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    Posted 09/23/16

    It is September, which means it is time for VGPers to plan for the Fall AGU meeting in December in San Francisco. It promises to be another great meeting.  VGP received just under 900 abstracts for the Fall meeting; they report results on the “cutting edge” of research in our science.   The VGP sessions represent […]

  • Norman L. Bowen Award

    Posted 09/09/16

    This year two Bowen awards have been given, to Dante Canil from the University of Victoria, and Tim Elliott from the University of Bristol. The Bowen award is given annually by the VGP section for outstanding contributions to volcanology, geochemistry, or petrology. Congratulations! A list of past recipients can be found here.

  • Hisashi Kuno Award


    Congratulations to Esteban Gazel from Virginia Tech for receiving the 2016 Kuno Award. This early career award is given annually by the VGP Section for outstanding contributions to the fields of volcanology, geochemistry, or petrology. This award is based on the quality of publications from work performed up to seven years past the receipt of the […]

  • Daly Lecture


    The 2016 Daly Lecture will be given by Richard Walker from the University of Maryland. The Daly Lecture will be given at the 2016 AGU Fall Meeting and honors the life and work of geologist Reginald Daly. The Daly Lecturer is selected for exemplifying Reginald Dale’s work with outstanding contributions to volcanology, geochemistry, and petrology. […]

  • Survey – A National Facility for Near-Surface and Critical Zone Geophysics

    Posted 07/28/16

    Dear Colleagues: (Apologies for any cross-postings…) We would like your input in a short survey on the demand, rationale, and needs for a potential national facility for near-surface and “critical zone” geophysics. The survey should only take ~10-15 minutes to complete. You can do so anonymously, or identify yourself if you’d like to be included […]

  • Gerald Wasserburg, 1927-2016

    Posted 06/17/16

    An obituary for Gerald Wasserburg has been posted on the Caltech webpage:

  • AGU Award Nominations are open

    Posted 01/12/16

    VGP section Award Nominations are due by April 15: Union Award Nominations are due by March 15: Union Fellow Nominations are due by March 15:  

  • Todd Feeley tribute

    Posted 05/16/15

    Todd Christian Feeley, born in September of 1961, took his life in March, 2015. We have lost a thoughtful colleague and a steadfast friend. He distinguished his career with a long string of insightful papers that integrate geology and petrology of volcanic rocks. His work was always soundly based in field geology and his coworkers […]

  • A (Brief) Tour of Exciting Topics in Experimental Petrology

    Posted 03/24/15

    A (Brief) Tour of Exciting Topics in Experimental Petrology Christy B. Till1 & Michael Krawczynski2 1School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University 2Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University, St. Louis One of the main techniques we use in our research is experimental petrology. For those who might not be familiar, experimental […]

  • VGP Wordcloud 2015

    Posted 02/06/15

    This is a wordcloud made using the answers provided by the VGP members who answered the survey about scientific trends last summer. The size of the words in the cloud is proportional to the number of times it was used in your answers. The winners are Earth, processes and understanding! Isn’t that a nice summary […]

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