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Simone Paternostro

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My PhD research have two main objectives: a) understand the evolution of bimodal magmatism through the microanalytical, chemical and isotopic study of the minerals that make up the Monte Amiata volcanic rocks in order to be able to estimate the geo-thermobarometric and crystallization conditions. b) investigate from an experimental approach the petrophysics characteristic of the Monte Amiata volcanites to better understand the fluid circulation capacity of the rock. My scientific skills are: petrographic investigations of rocks under the optical microscope. Analytical chemistry of major and trace elements on glass and minerals by Electron Probe Micro Analyses (EPMA), Laser-Ablation-Inductively-Coupled-Plasma (LA–ICP–MS). Sr-Nd-Pb isotope analyses and micro-analyses of solid materials by powder digestion and chromatographic Sr-purification in ultra-clean laboratory (‘Class 1000’) followed by isotope measurements at Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometer (TIMS).
B.Sc in Geological Sciences at the University of Florence, 2015. Thesis Title: “Diffrattometric, chemical and textural characterization of a crystallised enamel artifact and of its ceramic substrate” (supervisor Prof. P. Bonazzi)
M.Sc. in Geological Sciences and Technologies at the University of Florence, 2017-18. Thesis Title: “The persistence of the stationary system to the Stromboli volcano, investigated through the compositional analysis of products erupted in the last decade” (supervisor Prof. L. Francalanci).

  • Igneous Petrology
  • Isotope Geochemistry
  • Mineralogy/Petrography
  • Volcanology
  • Field Geology

Research project: Evaluation of the thermal potential of the Amiata Geothermal Field: Geochemical, Petrologic and Petrophysic data.


Professor Sandro Conticelli
Professor Orlando Vaselli

Simone Paternostro

Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra
Università degli Studi di Firenze
Via G. La Pira, 4,
50121, Firenze