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Division on Geodynamics
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Division on Geodynamics

President: Jeroen van Hunen (gd@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Paul Tackley (ptackley@gmail.com)

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

Thorsten W. Becker

Thorsten W. Becker

  • 2023
  • Augustus Love Medal

The 2023 Augustus Love Medal is awarded to Thorsten W. Becker for outstanding research contributions in regional and global geodynamics, seismology, tectonics, and earthquake source processes, and for scientific leadership and selfless service.


Ágnes Király

Ágnes Király

  • 2023
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2023 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Ágnes Király for her significant contributions in geodynamics, including contributions on viscous anisotropy in the mantle and new interactions between subduction and geological deformation and volcanism.


David Bercovici

David Bercovici

  • 2022
  • Augustus Love Medal

The 2022 Augustus Love Medal is awarded to David Bercovici for fundamental and long-lasting contributions that advance our understanding of the dynamics and evolution of mantle convection, lithospheric rheology and plate tectonics.


Timothy J. Craig

Timothy J. Craig

  • 2022
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2022 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Timothy J. Craig for fundamental and multi-disciplinary contributions to geodynamics, such as developing a new paradigm for intraplate earthquakes, and uniting disparate datasets in a single geodynamic framework.


Kira Musiyachenko

Kira Musiyachenko

  • 2022
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2022 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Kira Musiyachenko Secular change in the age of TTG sources during the Archean from in-situ Sr and Hf isotope analysis by LA-MC-ICPMS


Michaël Pons

Michaël Pons

  • 2022
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2022 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Michaël Pons Variability of the shortening rate in Central Andes controlled by subduction dynamics and interaction between slab and overriding plate

Latest posts from the GD blog

Planetary Boundaries: A Framework against Geodynamics?

How can we determine a ‘safe operating space’ for humanity? In this week’s blog, Professor Ilan Kelman from University College London shares his thoughts about Planetary boundaries, and whether this framework will be successful for the next generations to come. The planetary boundaries framework (Rockström et al. 2009ab; Steffen et al. 2015) might be useful for communicating some of humanity’s impacts on the Earth. It has captured populist imagination, hitting headlines in some journals and wider media. Challenges with the …


Arc and Intraplate Volcanism in Northeast Asia Since mid-Miocene: Numerical model studies

Northeast Asia may be one of the best natural laboratories to investigate both arc and intraplate volcanisms which have developed since the mid-Miocene. The arc volcanoes have occurred above the sinking young (Philippine) and old (Pacific) oceanic plates in Southwest and Northeast Japan subduction zones, respectively. The intraplate volcanoes across the Korean Peninsula and China have occurred above the stagnant Pacific plate in the mantle transition zone. What are the roles of the subducting oceanic plates beneath the arc and …


Holiday movies to watch

Iris and Menno have made fantastic science movie recommendations in the past couple of years – covering the base for bad-science movies. Since the AGU frenzy is finally over and the upcoming holidays beckon us, I went in a different direction and prepared a list of some of my feel-good holiday movies. 1. The Little Prince This is a fantasy movie based on a popular children’s book. The movie is centered around a little girl whose minute-by-minute schedule is decided …


The Sassy Scientist – Who Let The Dogs In?

Who doesn’t want to make themselves more at home at the office? We spend a lot of time there and there is nothing wrong in making it more homey for ourselves. But you wouldn’t want your colleagues to make themselves too much at home at the office. My office mates wouldn’t want me to keep my pet tarantula at the office. That’s why I had a sweet and short answer to Bob’s question: Can I have a dog at the …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

In the January newsletter, researchers explore creative ways to involve non-technical audiences in space studies. An EGU funded outreach project called A Touch of Space Weather is teaching space science to blind and visually impaired children while space plasma physicist Martin Archer shares how researchers can engage more people with space sciences.

We also hear from EGU Head of Communications Hazel Gibson who tells us what we could expect from the European Space Agency’s new JUICE mission. Find out more on EGU blogs now!

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