EMU Schools

General remarks on EMU Schools

Mineralogical sciences have been very much differentiated in the last few decades. There are excellent experts, but experts working on different fields understand each other less and less, which decreases the effectivity of research and risks the unity of mineral sciences.

The lack of a common language is no wonder: the widely accepted general mineralogical knowledge, reflected in the programmes and textbooks of the gradual courses of the different university curricula has not quite followed the development of mineral sciences.

Many university professors, research scientists and higher grade students feel that more general knowledge on important new applied or basic science fields, not directly connected to their closest research interest, could help their teaching and/or research activity.

To fill the gap between information provided by university curricula and conferences for specialists EMU decided to set up its Schools, where experts give review lectures starting on the traditional university level but providing the participants at the end with the skill of understanding even the latest trends of the given field.

Past EMU Schools

  • Ion Partitioning in Low Temperature Aqueous Systems: From Fundamentals to Applications in Climate Proxies and Environmental Geochemistry
    Manuel Prieto & Heather Stoll, Oviedo, Spain
    Oviedo, Spain, June 27 to 30, 2010
  • Advances in the Characterization of Industrial Minerals
    George Christidis, Chania, Greece
    July 14 – 18, 2009, Chania, Crete, Greece
  • Nanoscopic Approaches in Earth and Planetary Sciences
    Frank E. Brenker,
    Frankfurt, Germany & Guntram Jordan, München, Germany
    München, Germany, August 12 to 17, 2007
  • Technical Mineralogy: Silicate based Materials
    Bernard Grobéty, Fribourg, Switzerland
    August 28 – September 1, 2006, Budapest, Hungary
  • Mineral Behaviour at Extreme Conditions
    Ronald Miletich, Heidelberg, Germany
    Heidelberg, Germany, June 19 to 28, 2005
  • Spectroscopic Methods in Mineralogy
    Anton Beran & Eugen Libowitzky, Vienna, Austria
    Vienna, Austria, August 30 to September 3, 2004
  • Ultra-high Pressure Metamorphism
    Roberto Compagnoni, Torino, Italy
    Budapest, Hungary, July 21 to 25, 2003
  • Continuation of the 4th EMU School
    ‘Energy Modelling in Minerals’
    organized by Carlo Maria Gramaccioli, Milano, Italy
    Gargnano, Lake Garda, Italy, 8-14 June, 2003
  • Energy Modelling in Minerals
    Carlo Gramaccioli, Mailand, Italy
    Budapest, Hungary, June 29 to July 7, 2002
  • Solid Solution in Silicate and Oxide Systems of Geological Importance
    Charles Geiger, Kiel, Germany
    Lübeck, Germany, June 24 to 29, 2001
  • Environmental Mineralogy
    David J. Vaughan, Manchester, UK
    Budapest, Hungary, May 15 to 20, 2000
  • Modular Aspects of Minerals
    Stefano Merlino, Pisa, Italy
    Budapest, Hungary, December 14 to18, 1997