Háskóli Íslands

Doctoral defence in Geophysics - Mary Kristen Butwin - August 27th at 13:00 - The Aula - Main building

Dissertation title: The Suspension of Volcanic Ash and Dust in Iceland

Opponents:
Dr. Anna María Ágústsdóttir, Specialist at the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland
Dr. Frances Beckett, Scientist at the Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom

Advisor: Dr. Þröstur Þorsteinsson, Professor in Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Iceland.

Doctoral defence in Geophysics - Ásdís Benediktsdóttir - June 28th at 14:00 - Askja room 132

Doctoral defence in Geophysics - Ásdís Benediktsdóttir

Dissertation title: A Geophysical Study of Propagating Rifts at the Bight-Transform Fault on the southern part of the Reykjanes Ridge and in the Eastern Volcanic Zone of Iceland

Opponents:
Dr. Jason Phipps Morgan, Professor at Royal Holloway, University of London
Dr. Nicholas Rawlinson, Professor at the University of Cambridge

Advisors and Doctoral committee:

Talk on Deep low-frequency earthquake swarms at Laacher See - Martin Hensch - Wednesday 29th May at 12:00

We are very excited to have a special visitor from Germany this week:

Martin Hensch (now at Regierungspräsidium Freiburg, Geological Survey of Baden-Württemberg (LED-BW); formerly at the Icelandic Meteorological Office and the Institute of Earth Sciences) will give a talk about

"Deep low-frequency earthquakes reveal ongoing magmatic recharge beneath Laacher See Volcano (Eifel, Germany)"

The presentation will take place at 12:00 Wednesday May 29 i​n the meeting room on the 3rd floor of Askja.

Doctoral lecture in Geophysics - Léa Levy - April 3rd at 15:00 - Askja, room 132

Dissertation title: Electrical properties of hydrothermally altered rocks: observations and interpretations based on laboratory, field and borehole studies at Krafla volcano, Iceland.

Advisor: Dr. Freysteinn Sigmundsson, Research Scientist at the Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland.

Doctoral committee:

Doctoral lecture in Geology - David J. Harning - April 2nd at 14:00 - Aula - Main building

Dissertation title: Refining the climate, glacier, and volcanic history of Iceland during the Holocene

Advisors: Dr. Áslaug Geirsdóttir, Professor at the Faculty of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland and Dr. Gifford H. Miller, Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder

Doctoral committee:

Dr.Julio Sepúlveda, Assistant Professor, INSTAAR and Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder

Doctoral defence in Geophysics - Louise Steffensen Schmidt - March 26th at 13:00 - The Aula

Dissertation title: Short and long term model simulations of the evolution of Vatnajökull ice cap, Iceland

Opponents: Dr. Shawn Marshall, Professor at the University of Calgary, Canada

Dr. Xavier Fettweis, Research Associate at the University of Liege, Belgium

Advisor: Dr. Guðfinna Aðalgeirsdóttir, Professor at the Faculty of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland.

Doctoral committee:

Finnur Pálsson, Engineer at the Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland.

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