Carbon forms, paths, and processes in the Earth

15-20 October 2017 – Villa del Grumello, Como, Italy
PhD School of Milano Bicocca


The international School will present the state of the art of research studying the forms, the paths and the processes of Carbon in the Earth, in order to address the long-term fate of Carbon on the planet. The School will consist of a series of invited lectures, practical sessions on cutting-edge techniques, and contributions from participants. This 5-days School is intended to bring together scientists, Ph.D. students and Post-Docs with broad international representation in geochemistry, petrology, experimental mineralogy and petrology, materials science, thermodynamics, volcanology, geodynamics, and geophysics.

 The School will provide regular CFU corresponding to 40 hours.

Scientific Committee
Maria Luce Frezzotti (University of Milano Bicocca, Italy)
Robert J. Bodnar (Virginia Tech, USA)
Marcello Campione (University of Milano Bicocca, Italy)
Giovanni Chiodini (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Italy)
Falko Langenhorst (University of Jena, Germany)

Organising Committee
Maria Luce Frezzotti (University of Milano Bicocca, Italy)
Marcello Campione (University of Milano Bicocca, Italy)
Nadia Malaspina (University of Milano Bicocca, Italy)
Carla Tiraboschi (University of Milano Bicocca, Italy)

Physics and chemistry of carbon compounds • Nucleation processes, thermodynamic and kinetic properties • Organic carbon compounds • C-O-H Fluids thermodynamics • Carbon transport during subduction •  Carbon speciation in deep fluids • Carbon processes at the slab mantle interface • Diamonds • Carbon and melting of the Earth’s mantle  • CO2 budget of magmas • Earth’s CO2 degassing • CO2 degassing and seismogenesis.

Patrick Allard (IPGP Paris, France), Robert J. Bodnar (Virginia Polytechnic, USA), Marcello Campione (University Milan Bicocca, Italy), Giovanni Chiodini (INGV Bologna, Italy), Carlo Doglioni (University Rome 1, Italy), Stefano Gay (Horiba, Italy), Maria Luce Frezzotti (University Milan Bicocca, Italy), Brian Horsfield (University Jena, Germany), Falko Langenhorst (University Jena, Germany), Nadia Malaspina (University Milan Bicocca, Italy), Craig E. Manning (UCLA, USA), Stefano Poli (University Milan, Italy), Vincenzo Stagno (University Rome 1, Italy), Dimitri Sverjensky (Johns Hopkins University, USA), Simone Tumiati (University Milan, Italy).

Lectures Material


Lecture notes will be published on a special volume of the Journal of the Geological Society in the thematic set on ‘Deep Carbon’. Open access will be granted by the Deep Carbon Observatory.




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