Deep roots of volcanos
Why do rocks partially melt in the depth of the Earth? How does the molten magma rise to the surface?
Fluid mechanics of magma transport
What physics governs the flow of magma through the deep subsurface? Which factors control the timing and geometry of magma transport?
Formation of igneous rocks
Why do large amounts of magma never reach the surface? How and why do huge volumes of molten rock accumulate and crystallise in the Earth's crust?
Dangerous beauty of volcanos
What is the study of magma transport able to tell us about the hazards of volcanic activity at the surface? Will we learn to understand magmatic systems enough to be able to predict their behaviour?