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Division on Earth Magnetism & Rock Physics
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Division on Earth Magnetism & Rock Physics

President: Angelo De Santis (emrp@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Fabio Florindo (fabio.florindo@ingv.it)

The Earth is a dynamical planet: its interiors’ electro-magnetism and physical properties contribute to this exciting property of our planet. The Earth Magnetism & Rock Physics (EMRP) Division addresses the experimental, theoretical and modeling approaches of fundamental solid-Earth and magneto-hydrodynamic processes that extend from the Earth’s surface to the core. A continuous demand for a better understanding of the magneto-hydrodynamic and physical processes responsible for the Earth’s magnetic field spatial and temporal variability is required. Theoretical and experimental aspects of rock physics, environmental magnetism, magnetic anomalies and plate tectonic reconstructions, magnetic polarity reversals, petrophysical assessment throughout physical, mechanical and magnetic properties, electrical conductivity and transport properties of the Earth’s crust and mantle are some of the key topics of research of our ‘living planet’ to which this division is dedicated.

The division awards the Louis Néel and the Petrus Peregrinus medals for outstanding contributions to geomagnetism, palaeomagnetism and rock physics.

In line with EGU and the other divisions, EMRP is actively trying to engage with early career scientists (ECS). The ECS representative of EMRP division is working with the other divisions ECS representatives to improve visibility of ECS concerns, as well as, help out with any ECS related issues (e.g. first attendance at EGU General Assembly and how to organize sessions). Check out the ECS section for more information (http://www.egu.eu/ecs/) or contact directly the ECS representative of EMRP division (see at http://www.egu.eu/emrp/structure/).

Recent awardees

Harry W. Green II

Harry W. Green II

  • 2018
  • Louis Néel Medal

The 2018 Louis Néel Medal is awarded to Harry W. Green II for his seminal contributions to the mechanism of deep-focus earthquakes, rock rheology, mantle dynamics and the dramatic improvement of a solid pressure-medium apparatus.


Mioara Mandea

Mioara Mandea

  • 2018
  • Petrus Peregrinus Medal

The 2018 Petrus Peregrinus Medal is awarded to Mioara Mandea for defining the nature of the geomagnetic field, particularly abrupt changes in secular variation known as geomagnetic jerks, and for advancing observatory and satellite data collection and analysis.


Marco M. Scuderi

Marco M. Scuderi

  • 2018
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award

The 2018 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award is awarded to Marco M. Scuderi for his exceptional seminal contributions to our understanding of fault mechanics and earthquake physics via important fundamental advances and high-quality papers on a broad range of problems on rock physics.


Katarzyna Dudzisz

Katarzyna Dudzisz

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

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Katarzyna Dudzisz Rock magnetism of the Lower Triassic sedimentary rocks from Spitsbergen


Christopher J. Spiers

Christopher J. Spiers

  • 2017
  • Louis Néel Medal

The 2017 Louis Néel Medal is awarded to Christopher J. Spiers for outstanding contributions to the quantitative understanding of long-term creep and frictional properties of rocks undergoing solution-precipitation processes.


John A. Tarduno

John A. Tarduno

  • 2017
  • Petrus Peregrinus Medal

The 2017 Petrus Peregrinus Medal is awarded to John A. Tarduno in recognition of the creative and innovative character of his research, including his seminal studies on the evolution of the early Earth’s magnetic field.


Marie Violay

Marie Violay

  • 2017
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award

The 2017 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award is awarded to Marie Violay for her outstanding research in the field of experimental rock physics and novel understanding of the role of fluids in fault mechanics and in geothermal systems.


Tao Huang

Tao Huang

  • 2017
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Tao Huang Statistical study of field-aligned currents and and equivalent currents based on Swarm constellation

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

This month, we have announced changes to the EGU General Assembly 2019 schedule, which aim to give more time for all presentation types. Check our news announcement for more information. If you’d like to apply for funding to attend the meeting next year, make sure to submit your conference abstract by 1 December! In other news, we have opened applications to the EGU General Assembly 2019 mentoring programme, and are advertising a job opportunity for geoscientists with science communication experience to work at the meeting.

Also this month, we opened the call for applications for EGU Public Engagement Grants, and have announced the creation of the EGU Working Group on Diversity and Equality. In addition, we opened the EGU Autumn 2018 Elections for the next EGU Treasurer: you have until 30 November to cast your vote. We’ll be announcing the results early next week.

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