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Professor Bob White and his research team to showcase research at Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 4-10 July

25 May 2016

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 4-10 July

Tiny earthquakes are often detected under volcanoes prior to eruption, caused by the movement of molten rock beneath the surface.  Visit the exhibit at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition July 4th - 10th where St Edmund's Professorial Fellow Bob White and his research team will be showcasing their current research in the explosive field of volcano seismology. They are investigating the 30,000 earthquakes that led up to the spectacular six-month Bárðarbunga-Holuhraun fissure eruption in Iceland. By studying these seismic events they are gaining a better understanding of how volcanic systems behave.

  

View Professor White's research Video Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BL5U28Icl2k&feature=youtu.be

Visit the free exhibition which covers not only this work but many other cutting edge developments in science with hands-on displays and also activities for children. Make your own quake and play our volcano games, seeing how much of your local neighbourhood would have been buried by the lava flows (a lot!):

www.royalsociety.org/events/summer-scien­ce-exhibition/exhibits/explosive-earth

 
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