The French Society for Mineralogy and Crystallography will host the ’23rd General Meeting’ of the ‘International Mineralogical Association’ between 18–22 July 2022, in Lyon.
Following the tradition of quadri-annual general meetings of the International Mineralogical Association (IMA) organised by national societies, the French Society for Mineralogy and Crystallography will host the 23rd General Meeting of the IMA in Lyon, France, during 18–22 July 2022.
2022 is the year to celebrate mineralogy. It marks the bicentennial of the death of René Just Haüy (born 1743), the father of modern mineralogy and crystallography. Two centuries ago is also when Haüy’s Traité de mineralogy and Traité de cristallographie were published.
Back to the present day, the last two main Mars exploration programmes, Mars2020 and Huoxing 1, will have had just enough time for sample return and post-processing. With the return of Hayabusa 2, for the first time, fragments of a primitive carbonaceous asteroid will be analysed.
The meeting will bring together all the new facets of modern mineralogy; mineralogy as we know it will meet exploratory planetology, all to celebrate two centuries of mineralogy.
The overarching themes of the IMA2022 are as follows:
- Mineral systematics
- Physics and chemistry of minerals
- Ores and ore mineralogy
- Mineralogy and petrology
- Planetary mineralogy
- Planetary interiors
- The dynamical world of minerals
This post was culled from IUCr.