'A Wild And Wonderful Opportunity' – Unexpected Eruption Enables Real-Time Observation For Researchers Studying Volcanoes In Iceland

A volcano erupts in the background as researchers and onlookers watch in the foreground

Dr. Christopher Hamilton, associate professor in the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, and Dr. Solange Duhamel, associate professor of molecular and cellular biology, have been abroad since January to conduct research in Iceland, a country dotted with glaciers, lava fields and hundreds of volcanoes. An unexpected volcanic eruption has given them a firsthand opportunity to study the same event from the perspectives of their separate disciplines.