A Brain Scientist and Volcanologist Investigate Why Some Volcanoes Turn Explosive

A volcanologist and biomedical engineer at Columbia University have joined forces to understand how particle-level interactions influence a volcano’s personality. Einat Lev, a research professor at Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and Elizabeth Hillman, a professor at Columbia Engineering and a principal investigator at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute, are recording 3D images of artificial magma in real time.