LASI VI: Malargüe, Argentina, 25-29 November 2019
We are pleased to announce the LASI VI workshop on “The physical geology of subvolcanic systems: laccoliths, sills and dykes”.
The conference will be held in Malargüe, Mendoza Province, Argentina, 25-26 November 2019.
Field trip will go through the northern Neuquén Basin (27.11 to 29.11 2019).
The LASI conferences gather specialists in volcanology, tectonics, structural geology, petrology, geochemistry, geochronology, geophysics, exploration geology, and modelers.
Since 2002, the open LASI community gathers scientists interested in shallow-level tabular igneous intrusion. Four international conferences have been held since then, each one with 40-50 participants from 10-17 countries, presenting papers and attending a field trip to tabular intrusions. The conferences put in evidence the vitality of this research community as well as the relevance of the topic to societal needs such as hydrocarbon and ore mineral exploration, natural hazards, and climate change.
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The LASI6 meeting will be held in memory of Prof. Eduardo Llambías (1937-2018). Eduardo was an internationally renowned Argentinian volcanologist. His pioneering PhD thesis was dedicated to unravel the complex structure and evolution of the immense Payunia volcanic field (1964). In this remote and hostile area, Eduardo conducted solitary field campaigns, accompanied by mules to transport his field equipment and helped by local shepherds. His work opened a whole new field of knowledge, which has been the foundation for the application to UNESCO World Heritage for the Payunia and for the development of scientific tourism in the area.
To learn more about the life and scientific achievements of Prof. Eduardo Llambías: Prof. Llambías (in Spanish).