Date: February 21 - 26, 2011
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Location: University of Padua, Brixen - Bressanone (Italian Alps)
Organized by: Department of Geosciences at University of Padua and Department of Earth Sciences at University College of London
Invited Lecturers: P. Cartigny (IPGP, Paris); D.J. Frost (Bayerisches Geoinstitut); T. Gernon (University of Southampton); M. Gregoire (University of Toulouse); S. Haggerty (Florida International University); J.W. Harris (University of Glasgow); D. Howell (MacQuarie University); A.P. Jones (University College London); D.G. Pearson (University of Alberta); S. Shirey (Carnegie Institution of Washington); N. Sobolev (Russian Academy of Sciences); and M.J. Walter (University of Bristol).
Topics Discussed: Geochemistry (Dating diamonds, Identifying mantle source regions using radiogenic and stable isotopes); Mineralogy (Mantle petrography and petrology, mantle redox conditions through time and with increasing depth); Kimberlites (Petrogenesis and volcanology) and workshops and practical sessions with real diamonds! See here for an outline of a new proposal on Diamond and Mantle Geodynamics for the DCO Reservoirs and Fluxes Directorate.
This program was 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 were among the most eminent scientists in the field.