The Meeting is devoted to the memory of great Russian crystallographer, mineralogist, petrologist and mining engineer Academician E.S. Fedorov (10(22).12.1853-21.05.1919), one of the founders of modern crystallography and discoverer of 230 space groups. In 1891 and 1902, E.S. Fedorov described for the first time alkaline apatite- and nepheline-bearing rocks of Kola peninsula (at the Turiy peninsula of the White Sea) and suggested its possible use for the production of phosphorous fertilizers.
The conference is organized by Federal Research Centre "Kola Science Centre of the
Russian Academy of Sciences", Commission on crystal chemistry, X-ray diffraction and spectroscopy of minerals of the Russian Mineralogical
Society, St. Petersburg State University
Supported by Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Foundation for Basic Research, National Committee of Russian Crystallographers, International Union of Crystallography, International Center for Diffrcation Data, International Mineralogical Association.
Registration fee is 200 USD for professionals. No fee is foreseen for the student and young scientists
Young Scientist Grants
Thanks to the generous grants from IUCr and ICDD, the Organizing Committee will support a restricted number of young scientists (up to 35) to participate in the Conference. Please send the application in a free form to Dr. Maria Krzhizhanovskaya (email@example.com) till April 1, 2019. The application should include abstracts, short CV and recommendation of supervisor (for students only).
Abstracts should be prepared using template:
Template for the preparation of abstracts in the format Microsoft Word (*.doc)
The following hotels in Apatity are ready to welcome* you during the "XIX International meeting on crystal chemistry, x-ray diffraction and spectroscopy of minerals":
Climate in Apatity is moderately cold. The average July temperature is +12.3. July is the time of the Polar day, no sunset is foreseen.
Transportation. There are convenient flights to Apatity from Moscow (2 hours) and St. Petersburg (1,5 hours) (www.severstal-avia.ru). It is also possible to reach Apatity by train, the trip from St. Petersburg takes about 24 hours (www.rzd.ru).
The International Union of Crystallography strives to achieve gender balance in all its institutions and activities bearing in mind other diversity needs and its existing obligations to geographic and academic discipline representation where appropriate.
Please note that most foreign citizens are required to obtain a visa before they enter Russia.
FRC Kola Science Center RAS will provide accepted participants with visa support in the form of an official visa invitation.
Deadline for visa support request is April 20, 2019 (but we don’t recommend to postpone visa application till the last moment).
To get your visa support you need:
Citizens of some countries do not need visa to enter the Russian Federation. Here you can see a list of Visa-free countries: https://www.visahouse.com/en/information/visafreecountries/#visa-free-countries.
Important notes: – in order to obtain a visa your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the proposed date;
When you get the invitation letter, please read the information carefully. In case of any questions please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org +7 900 937-99-82.
The following excursions are planned after the conference.
1. July 6-8, 2019. One-day excursions to the famous mineralogical localities of the Kola peninsula: Marchenko peak (Khibiny alkaline massif), Eveslogchorr (Khibiny alkaline massif), Alluaiv (Lovozero alkaline massif). You may download guidebook of the excursions here.
2. July 6-8, 2019. 3-day excursion to the White Sea Tersky shore: visit to the Umba and Varzuga villages, amethyst deposit, Kaskaranzy village, etc. Accomodation (2 nights) at the recreation base on the White Sea shore (Umba village). The preliminary cost is 8000 RUB (including travel expenses, accommodation and meals). The maximal number of participants is 20. The excursion will be on the ‘first come – first serve’ basis. Please inform the Organizing Committee about your willingness to participate in the excursion as soon as possible.