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We are pleased to announce the
7th Planet Formation Workshop
that will take place during February 14-15, 2011
at the Georg-August-University Goettingen (Germany).
After the discovery of more than 400 extrasolar planets, recent new
observations within our own Solar System, the process of planet
formation and the subsequent evolution of planetary systems in general
has received the highest ever attention of the scientific community,
on theoretical as well as observational side.
In continuation of the Planet Formation Workshops Series in Germany, the
aim of this meeting is to bring together scientists from diverse
fields again (e.g. astronomy, planetary science, mineralogy and laboratory work)
to engage and continue an active and interdisciplinary discussion.
FIELDS that will be covered include:
Solar System studies
Extrasolar planetary systems
Protoplanetary disc physics
Evolution of planetary systems
SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Juergen Blum, TU Braunschweig
Stefan Dreizler, Universitaet Goettingen
Artie Hatzes, Thueringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg
Wilhelm Kley, Universitaet Tuebingen
Andreas Pack, Universitaet Goettingen
Heike Rauer, DLR, Berlin-Adlershof
Mario Trieloff, Universitaet Heidelberg
Sebastian Wolf, Universitaet Kiel
Gerhard Wurm, Universitaet Muenster
LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Andreas Pack, University Goettingen
Stefan Dreizler, University Goettingen
For a pre-registration, we kindly ask you to send an email to
planetformation at uni-goettingen.de
with subject: PRE-REGISTRATION
not later than JUNE 1st, 2010.
In tradition of the former Planet Formation workshops we plan a
low-cost workshop with no (printed) proceedings and no conference fee.
Hal Clement (Harry C. Stubbs)A quiet and underrated master of "hard science" fiction who, among other things, foresaw integrated circuits back in the 1940s.
The conference is organized by the M. P. Semenenko Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Ore Formation of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine and the Mineralogical Society of Polandmore on http://www.ptmin.pl/alkalinerocks/
Main topics are:
The prevailing theme of the conference will be integrated application of modern geochemical and mineralogical methods for investigation of alkaline rocks that stimulates development of our ideas about the genesis of alkaline rocks, their differentiation and crystallization, concentration of ore minerals in alkaline massifs, and the role of fluids in these processes. Modeling of processes of formation of alkaline melts and experimental investigations allow verification and extension of modern concepts about the origin of alkaline rocks. Special attention will be paid to new data on geochemistry, mineralogy and petrography of alkaline complexes of the Azov region and to investigations of specific ores related to these rocks.
- Alkaline magmatism in Azov region and role of J. A. Morozewicz in its investigation,
- Mineralogy and geochemistry of alkaline rocks,
- Petrology of alkaline magmatic associations,
- Ore deposits related to alkaline magmatism.
The Conference is dedicated to the memory of famous Polish geologist, petrographer and mineralogist, Joseph August Morozewicz (1865-1941) who made important contributions into investigation of alkaline rocks. During the period of 1898-1908, Morozewicz carried investigation of the Azov region. He discovered and then described in several papers, published in German, Polish and Russian, alkaline rocks of the Mariupol area, in particular mariupolites, the specific rocks of albite-nepheline composition. He found new mineral components of alkaline rocks - taramite and bekkelite, and first determined specific composition of nepheline, known today as "Morozewicz nepheline".
Conference will be held in Kyiv, Ukraine, from 19 to 21 September, 2010; post-conference field trip to the Mariupol Massive, Priazovje, from 22 to 24 September 2010.
Contact persons - Vladimir Khomenko (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Marek Michalik (email@example.com)
We would like to inform you that the field trip registration of the 20th
General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association (IMA2010,
Budapest, August 2010) has been opened.
Field work (including strong cultural and social components) has
traditionally been an important part of the General Meetings of IMA.
IMA2010 offers 30 pre-, mid- and post-conference, 1-5 days-long field
trips covering a very safe, clean and organised area of ten, mainly
European Union countries in Central-SE Europe
Regions such as Bohemia, Krakow, Slovakia, Styria, Tokaj Mountains,
Transylvania or the Croatian Adriatic Sea, to include only a few, are
well-known world wide for their mineralogical / petrological / geochemical
sites of historical resonance back to the Roman or the Medieval Ages; old
and recent ore and non-metallic deposits; and, last but not least, for
their cultural attractions and for their picturesque landscapes (many
UNESCO World Heritage sites). End of August weather is perfect for travel
in the region.
For minimizing the risk of field trip cancellations and for encouraging
the field trip participation we apply the flexible minimum participant
number approach: For most trips the minimum participant number is as low
as 5 persons, and the registration fees are still very moderate (between
EUR 20 and EUR 260).
As a novelty, we introduced the Student/Young scientist IMA2010 field trip
registration fee (between EUR 15 and EUR 160), which enables also this
category of conference participants - usually missing from the field trips
of the large conferences - , to take part in these programmes, as
significant contribution to their professional development.
Preliminary field trip registration: March 13
Final field trip registration: April 30.
IMA2010 field trips are open only to IMA2010 registered participants and
their accompanying persons. Take the advantage of registering as soon as
possible; field trips registration closes when the maximum number of
participants (varying from case to case) is reached.
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