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Planet Earth is on the move. Tectonic plates are constantly shifting and dramatic natural disasters, such as earthquakes and volcanoes, serve as an, often deadly, reminder. Join us in the pub to get hands on with a volcano; try your hand at earthquake engineering; have a play with some scientific instruments and listen to leading scientists talk about what it’s really like to study these explosive events and give you an insight into the cutting edge research that is being done, right here in London.
Slip, sliding away: Submarine landslides and associated geohazards
Professor Chris Jackson (Professor of Basin Analysis in the Department of Earth Science & Engineering, Imperial College London)
In this talk Chris will look at the geohazards posed by large submarine landslides, showing how new remote sensing technology has helped us understand the processes and products of these rarely observed phenomenon, and how we might understand and mitigate the associated risks.
A journey to the East African Rift
Dr Ian Bastow (Senior Lecturer in Geophysics, Department of Earth Science & Engineering, Imperial College London)
Dr Bastow's research uses seismology to understand Earth structure. He is particularly interested in understanding how continents break up by studying the seismically and volcanically active East African Rift. In his lecture Dr. Bastow will tell of his experiences during his travels in Ethiopia and the results of his seismic exploration of the elaborate rift system in the region.