International Diamond School 2018
Geology, Gemology and Exploration
January 29th – February 2nd 2018
The Indimedea research team (ERC grant n. 307322, Department of Geosciences, University of Padua) with the other diamond school collaborators (Steven Shirey, Graham Pearson, Matteo Alvaro and Wuyi Wang) is pleased to announce the fourth international diamond school, which will be held in Bressanone (Italy) between 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.
Details on the school programme and info on registration fees will be soon available.
WARNING: WE HAVE NOW REACHED THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PRE-REGISTRATIONS!!
WE CANNOT GUARANTEE AVAILABILITY FOR THE PRE-REGISTRATIONS RECEIVED AFTER SEPTEMBER 5TH 2017!
SCHOOL VENUE and pre-REGISTRATION
The school will be held at “Casa della Gioventù, Università di Padova”, Bressanone-Brixen (Bolzano-Bozen, Italy) from January 29th to February 2nd 2018
We are sorry but pre-registrations are already closed!
The reference Hotel is the historical Hotel Elephant near by the school location (“Casa della Gioventù”).
ORGANIZING and SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
Fabrizio Nestola (University of Padova, Italy)
Steven Shirey (Carnegie Institution, Washington DC, USA)
Graham Pearson (University of Alberta, Canada)
Wuyi Wang (Gemological Institute of America, New York, USA)
Matteo Alvaro (University of Pavia, Italy)
The committee made all efforts to keep registration fees as low as possible.
INVITED LECTURERS and TOPICS
1) Bruce Kjarsgaard (Geological Survey of Canada)
Experimental constraints on kimberlite origins
2) John Armstrong (Karowe Mine, Lucara Diamond, Botswana)
Mining and extracting the world’s largest diamonds
3) Herman Grütter (Peregrine Diamonds, Vancouver)
(a) Pyroxene thermobarometry: a xenocryst-based approach; (b) Microdiamond size frequency distributions and practical use in macrograde forecasting (in collaboration with Jennifer Pell from Peregrine Diamond, Vancouver)
4) Matteo Alvaro (University of Pavia, Italy)
Crystallographic approaches to study mineral inclusions in diamonds
5) Wuyi Wang (GIA, New York, USA)
Diamond gemology (4Cs and development of advances technologies to replace visual observations)
6) Mike Breeding (GIA, New York)
Diamond defects, diamond color treatment, and its identification
7) Ulrika D’Haenens-Johansson (GIA, New York)
Synthesis of Man-Made Gem Diamonds and their Detection
8) Oded Navon (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
9) D. Graham Pearson (University of Alberta, Canada)
Making and stabilising the deep diamond-bearing roots of continents
10) Steven B. Shirey (Carnegie Institute of Science, USA)
How to obtain and interpret diamond ages
11) Jeff Harris (University of Glasgow, UK)
History of diamond
12) Thomas Stachel (University of Alberta, Canada)
Formation of Diamond in Earth’s Mantle
13) Pierre Cartigny (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France)
Stable isotopes and diamonds
14) Emilie Thomassot (CNRS, Nancy, France)
New advances in in-situ isotope measurement in diamond and their inclusions
15) Dan Howell (University of Padova, Italy)
FTIR studies of diamonds
16) Steven Reddy (Western Australian School of Mines at Curtin University)
Atom Probe Microscopy and potential applications to diamond research
17) Nick Sobolev (V.S. Sobolev Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, Novosibirsk, Russia)
Inclusions in Siberian diamonds and their polycrystalline aggregates and specific features of orogenic diamonds from Kazakhstan