Please note that we have had a change of speaker. We're excited to be able to introduce Yan Lavallee, volcanoligist, who had been unable to attend last spring.
Yan Lavallee received his undergraduate degree in Earth and Planetary Science at McGill University in Montreal, a Master in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota, and 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.
We will also be hearing about the Munich Ausländerbeirat (foreign nationals' advisory council) and meeting our Junior Year in Munich scholarship recipient.