Planetary Mineralogy School 2014

The School will take place at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. The  dates are 25th August to 3rd September 2014. The co-organisers are Martin Lee (University of Glasgow), and Hughes Leroux (University of Lille). Download joining instructions and Course Guide

Aims of the School

The EMU school will bring together students and researchers from across Europe in a short course on planetary mineralogy. The full course runs from 25th August to 3rd September, but participants can opt to attend specific parts of interest.  Deadline for registration is 14th April 2014.

The course is for people with backgrounds including astronomy, space technology, geology, and Earth science. The participants will gain a state of the art understanding of planetary mineralogy, including its development, the main analytical techniques and methodologies, current research questions and future directions. The school will help to forge a community of researchers across Europe who will be responsible for driving planetary science and technology over the coming decades.

The course will be accompanied by volume 15 of EMU Notes in Mineralogy, which will contain chapters produced by each of the teachers. Lecture materials will also be available on this website.

Why Scotland, why 2014?

There has never been a more exciting time to visit Scotland. The school falls between two of the most important events in our recent history: the 20th Commonwealth Games, which is being held in Glasgow from 23 July to 3 August, and the vote for Scottish independence on 18th September. It also coincides with the culmination of the Edinburgh International Festival (8-31 August 2014), which is one of the world’s largest arts events. Students will have plenty of time during the school to savour this unique point in our history.

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