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EURopean Intensive Seminars of PETrology
Third Seminar"Petrology of the lithosphere in extensional settings"
Eötvös University, Budapest (Hungary),
August 21-31, 2008
Deadline for application: 15 April, 2008
We invite applications from PhD students (Master students and post-docs will be considered if places are not filled by PhD) to the third EURISPET Seminar on "Petrology of the lithosphere in extensional settings". EURISPET is a Marie Curie “Series of Events” funded by the European Commission through the Sixth Framework Programme.
Period: August 21st (arrival) – August 31, 2008 (departure).
Venue: Hotel Ramada Budapest (http://www.ramadabudapest.com) Organizer: Lithosphere Fluid Research Lab, Eötvös University Budapest (http://lrg.elte.hu)
Participants: The School is limited to 35 participants supported by the EC (30 Early Stage Researchers – up to 4 years research activity including PhD –, and 5 Experienced Researchers – up to 10 years research experience –), with the possibility of other 5 participants attending on a self-funded basis. The participants may come from any country worldwide, but a few conditions exist to be eligible (see “eligibility” on http://www.eurispet.eu). In addition, selection of participants will consider criteria of gender balance, regional balance, quality of past research, student status (with preference for PhD, post-doc) and knowledge of English.
Program: The School will consist of:
-        One day for student presentations to enable participants to present and discuss their own research
-        5 days of formal lectures with world-known experts
-        One day of practical sessions in the laboratory (petrography, microthermometric calculations, heating and cooling experiments, Raman, etc.)
-        Two days of excursions to the most important xenolith-bearing alkali basaltic outcrops of the Pannonian Basin: 1 day in Nógrád-Gömör (North Hungary) and 1 day in Bakony-Balaton Highland (central Hungary)
-        One day on the Building the European Research Area: a scientific career in Europe.
A detailed program can be consulted at http://www.eurispet.eu.
Topics covered in the Seminar will include: Introduction to subduction, orogenesis and collapse; Microstructure and textural features of granulite xenoliths; Partial melting and metasomatic events in the upper mantle; Fluid, silicate and sulfide inclusions in the lithospheric mantle; Deep seismics and seismology, deep lithospheric geophysical model; Deformation analyses in mantle xenoliths.
Preliminary list of lecturers:
Rainer Abart (Berlin, Germany), Gábor Bada (Budapest, Hungary), Robert J. Bodnar (Blacksburg, USA), Bernardo Cesare (Padova, Italy), Gábor Dobosi (Budapest, Hungary), Hilary Downes (London, UK), György Falus (Budapest, Hungary), Carlos Garrido (Granada, Spain) Marek Grad (Warsaw, Poland), Fernardo Gervilla (Granada, Spain), Gregory Houseman (Leeds, UK), Pierre Schiano (Clermont-Ferrand, France), Ioan Seghedi (Bucharest, Romania), Andrea Tommasi (Montpellier, France), Kálmán Török (Budapest, Hungary)
Fees: Accepted eligible participants will be fully funded by EC (registration fee, travel, accommodation and meals, up to the limits defined by EC) through the Marie Curie Scheme. However, a deposit of 300 Euro will be asked to each accepted participant and refunded upon arrival to the Seminar. People (maximum 5) attending on a self-funded basis should pay 300 Euro (registration) plus 750 Euro (accommodation and meals).
Important Deadlines:
     15 April 2008: Deadline for application, by email to [log in to unmask], filling the form that can be downloaded at: http://www.eurispet.eu     
     15 May 2008: Notification of accepted applications.
     15 July 2008: Circular with final program and technical details.
Organizing Committee
Bernardo Cesare (Universitŕ di Padova, Italy),
Gaston Godard (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France),
Pascal Philippot (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France),
Daniela Rubatto (The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia),
Csaba Szabo (Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary),
Maria Teresa Gómez-Pugnaire (Universidad de Granada, Spain),
Peter Ulmer (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland).
Contact Persons
Bernardo Cesare
EURISPET Coordinator
Dipartimento di Geoscienze, Universitŕ di Padova
Corso Garibaldi, 37, I-35137 Padova, ITALY
Tel: ++39-49-8272019   Fax: ++39-498272010
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Csaba Szabó
Lithosphere Fluid Research Lab
Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, and
Cooperative Research Center for Environmental Sciences,
Eötvös University Budapest,
Pázmány P. sétány 1/C, H-1117 Budapest, HUNGARY
Tel: +36-1-2090555 ext. 8338 Fax: +36-1-3812212
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Bernardo Cesare
Dipartimento di Geoscienze, Universita' di Padova
Corso Garibaldi, 37, I-35137 PADOVA         ITALY
Tel: ++39-049-8272019      Fax: ++39-049-8272010
email: [log in to unmask]
web site: http://www.dmp.unipd.it/bernardo/bernardo.html