V.S. Sobolev Institute of Geology and Mineralogy of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences organizes the International Conference “The problems of magmatic and metamorphic petrology, geodynamics and genesis of diamonds”, dedicated to 110th Anniversary of academician Vladimir Stepanovich Sobolev on June 9-14, 2018.
V.S. Sobolev is an outstanding Soviet and Russian mineralogist and petrologist, one of the founders of Institute of Geology and Geophysics of Siberian Branch of Soviet Union Academy of Science, which was reformed into Institute of Geology and Mineralogy in early 2000s. V.S. Sobolev had initiated one of the leading scientific schools in the Earth mantle petrology and genetic mineralogy. His name is tightly related to discovery of Yakutian Diamond-bearing Province in Eastern Siberia, and the development of theoretical backgrounds for diamond deposit prediction and prospection. He was elected as the President of International Mineralogical Association in 1974 – 1978.
The Conference should gather the leading specialists in mineralogy, magmatic and metamorphic petrology, kimberlite petrology, geodynamics, experimental mineralogy and petrology, fluid and melt inclusion research,crystal
 growth, applied geology professionals, diamond mining, prediction and prospection geologists and business representatives. The scientists from Russia, Germany, France, Japan, United States and some other countries are expected to attend the Conference.