In addition to our all-important AAUPW Board Elections, we are excited to have a speaker who will be talking to us about VOLCANOES! Please plan to come via ground transportation (no airplanes :) please).
Yan Lavallee received his undergraduate degree in Earth and Planetary Science (2001) at McGill University in Montreal and went on to the University of North Dakota for a Master in Space Studies (2003). He crossed the ocean in 2004 and did a PhD in Volcanology (2008) at the LMU-Munich. After graduation, he was offered a position of assistant professor in Mineralogy. His current work mainly revolves around the deformation of magma and understanding transition between effusive and explosive eruptions. In his presentation, he will introduce the Earth and its volcanoes as well as their eruptive styles and discuss some of its effects on human activity. He will then present the different methods used to play with magma in his lab.
Please join us for this informative and timely presentation.