1° Workshop nazionale "Terra, vita e clima: il ciclo del carbonio"

Pisa 22-23 novembre 2018

Il primo workshop nazionale "Terra, vita e clima: il ciclo del carbonio", organizzato dal Dipartimento Scienze del Sistema Terra e Tecnologie per l'Ambiente del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (DSSTTA-CNR), mira a rappresentare un momento di confronto per tutte le persone interessate ai diversi aspetti del ciclo del carbonio. Lo studio di questo ciclo è estremamente complesso e la semplice giustapposizione di risultati derivanti da diverse discipline non è più sufficiente. Da questa esigenza nasce l’invito al confronto dei ricercatori attivi su questa tematica. 

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3rd European Mantle Workshop

Pavia (Italy) 26-28 June 2018

EMAW 2018The European Mantle Workshop aims at providing a framework of advanced knowledge on the evolution of the Earth Mantle. Main topics of its 3rd edition are: · mineralogical, petrological and geochemical studies of mantle xenoliths, orogenic peridotites and ophiolites · inferences on mantle composition and evolution from the studies of volcanic rocks · experimental studies about production, migration and emplacement of mantle melts and fluids · mass transfers in convergent margins · geophysical studies and numerical models of Earth's mantle · alteration, serpentinisation and carbonation of peridotite, and relationships with microbiology in extreme environments. The themes will be approached by theoretical, experimental, thermodynamic, analytical, geochemical and macro/microscopic study of mantle sequences.

Program and venue: http://emaw2018iggpavia.unipv.it Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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13th International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy Applied to the Earth sciences

Catania (Italy) 10-15 June 2018

The 13th International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy Applied to the Earth Sciences (GEORAMAN 2018) will be jointly organized by University of Catania (Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche Geologiche e Ambientali) and University of Parma (Dipartimento di Scienze Matematiche, Fisiche e Informatiche) and it will be held in the Four Point Sheraton Conference structure few km from the historic city of Catania, Italy, from 10 to 15 June 2018. The aim of International GeoRaman Conference is to provide a scientific forum to present and promote the researches in the application of Raman spectroscopy to study of geological materials and processes. Conference topic is interpreted in a broad sense, including, amongst others, mineralogy, petrology, archaeometry, exobiology, gemmology, forensics and the analysis of biological molecules. The 2018 Edition is going to be one of the major events in the Raman spectroscopy history, both in terms of attendance and quality of the presentations.


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Physical properties of minerals: How and why to dive into their knowledge

Bressanone (Italy) 12-15 February 2018

The school is open to students of master degree programs, PhD students and young researchers from universities and research institutions, classified in the subject area of Earth Sciences, Material Sciences, Natural and Environmental Sciences, Chemistry and Physics.
The School will be focused on the physical properties of solid/crystalline materials - optical, thermodynamic, electrical, magnetic and mechanical - highlighting the relationships among those properties and the crystal structures, the size vs surface as well as the microstructure in them.
Types of materials - minerals, semiconductors, metals, glasses, orientationally disordered crystals, defective solids, and more - will be introduced and their main physical properties will be described.
These themes will be approached by a theoretical and analytical point of view and some applications/implications
to geological and material science themes will be discussed.
The school is based on a number of lessons, which will be complemented by exercises, worked examples and learning self-assessment. Students will be continuously monitored by a selected and restricted panel of teachers, who are expected to attend the school all the time, and to provide an up-to-date and complete framework of knowledge and investigation methods on the selected topics.

Organizing Committee:
P. Comodi
A. Martucci
M. Pasero
M. Prencipe
G. Salviulo


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Fourth International Diamond School

Bressanone (Italy) January 29th and February 2nd 2018

The school will provide a general overview of the recent advances in diamond research. In detail, for this edition of the school we will combine geology, exploration and gemology of diamond. Committed speakers include the world’s leading scientists in their fields. The school, following its tradition, will provide not only theoretical lectures but also practical sessions focused on microscope observations of a complete inclusion-bearing diamond collection (Zeiss will provide 15 binocular microscopes suitable for such observations) and micro-Raman spectroscopy real analyses (Horiba Scientific will make available a real micro-Raman spectrometer to measure diamonds and their inclusions). The school is open to Master, Ph.D. students, and senior researchers of any research fields.

Organizing Committee: Fabrizio Nestola, Steven Shirey, Graham Pearson, Wuyi Wang and Matteo Alvaro

Info: http://www.internationaldiamondschool.org/

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International School "Carbon Forms, Paths and Processes in the Earth"

Villa del Grumello, Como, Italy October 15-20 2017

First International Doctorate School "Carbon Forms, Paths and Processes in the Earth” of the Lake Como School of Advanced Studies, in the framework of the Doctorate School of the University of Milano Bicocca and the Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology (SIMP).
The international School will present the state of the art of research studying the forms, the paths and the processes of Carbon in the Earth, in order to address the long-term fate of Carbon on the planet. The School will consist of a series of invited lectures, practical sessions on cutting-edge techniques, and contributions from participants.

Info: cfpp.lakecomoschool.org


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Geosciences: a tool in a changing worldPisa2017
Congresso congiunto SIMP-SGI-AIV-SoGel

Pisa - September 3-6 2017

Il Congresso congiunto della Società Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrografia, Società Geologica Italiana, Associazione Italiana di Vulcanologia e Società Geochimica italiana, dal titolo "Geosciences: a tool in a changing world", che si terrà a Pisa dal 4 al 6 settembre 2017.
Deadline per la sottomissione degli abstract è il 15 Maggio 2017.

Info: http://www.geosciences.it/pisa2017/index.php



Goldschmidt 2017 Goldschmidt17

Paris - August 13-18 2017

Goldschmidt is the foremost annual, international conference on geochemistry and related subjects, organised by the European Association of Geochemistry and the Geochemical Society.
The Abstract Deadline is April 1st (23:59 CET)

SIMP members will benefit from reduced rates when registering at the Goldschmidt2017 conference (deadline for early registration is 13 June 2017).
SIMP members will receive EAG membership for 2 years following Goldschmidt2017, from end of August 2017 until end of July 2019.

Info: https://goldschmidt.info/2017/index



MEREMA - International Winter School: Melting and fluid/melt-rock reactions in the mantle

Pavia 13-17 February 2017

The Italian Group of Petrography (GNP) of the Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology (SIMP), in collaboration with the PhD programs of the Universities of Pavia, Ferrara, Genova, Milano and Modena-Reggio Emilia, and the University of Parma, are organising an International School on Solid Earth Geosciences. The school will be held in the historic lecture centre of the University of Pavia, situated approximately 40 km South of Milano. The MEREMA School aims to provide a framework of very advanced knowledge on mantle melting processes and reaction mechanism between mantle rocks and percolating melts/fluids. The school is open to master degree and PhD students, and also young researchers in Earth Sciences. The main themes will be approached by theoretical, experimental, thermodynamic, analytical, geochemical and macro/microscopic study of mantle lithologies. Lectures will be completed by exercises, practice tests and learning self-assessment, continuously monitored by the large number of international teachers.

Invited Speakers:

Georges Ceuleneer - Universite de Toulouse (France)
Sumit Chakraborty - Universität Bochum (Germany)
Mark S. Ghiorso - University of Washington (USA)
Caroly Hidas - Instituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra (Spain)
Yan Liang - Brown University (USA)
Ambre Luguet - Universität Bonn (Germany)
Othmar Müntener - Université de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Andreas Stracke - Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität (Germany)

Giulio Borghini - Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy)
Daniele Brunelli - Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (Italy)
Massimo Coltorti - Università degli Studi di Ferrara (Italy)
Claudio Marchesi - Universidad de Granada (Spain)
Alessandra Montanini - Università degli Studi di Parma (Italy)
Lionel Mounier - Thermo Fisher Scientific (France)
Elisabetta Rampone - Università degli Studi di Genova (Italy)
Alessio Sanfilippo - Università degli Studi di Pavia (Italy)

web site: http://www.socminpet.it/Merema/


Before 2017

ECMS 2015



2015 09 09-11
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we invite you to the 8th European Conference on Mineralogy and Spectroscopy (ECMS 2015) in Rome, Italy, September 9-11, 2015. The conference will hopefully reflect the philosophy of previous conferences and provide a common forum to present new ideas, concepts and results related to mineral spectroscopy. It will also offer an opportunity for students and young scientists to meet and interact with established, well-known scientists.
ECMS 2015 will deal with mineralogy, spectroscopy and related fields of science, with a special focus on the interplay between short-range and long-range information to account for crystalline and amorphous materials physical properties. The Conference will bring together both theoretically and experimentally oriented scientists, providing them with an opportunity to share ideas and learn from one another.
See more at the Conference website.


AMAM 2015 - International Conference on Applied Mineralogy & Advanced Materials

Castellaneta Marina (TA)

2015 06 07-13
The Italian Association for the Study of Clays (AISA) and the Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis (IMAA) are pleased to invite you to AMAM 2015, the International Conference on Applied Mineralogy & Advanced Materials.
The main themes of the Conference are: Biomaterials; Catalysis; Colloids & Interfaces; Cultural Heritage; Environment & Technology; Materials & Minerals Engineering; Materials & Minerals Processing; Microporous & Mesoporous Materials; Nanomaterials.
Subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated with what’s new with the conference website www.amam2015.org.
This first announcement is to invite you to serve as a session chair: submit a session proposal before May 11, 2014. Scientists in mineralogy, materials science, physics, biology, chemistry, cultural heritage are invited to share ideas and knowledge on the boundless world of the crystalline and no-crystalline solid state. AMAM 2015 will provide a truly global platform for researchers and engineers coming from academia and industry. Join us!


IYCr-2014: Challenges in Crystallography


2014 10 13-14
Dal 13 al 14 ottobre 2014 si svolgerà a Roma, presso l'Accademia dei Lincei (Palazzo Corsini, Via della Lungara 10), il convegno internazionale "IYCr-2014: Challenges in Crystallography - Celebrating the International Year of Crystallography" (programma del convegno).
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IMA 2014

Gauteng, South Africa

2014 09 1-5
The Organising Committee of IMA2014 would like to invite you to attend the 21st General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association to be held from 1 to 5 September 2014 at the Sandton Convention centre in the Gauteng province of South Africa.
As a country with a large mining and mineralogical industry, as well as strong mineralogical, geological and geochemical research initiatives, South Africa is highly appropriate to host this meeting. Most of the mines and mineral occurrences are close to good infrastructure and easily accessible. Other easily accessible southern African countries also boast some outstanding geology and mineral fields.
The content of the technical sessions will reflect all the traditionally most important topics of our science as well as other, locally and internationally relevant topics. A number of sessions have already been proposed. Please visit the Session Proposals page. Proposals may still be submitted until 30 June 2013.


International EXPO/SIR workshop - Crystal structure solution (powders and single crystal): theory and practice


2014 06 10-13
The International EXPO/SIR Workshop taking place 10-13 June 2014 at "Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra e Geoambientali", University of Bari, Bari, Italy is now open for registration.
To register click on: http://www.ba.ic.cnr.it/workshop2014/. Deadline for registration: March 28, 2014
The International EXPO/SIR Workshop will focus on the latest advances of the crystallographic methods for solving structures by both powder (Module 1) and single crystal (Module 2) diffraction data. In particular, it will be devoted to the use of the latest versions of EXPO and SIR, two packages widely used by the international scientific community. The workshop will include theoretical and practical sessions. Participants will have the opportunity to personally use EXPO and/or SIR under the supervision of the authors.
A limited number of IUCr grants are available for young scientists.

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