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The next Hutton Symposium, one the most important international meetings on igneous processes (“granites and related rocks”), will be held in Northern Italy, on the shore of the beautiful Lago Maggiore, from the 11th to the 15th of September 2023. Since its debut in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1987, the Hutton Symposium has become a very dynamic international forum to discuss pressing issues relevant to the formation and evolution of magmatic rocks, including granites s.l., but also encompassing all the different types of of plutonic and volcanic rocks that are found on Earth (and other planets)

Every four years, this event brings together leading scientists from around the world on igneous processes, ore deposits, structural geology, … and highlights the research trends in these fields. Northern Italy, on the southern foothills of the Alps, offers a wonderful location to attract scientists from the whole world, and provide easy access to some world-famous exposures on granites and related rocks. In particular, the participants will be able to visit the Permian Ivrea-Verbania Zone, displaying one of the best studied tilted magmatic crustal columns, with exposures from the Moho to the volcanic rocks at the surface. 

We hope you will take advantage of this unique opportunity and enjoy the scientific, cultural, and social experiences offered by this symposium.