Science Café – Extreme Volcanism through Time

Imagine a volcanic eruption that could produce enough lava to cover all of Canada or the U.S. to a depth of hundreds of metres. Throughout Earth’s history, such mega-volcanic events have regularly occurred around the world. They have caused the breakup of continents and the extinction of species due to extreme climate variations. They are also responsible for the formation of huge ore deposits.

Join Scientist-in-Residence Richard Ernst as he shares the story of these intense volcanic events, both on Earth and on other planets.

Where: Ottawa Public Library, Sunnyside Branch, 1049 Bank Street

When: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The free 20-minute discussion will be followed by a question and answer session. The Science Café series takes place every second Wednesday until Apr. 23, 2014.

The Science Café series is organized by the Faculty of Science at Carleton University to discuss relevant issues facing our society and how science can help solve real-world problems. Meet some of our award-winning faculty members and graduate students as they share their excitement about science with the community. For more information, visit

For more information:
Chris Cline
Media Relations
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 1391