January 16, 2014

Dance on a Volcano: A Quarter Century of Experimental First Ascents 

Dr. Donald B. Dingwell, Secretary General of the European Research Council, President of the European Geosciences Union, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Department of Earth and Environmental Science

Volcanic activity has been a continuous companion to mankind. A century ago, experimental Earth science began to redefine our understanding of the Earth's interior. Although physical volcanology had been exclusively observational, new experimental science is making vast advances in the science of eruptive processes. Dr. Dingwell will guide us through some of the highlights of the last quarter century of experimental volcanology.


Co-hosted by the Carnegie Institution for Science with the Embassy of Austria, the Embassy of Switzerland, and the Delegation of the European Union to the United States.

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