Café Scientifique is a series of informal discussions connecting research to important issues of interest to the community. Enjoy light snacks and refreshments while engaging with cutting-edge, award-winning researchers from Simon Fraser University's (SFU) Faculty of Science.
Below is the topic for April 2018:
Volcanoes have played and continue to play a pivotal role in shaping human societies, both modern and ancient. From the eruption of Vesuvius to that of Eyjafjallajökull, volcanoes have killed hundreds of thousands of people and led to billions of dollars in economic losses. In this Café Scientifique, we will look at some of the advances we are making in forecasting and mitigating the impact of these eruptions globally and here in Canada.
Glyn Williams-Jones, Professor, in the department of Earth Sciences at SFU is a physical volcanologist. His multidisciplinary research involves geochemical and geophysical modeling used in conjunction with remote sensing to investigate the processes responsible for triggering volcanic eruptions and those controlling persistently active volcanism.
Boston Pizza (private room), 1045 Columbia St., New Westminster
(2 blocks from the New West skytrain station)
7:00-8:30pm (doors open for registration at 6:30pm)
Reserve your free seat by emailing: [email protected]