientists Award (IAG)

The award promotes the careers of young scientists who have either developed innovative analytical methods or provided new strategies to improve data quality as applied to the chemical analysis of geological or environmental samples More info

Jie Lin Awarded to: Jie Lin
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Abstract: Accurate Analysis of Lithium Isotopic Ratios in Geological Samples with High Precision
Medal lecture in:
Session 06d in Room 2, Goldschmidt2020 - Virtual Venue on
Michael Weber Awarded to: Michael Weber
Abstract: LA-MC-ICP-MS Sr Isotope Analysis of Speleothems – Choosing the Right Reference Material
Medal lecture in:
Session 14d in Plenary Hall, Goldschmidt2020 - Virtual Venue on

Geochemical Fellows 2020 (GS & EAG)

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 Goldschmidt, Urey, EAG Science Innovation, and Treibs Medals become Fellows automatically. More info

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