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Speaker Series takes on hot topic

    This week’s Speaker Series takes on an explosive topic that is sure to be hot, volcanic in fact.
    The Tyrrell’s popular Speaker Series continues this Thursday with Dr. Julia Roberge. Her talk is entitled “Volcanoes: lessons learned from studying Popocatepetl, the active volcano that overlooks Mexico City.”
    Roberge, originally from Quebec, is now professor of volcanology at the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico. Her interest in volcanoes was sparked at an early age when the world was captivated by the 1980 Mount St. Helen’s eruption. She recalled the blanket of ash that draped her father’s car in Trois-Rivières, Quebec.
    This fueled her drive to pursue an academic career in volcanology. She now resides near Popocatepetl, the active volcano that overlooks Mexico City. In her talk, Roberge will discuss how volcanoes form and function and will also present a breath-taking overview of the field expeditions she frequently leads to the active volcano in order to learn what makes it “tick.”
    Speaker Series talks are free and are held on Thursdays until April 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Museum auditorium. Each talk is approximately one-hour long.
    Speaker Series talks are also online on the Royal Tyrrell Museum channel on YouTube.


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