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Understanding Oxygen fugacity in Geoscience
International School
5 - 9 September 2022
Trieste, Italy
A school to highlight the state of the art, major debates and some case studies about redox processes and oxygen fugacity from the Earth's interior to the surface. It will bring together experts from various disciplines and it is directed to students and scientists with background on chemistry and physics of the Earth and planetary interiors. The School is hosted by the Department of Mathematics and Geosciences, University of Trieste.

The school will include lectures by experts, hands-on activities and presentations by participants.

List of speakers:

  • D. Giovannelli (University of Napoli)
  • E.C.R. Green (University of Melbourne)
  • C. McCammon (Bayerisches Geoinstitut)
  • R. Moretti (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris)
  • P. Sossi (ETH Zurich)
  • G. Yaxley (ANU, Canberra)

  • A. Aiuppa (University of Palermo)
  • D. Baker (McGill University)
  • A. Berry (ANU, Canberra)
  • J. Blundy (University of Oxford)
  • E. Cottrell (Smithsonian Institution)
  • K. Evans (Curtin University, Bentley)
  • D. Frost (Bayerisches Geoinstitut)

Scientific and organizing committee:
  • L. Ziberna (University of Trieste, Italy)
  • G. Yaxley (Australian National University, Canberra, Australia)
  • V. Stagno (Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy)
  • A. De Min (University of Trieste, Italy)
  • E.C.R. Green (University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • V. Cerantola (European XFEL, Hamburg, Germany)
  • C. McCammon (Bayerisches Geoinstitut, Germany)
  • S. Milani (University of Milan La Statale, Italy)
  • M. Venier (University of Trieste, Italy)
  • M. Beltrame (University of Trieste, Italy)
  • A. Černok (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
Australian National University
BGI Bayerisches Geoinstitut
University of Melbourne
Sapienza Università di Roma

If you are interested in attending this school virtually (registrations for on-site participation are closed), please fill in the pre-registration form below and send it to

Online partecipation:

Registration for online partecipation will open on May 2nd 2022. If you wish to register, fill in the Pre-registration file above and send it to You will then be provided with a link for the official registration.

Registration fees for online partecipation are:

Early registration (by June 3rd 2022 postponed to June 7th 2022):
  • Students / PhD candidates / unemployed: € 80,00
  • Postdocs: € 100,00
  • Faculty / Permanent: € 150,00

Late registration (by July 15th 2022):
  • Students / PhD candidates / unemployed: € 120,00
  • Postdocs: € 150,00
  • Faculty / Permanent: € 200,00
Note that registrations will close as soon as the maximum number of online participants will be reached.

Fees include:
 - Online attendance to the plenary lectures and practicals
 - Possibility to ask questions during plenary and practicals
 - Access to online material related to the lectures and practicals
 - Possibility to give a lightning talk (deadline for abstract submission: June 17th 2022)
 - Possibility to share a digital poster (deadline for abstract submission: June 17th 2022)

On-site partecipation:

Registrations are closed. We reached the maximum number. 

Registration fees for on-site participation of pre-registered applicants:
  • Students / PhD candidates / unemployed: € 280,00
  • Postdocs: € 320,00
  • Faculty / Permanent: € 400,00

Fees include:
 - Attendance to the plenary lectures and practicals
 - Possibility to ask questions during plenary and practicals
 - Access to online material related to the lectures and practicals
 - Possibility to give a lightning talk (deadline for abstract submission: June 17th 2022)
 - Possibility to present a poster (deadline for abstract submission: June 17th 2022)
 - Partecipation to the icebreaker party, coffee breaks and lunches.

The School "Understanding oxygen fugacity in geoscience" will take place in the main campus of the University of Trieste, Italy. The campus is well equipped with rooms for plenary lectures, participant presentations and hands-on activities. 

Travel to Trieste
By plane:
Trieste Airport (~ 35 km from Trieste city centre; 30 mins by train) is the closest airport.
Other airports that could be convenient are: Venice Airport (~ 150 km; ~ 2 hours by bus or train), Ljubljana Airport, Slovenia (~ 115 km; ~ 1 hour by bus/car),  Milano Malpensa airport (~ 450 km; ~ 6 hours by train).

By train:
Intercity, high speed and regional trains connect Trieste with all parts of Italy and with some cities in Europe. Among others, train travel can be planned at and

By bus:
Trieste is well connected by short and long distance buses.
Covid precautions

Participants travelling from abroad will have to comply with the requirements and measures of the Italian Government. These can be found on the website of Italian Ministry of Health.

Face masks will be required during indoor science sessions. The indoor spaces are organised in order to allow for a safe social distance and cleanliness. The room for plenary lectures will be used at half of its capacity (one person every two seats). Hand sanitizers will be available in each room and a dedicated cleaning service will be in place every day. A separate outdoor area will be designated for food and beverage.

Local testing centers are available in many pharmacies in the city centre, close to the venue. They can provide assistance if you experience symptoms or need a test before traveling. Participants are responsible for the cost of testing.

Dipartimento di Matematica e Geoscienze - UNITS
Società Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrografia
Gruppo Nazionale di Petrografia
Gruppo Nazionale di Mineralogia
Gruppo Nazionale di Petrografia
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Società Geochimica Italiana
Geo Trieste
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