UppTalk Weekly: The two faces of Volcanoes - learning to benefit from the monster

  • Date: –12:30
  • Location: Zoom-meeting https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/61325575102
  • Lecturer: Valentin Troll, Professor at the Department of Earth Sciences, Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
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  • Organiser: UppTalk Weekly is a part of the Faculty for Science and Technology's online continuing education initiative for alumni and society
  • Contact person: Karin Thellenberg
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In this zoom seminar you will learn how volcanoes can give as much as they take and that it is the precarious balance of understanding volcanoes and monitoring their activity that will make us increasingly better at 'harvesting' the benefits that volcanoes provide.

Volcanoes are widely recognized for their destructive potential and have been viewed to represent the seat of wrathful deities or even the entrance to hell. While their direct and indirect negative effects are often most strikingly displayed, volcanoes also provide us with a vastness of resources that shape our daily lives and without which we would not exist in the way we are today.

UppTalk Weekly is a popular science seminar series via Zoom where you get to enjoy interesting conversations and interdisciplinary panel discussions with researchers from Uppsala University every Tuesday at lunch. The conversations revolve around socially relevant topics and where you as an audience have the opportunity to ask questions to our researchers.

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