Wed, Oct 13|
Science Speaks in Nevada Lecture Series: Volcanoes Near Us
Volcanoes Near Us by Philipp Ruprecht, Ph.D. UNR, Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering.
Time & Location
Oct 13, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
About the Event
Dr. Ruprecht is a volcanologist and geochemist working on active volcanoes to explain the processes that lead up to eruptions. By studying the volcanic products he also sheds light on the architecture of the crust, where magmas are stored and how they make the crust. His work focuses on the crystals that grow within the magma and they are unique recorders of the processes at depth. Each crystals tells a story of what happened similar to a spectator at a sports event. They all experienced generally the same event, but each one had their own experience.