Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology

vEGU21: Friday highlights

vEGU21: Friday highlights

vEGU21 is slowly coming to an end! We are looking back to a week full of interesting science and an extraordinary Monday which will surely go into EGU history (a great thank you again to all the conveners and organizers who tried to make the best out of the situation, you did a great job 👏). Even though it’s the last conference day and everyone is slowly getting exhausted there are some great session left which should definitely not be missed:


Well, I hope you had a good night of sleep because the morning kicks off strongly with a variety of session from Continental Rift Evolution to Antimony and associated elements. Make sure not to miss the presentation of Johnson et al. on the Muesli effect in pyroclastic density currents (hopefully you had a proper breakfast otherwise you might end up wishing for some muesli during this talk..) in GMPV10.1 and Tajmanova et al. will help you to pick the right thermodynamic formulations for your models of chemical zoning in minerals in GMPV7.

Now it’s your time to enjoy a quick coffee break, go for it! You will need it for the next sessions which will give you insights on the Understanding of planetary crusts and mantles and will link minerals to the dynamics of the Earth’s interior. If you hurry up you might even make it to also join GMPV9.5 on Volcanic Processes: tectonics deformation, geodesy, unrest, but be careful, once entered it might be that you end up staying until 5 pm!

Maybe after a busy morning listening to a load of great science you are now up to share your lunch with some colleagues and discuss some of the great presentations? No problem you can do some networking in our gathertown which you should be fairly familiar with by now (if not it’s your last chance, what are you waiting for?!)..

After some nice chats during lunch it’s now time for the last round of science, so how about some tips on how to manage your geochemical data (wouldn’t it be great to get some structure in those enormous excel sheets?!)? If you also dream of structuring your data more then make sure to join GMPV1, here Goldstein et al., will give you some insights into how to manage you data open and FAIR!

And last but surely not least (potentially after another short coffee break..) you can start a last scientific venue to GMPV4 and hear about the causes of dynamic, tectonic, and compositional transitions in the Earth and rocky planets! This session offers three invited talks, which all sound pretty cool, so make sure not to miss out on them!


So it seems as vEGU21 is now slowly coming to end, so why not joining the EGU closing party to relax a little bit and recapture all the highs and lows of the last two weeks full of great science, amazing short courses and potentially even some online networking!

We would be happy to also get your feedback on the 2021 general assembly, so we would be happy if you could fill in our feedback form! 🙂

Franziska Keller is PhD student at the Institute for Geochemistry and Petrology, at ETH Zürich. Her current work focuses on the understanding of long-term petrological cycles in silicic calderas of Japan applying different petrological and geochronological techniques.

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