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Cambridge, England..It looks like Christmas. Some places are just meant to be visited at Christmas.


#geocongress Melt in the Mantle. Cambridge, United Kingdom. 15 Feb 2016 → 17 Jun 2016. The Earth's mantle is almost entirely solid, but on geological timescales it convects vigorously, the well-known surface expression of this being plate tectonics. Although the basic thermodynamics of melt generation in these settings is well understood, how the melt is transported to the surface is not, despite several decades of work on the problem. Sophisticated mathematical techniques are needed...

The Bridge of Sighs in Cambridge is a covered bridge belonging to St John's College of Cambridge University. It was built in 1831 and crosses the River Cam between the college's Third Court and New Court.