The Museum's volcanology and petrology group is studying volcanic eruptions, the diversity and evolution of magmas and the composition of the inner Earth.
Dr Chiara Maria Petrone
Research Leader, Petrology
Mineral and Planetary Sciences Division
The Natural History Museum
Find out more about volcanology and petrology research at the Museum.
We are studying past and present-day volcanic activity in order to better understand the behaviour of active magmatic systems.
Our research into magmatic processes includes projects on subduction zones and carbonatite rocks.
Find out how our scientists are reconstructing deep-earth processes through the study of mantle xenoliths.
Meet the Museum staff involved in our petrology and volcanology research.
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