Pint of Science 2016 is coming to Sheffield - and I am involved! Bubbles, Beer, and Volcanic eruptions!
This year Pint of Science is coming to Sheffield. I will be in esteemed company with Dr Ed Daw who will be talking about gravitational waves detected as part of the LIGO experiment in a combined event called Ripples and Bangs. I will of course be contributing the "Bangs" part of the event - where I will discuss my previous, ongoing and future research into the behaviour of bubbles at basaltic volcanoes.
Volcanic eruptions are one of the most spectacular phenomena we see on this planet. Through the medium of beer, I will explain the journey of the gas bubbles which drive these eruptions, from birth, to eruption at the surface. I will explore how we investigate these bubbles, by using state-of-the-art monitoring equipment to measure gas output and computer models to simulate gas flow. Fully unlocking the secrets of this journey is an essential future goal in volcanology, where any progress made will play a key part in aiding eruption forecasting.
This is a ticketed event on the 25th May 2016 in Bloo 88, tickets are available for purchase here.