Image: TEDxUGA 2023: Roots! Mattia Pistone is the Director of the Magma Mia Petrology and Volcanology Laboratory and Assistant Professor in the Department of Geology where he investigates magma transport, volcanic eruption dynamics, and volatile cycles in the Earth’s interior using a combination of experimental, analytical, and field-based approaches. Dr. Pistone is a Primary Investigator of DIVE (Drilling the Ivrea-Verbano zonE), a research initiative aimed at probing the boundary between Earth’s outer crust and the mantle for the first time. Dr. Pistone’s talk will explore this cryptic geological frontier and unravel the foundations of the continents. TEDxUGA 2023 | Friday, March 31st at 7pm | Morton Theatre University of Georgia 10th annual TEDxUGA. Centuries of students and scholars have grown a vast and intertwined network of research and scholarship. The passions and actions that inspire this network are sometimes unseen, unheard, and untamed. But the results are powerful and ever-reaching. At the University of Georgia, we plant seeds of research and scholarship every day. And now at TEDxUGA 2023, we will explore how these seeds have taken root and flourished into ideas with the power to change the world. Read More: TEDxUGA 2023: Roots!