INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
"Diamonds, the mantle petrologist's best friends"
Bressanone-Brixen - February 21-26, 2011

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Official Sponsor:


Deep Carbon Observatory


European Geosciences Union


HORIBA Scientific

Under the patronage of the University of Padova
and the City of Bressanone-Brixen


Organized by:

Dept of Geosciences
University of Padua

Dept of Earth Sciences
UCL

SIMP

EMU


Welcome to the website of the International School
"Diamonds, the mantle petrologist's best friends"

University of Padua, Brixen - Bressanone (Italian Alps)
February 21-26, 2011


The 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
The 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.
Topics covered include:
Geochemistry: Dating diamonds - Identifying mantle source regions using radiogenic and stable isotopes - The role of (or 'lack of') subduction zones in diamond formation.
Mineralogy: 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 physics.
Kimberlites: Petrogenesis and volcanology.
Also: There will be workshops and practical sessions with REAL natural diamonds! - A poster competition for the attendees on any of the topics listed above.

 

ORGANIZING and SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:

Fabrizio Nestola, Paolo Nimis, Micaela Longo, Luca Ziberna,
Luciano Secco, Bernardo Cesare (University of Padua, Italy)

Sami Mikhail, Adrian Jones (University College of London, UK)

The 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.

Contact for e-mail pre-registrations: fabrizio.nestola@unipd.it


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