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The Green Public Lecture 2018: <em><strong>“What’s under a volcano… and how do we know?”</strong></em>

The Green Public Lecture 2018: “What’s under a volcano… and how do we know?”

Date: Wednesday 23rd May

Time: 18:00 to 19:00

Presenter: Prof. Katherine Cashman FRS, University of Bristol

Location: Michael Sadler Building

The University of Leeds Green Lecture is an annual public lecture given by a world-leading researcher in the field of Earth science. It is open to anyone to attend and is designed to be accessible to a very wide range of people, especially non-scientists, including those at school studying for their GCSEs and above. It exists to show the public the exciting and fascinating world of the study of the Earth.

This year's speaker is Professor Kathy Cashman of the University of Bristol.

What’s under a volcano… and how do we know?

Abstract:  “One of the most challenging problems in Earth Sciences is to “see” into the Earth. This problem is particularly important in Volcanology, where our assumptions about what lies below a volcano shape the ways in which we interpret precursory signals of volcanic eruptions, forecast the nature of eruptive activity, and develop long-term hazard assessments of volcanic regions. In this talk I will review ways in which our assumptions about sub-volcanic systems have changed over the past decade, and how those changes affect the ways which we approach volcanic hazard assessment. Although I will touch on information provided by geophysics and geodesy, my focus will be on what I like to call “reverse engineering” of material erupted from volcanoes, which provide direct evidence for subvolcanic structures and processes.”


Entry is free.  Please reserve your place by registering your attendance.  Places are available on a strictly first-come, first-served basis, so register early to avoid disappointment.  The lecture is followed by a complimentary drinks reception.