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Alessia Falasconi

Falasconi Alessia

alessia.falasconi@unifi.it

I have always been drawn to planet’s history and its future from an early age. During my bachelor degree course, I got passionate about nature’s most powerful and destructive forces, the volcano. In front of the wonder of a Stromboli eruption in 2015, I was inspired to become a volcanologist travelling to remote corners of the globe to understand the internal workings of a volcano. Currently, I’m focused on the investigation of the main physical, rheological and compositional features (and of their syn-eruptive variability) driving magma ascent and dispersal to the surface in order to define dynamics and processes of large explosive events such as Plinian and Subplinian eruptions.
B.Sc. in Geological Sciences at the University of Urbino, 2016. Thesis title: “Caratterizzazione tessiturale e mineralogico-petrografica del tephra di età medioevale rinvenuto nel sito archeologico dell’Età del Bronzo del Villaggio di San Vincenzo (Stromboli, Isole Eolie).
Trainee at LMV – Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans (Clermont-Ferrand), 10/2017 – 01/2018
M.Sc. in Geological Sciences and Technologies at the University of Florence, 2019. Thesis title: “Volcanic blocks and bombs from pyroclastic density currents at Tungurahua Volcano (Ecuador)”.
Ph.D. Student in Earth Sciences at the University of Firenze, 2019 – Ongoing. Thesis Title: “The products of the opening phase of large explosive eruptions: toward the understanding of the modalities and rates of eruption trigger and magma ascent”.

RESEARCH INTEREST 
  • Volcanology
  • Magma differentiation
  • Physics of Volcanoes
  • Monitoring systems on volcanoes
  • Volcanic Hazard

Research project: The products of the opening phase of large explosive eruptions: toward the understanding of the modalities and rates of eruption trigger and magma ascent

Supervisors:

Professor Raffaello Cioni
Professor Marco Pistolesi
Dr Mattia de’ Michieli Vitturi


Alessia Falasconi

Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra
Università di Firenze
Via La Pira N. 4
50121 Firenze
Italia