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Division on Geodynamics

President: Paul Tackley (gd@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Jeroen van Hunen (jeroen.van-hunen@durham.ac.uk)

Studies related to the Geodynamics Division include all aspects of geodynamic processes in the lithosphere, mantle, and core. They encompass different approaches, including observations, imaging, theory, modelling (numerical simulations and laboratory experiments), and interpretation. Examples include the dynamics of subduction, mid-ocean-ridge processes, vertical and horizontal plate movements driving mountain building and basin formation, lithosphere dynamics, mantle convection, and core dynamics.

Recent awardees

Anne Davaille

Anne Davaille

  • 2019
  • Augustus Love Medal

The 2019 Augustus Love Medal is awarded to Anne Davaille for innovative experiments and analysis in fluid mechanics, which have created a new understanding of convective regimes within the mantles of the Earth and other planets and of their magmatic systems.


Edgar M. Parmentier

Edgar M. Parmentier

  • 2018
  • Augustus Love Medal

The 2018 Augustus Love Medal is awarded to Edgar M. Parmentier for outstanding research in the fundamental geodynamical processes of sea-floor spreading, melt extraction and crustal formation, and the application of geodynamical principles to flow in the mantle.


Thibault Duretz

Thibault Duretz

  • 2018
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award

The 2018 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award is awarded to Thibault Duretz for his fundamental contributions to understanding slab detachment, shear zones, passive-margin formation, obduction and development of new numerical algorithms.


Antoniette G. Grima

Antoniette G. Grima

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Antoniette G. Grima Mid-Mantle Orphan Slabs


Roland Neofitu

Roland Neofitu

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Roland Neofitu Analysis of hiatal surfaces and the stratigraphic framework for the plume mode in the East African Rift System (EARS): Progress and Limitations

Latest posts from the GD blog

The Sassy Scientist – Research Relevance

The Sassy Scientist – Research Relevance

Every week, The Sassy Scientist answers a question on geodynamics, related topics, academic life, the universe or anything in between with a healthy dose of sarcasm. Do you have a question for The Sassy Scientist? Submit your question here. Meghan asks: Why is your research relevant? Dear Meghan, Because I like it. My supervisor is in my office every day to talk about my results. I talk to people outside my department and they say it all looks very promising. …


How the EGU works: Experiences as GD Division President

How the EGU works: Experiences as GD Division President

In a new regular feature, Paul Tackley, president of the EGU geodynamics division, writes about his role as a president, and gives us an insider’s view on how EGU works and is preparing for the future. Stepping into the role of GD Division President has given me a big learning experience about how the European Geosciences Union is run and about how members are represented and can participate. Here I convey some impressions, give a quick overview of how EGU


The Sassy Scientist – PhD angst

The Sassy Scientist – PhD angst

Every week, The Sassy Scientist answers a question on geodynamics, related topics, academic life, the universe or anything in between with a healthy dose of sarcasm. Do you have a question for The Sassy Scientist? Submit your question here. Iris asks: Will I ever finish my PhD? Dear Iris, Most researchers won’t admit to it publicly, but they all had doubts when trying to complete their PhD research. Sometimes the daunting task may seem impossible: why did I ever think …


On the resolution of seismic tomography models and the connection to geodynamic modelling (Is blue/red the new cold/hot?) (How many pixels in an Earth??)

On the resolution of seismic tomography models and the connection to geodynamic modelling (Is blue/red the new cold/hot?) (How many pixels in an Earth??)

Seismologists work hard to provide the best snapshots of the Earth’s mantle. Yet tomographic models based on different approaches or using different data sets sometimes obtain quite different details. It is hard to know for a non specialist if small scale anomalies can be trusted and why. This week Maria Koroni and Daniel Bowden, both postdocs in the Seismology and Wave Physics group in ETH Zürich, tell us how these beautiful images of the Earth are obtained in practice. Seismology …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

The deadline to nominate the best deserving researchers for the EGU 2020 awards and medals is this month, on the 15th of June. To increase diversity in the group of EGU awardees and medallists, we encourage the EGU membership to consider gender, geographical and cultural balance when nominating outstanding Earth, planetary and space scientists at various career stages. We also remind you that the EGU launched two exciting new awards this year, which we are also accepting nominations for: the Angela Croome Award for science journalists and Katia and Maurice Krafft Award for researchers for excellence in science outreach and engagement.

Another important date to keep in mind is 9 June, the deadline for submitting your feedback on the EGU General Assembly 2019. This is your chance to help us improve the 2020 meeting.

If you are looking to organise a geoscience school or conference, keep an eye on egu.eu next week as we’ll be launching our call for applications for financial support from the EGU to organise topical events.