Fall 2017 Seminar Series

Fridays at 12:30 - 13:15
Friday seminars of Institute of Earth Sciences and Nordic Volcanological Center
Meeting room:  Building of Natural Sciences, Askja, western end - 3rd floor seminar room

Everybody is welcome!

Friday lectures are coordinated by Maxwell Christopher Brown (

25 August: Sigurjón Jónsson (professor of geophysics, KAUST - King Abdullah University of Science and Technology): "One or two magma chambers under Galápagos calderas?"

1 September:  Maxwell Brown (Research Specialist - Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland): "Advances in archaeomagnetic dating in Britain"

8 September: Freysteinn Sigmundsson (Nordic Volcanological Center, Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland): "Rheology of Iceland"

15 September:  Szabolcs Harangi and Bianca Németh (Eötvös University, Budapest):
Szabolcs Harangi: "Neogene-Quaternary volcanism of the Carpathian-Pannonian Region, eastern-central Europe – Volcanic heritage to understand how volcanoes work from the source to the surface and a potential in geotourism"
Bianca Németh: "Preliminary silicate melt inclusion study in phenocrysts from the Csomád (Ciomadul) volcano (Eastern Carpathians)"

22 September: Eyjólfur Magnússon (Institute of Earth Sciences): "Monitoring ice cauldrons with radio echo sounding. Examples from the cauldrons of Mýrdalsjjökull and the Skaftá cauldrons"

29 September:  Three short talks:
1. Prof. Lauri Pesonen (University of Helsinki) - "The Precambrian Geomagnetic Field: Testing The Dipole Hypothesis"
2. Elisa Piispa (Yachay Tech, Ecuador) - "Precambrian paleointensity and early Earth evolution – The knowns and unknowns"
3. Johanna Salminen (University of Helsinki) - "Testing the core of the Supercontinent Nuna with Mesoproterozoic paleomagnetic data from Finland"

6 October: Daniel Juncu (Nordic Volcanological Center, Institute of Earth Sciences): "Injection-induced surface deformation and seismicity at the Hellisheidi geothermal field"

13 October: Brent Alloway (University of Auckland, New Zealand/University of Wollongong, Australia): "No small feet: Tracing the footsteps of Southeast Asia's earliest hominins using tephrochronology"

20 October: Þóra Árnardóttir (Nordic Volcanological Center, Institute of Earth Sciences): "Strain rates and earthquake sequences in the South Iceland Seismic Zone"

27 October:  Post-GSA

3 November:

10 November:

17 November:

24 November:

1 December:

8 December:

15 December:   AGU Fall Meeting


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