Monday, July 18, 2022

Understanding the Forces That Create Volcanic Eruptions

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Earth & Space Science, Geology, Earth Systems, Nature of Science, History of Science

Ed Hessler

Kayla Iacovino is an experimental petrologist at Jacobs-NASA Johnson Space Center whose interest is understanding "the geochemical forces that lead to" the destructive forces when volcanoes erupt.  She "collects rock samples from around the world to better understand the forces that create them.

This Breakthrough video (10m 25s) shows us how she does this research and is part "of a series from Science Friday and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) that follows women working at the forefront of their fields."

There are links to a Science Friday interview with Dr. Iacovino and to her website.

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