the patronage of the University of Padova
and the City of Bressanone-Brixen
University of Padua
of Earth Sciences
to the website of the International School
the mantle petrologist's best friends"
University of Padua, Brixen - Bressanone
(Italian Alps) February 21-26, 2011
school is organized by: Department of Geosciences, University of Padua Department of Earth Sciences,
University College of London
SIMP - SocietÓ Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrologia
EMU - European Mineralogical Union
school is directed to students and young
researchers in diamonds and mantle mineralogy,
petrology and geochemistry, as well as
economic geologists who need a compendium of
the basics and latest advances in diamond
science. The invited speakers are among the
most eminent scientists in the field.
Dating diamonds - Identifying mantle source
regions using radiogenic and stable isotopes -
The role of (or 'lack of') subduction zones in
Mantle petrography and petrology - The
spectroscopic approach to diamond geoscience -
Diamond thermobarometry - Mantle redox
conditions through time and with increasing
depth - Understanding the deep Earth using
diamond inclusions and high-pressure mineral
Petrogenesis and volcanology.
There will be workshops and practical sessions
with REAL natural diamonds! - A poster
competition for the attendees on any of the
topics listed above.
committee is making all efforts to keep registration
fees as low as possible. As the number of participants
will be limited (indicatively 50), pre-registrations are
strongly encouraged. The second circular with definitive school program will be issued by the end of January.