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PhysisArt – Photography of Danakil Exhibition

20 Oct 2017, 17:27 UTC
PhysisArt – Photography of Danakil Exhibition

PhysisArt – Photography of Danakil Exhibition
The Danakil Depression – an extreme landscape between volcanoes and salty deserts – is the subject of a new photographic exhibition with images and works by the artist, Samantha Tistoni, who accompanied Europlanet researchers for a field trip to Danakil in January 2017.
Dr. Barbara Cavalazzi, a researcher at the Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Bologna, and photographer Samantha Tistoni will tell the story, secrets and colours of the fascinating Danakil region. The Danakil Depression lies close to the sea, at the far north of the triangle of Afar, between Ethiopia and Eritrea. Danakil is perhaps the most active branch of the African Rift Valley and is a place where everything is dramatically influenced by the geology of an oceanization process that began some tens of millions of years ago. These incredible geological features make this a place where you can study the extremes of life, biological adaptation, and better understand the deep geobiological interactions. Discovering Danakil is a key to understanding alien life.
The exhibition will launched on 21 October in Bologna and will travel to Modena, Chieti and Pescara. The programme is:
21-29 October, Collezione di Geologia “Museo Giovanni Capellini”, via Zamboni 63, Bologna
Dr Barbara Cavalazzi will give a talk, “Danakil – at the bottom of a sea that is not there”, during the launch event on 21 October.
18 November – 2 December at the Museo Universitario Gemma Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche e Geologiche, Modena
Dr Barbara Cavalazzi will give a talk, “Danakil – Martian atmospheres on Earth”, at 11am on 18 November.
8 March 2018 – Università G. d’Annunzio di Chieti-Pescara, Campus Universitario, via dei Vestini 31, Chieti Scalo
Dr Barbara Cavalazzi will give a talk, “Danakil – at the bottom of a sea that is not there” on 8 March.
17 March 2018 – Università G. d’Annunzio di Chieti-Pescara, viale Pindaro 42, Pescara
Dr Barbara Cavalazzi will give a talk, “Danakil – at the bottom of a sea that is not there” on 17 March.
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