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Ask a Geologist Live!

Ask a Geologist Live

On Monday – Friday of Earth Science Week, five brilliant scientists agreed to field questions about their research live on twitter using the #askageologist hashtag.

The Ask a Geologist schedule:

Bethan DaviesMonday 13th, 12pm – 1pm:
Bethan Davies, Centre for Quarternary Research, Royal Holloway

Bethan is a glaciologist, interested in glacier response to climate change and sea level rise in Antarctica, and the last glaciation of Britain. Read more about her research on her Antarctic Glaciers website.

Phil ManningTuesday 14th, 1pm – 2pm:
Phil Manning, School of Earth, Atmospheric and Enviromental Sciences, University of Manchester

Phil is a Professor of Natural History and STFC Science in Society Fellow, whose research includes the National Geographic Dinosaur Mummy project, and the Fumanya Dinosaur Trackway LiDAR Project.

Matt GengeWednesday 15th, 1pm – 2pm:
Matt Genge, Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London

Matt studies meteorites, cosmic dust and planetary science. He also runs the Imperial College Rock Library on petrology and researches igneous rocks and volcanoes. Matt recently wrote a regular “Ask the Scientist” column for the magazine “Science Uncovered”.

David PyleThursday 16th, 4pm – 5pm:
David Pyle, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford

David is a volcanologist, who has worked on young and active volcanoes around the world. Currently, his main research interests focus on reconstructing what happened during past eruptions, and using this information to help to prepare for future activity. His recent or ongoing projects include LondonVolcano.com, volcanoestoptrumps.org and Streva.ac.uk

Victoria HerridgeFriday 17th, 1pm – 2pm:
Victoria Herridge, The Natural History Museum

Victoria is an expert in fossil elephants, especially dwarf elephants that once lived on Mediterranean islands. She also studies evolution and the Ice Age, and is a founder of TrowelBlazers – a site devoted to cool women from history who made amazing geological and palaeontological discoveries.