Bienvenue au Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans

Le Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans (LMV) est une unité mixte de recherche de l’Université Clermont-Auvergne (UCA), associée au Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, UMR 6524), à l’Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD, UMR 163). C’est l’un des deux laboratoires de l’Observatoire de Physique du Globe de Clermont-Ferrand (OPGC). Le LMV constitue aussi le Département d’Enseignement des Sciences de la Terre de l’UCA.

Seeking world-class postdoctoral fellows in volcano science

Clermont-Ferrand Centre for Volcano Research (ClerVolc), Clermont-Ferrand, France The ClerVolc consortium consists of five laboratories of Clermont-Auvergne University in Clermont-Ferrand, France (Laboratories of Earth Science ‘Magmas et Volcans’, Physics, Meteorology, Mathematics, Computer Science) and an Earth Physics Observatory. Its objective is to carry out multi-disciplinary research and development related to volcanism. The research themes include

In memoriam Hervé Martin

Hervé Martin (emeritus Professor at LMV) passed away Tuesday, 15th of June 2021. Hervé was born in 1951, and obtained his PhD from Rennes in 1977, working on Saint-Malo migmatitic complex in Northern Brittany. He was hired as a lecturer in Rennes, where he developped his most famous work on Archaean TTG of Finland. In

Studied volcanoes

The volcanoes we study Understanding volcanism requires the acquisition of field data: visible and thermal imagery, geophysical campaigns, gas, rock and ash sampling for petrological and geochemical analyses, mapping of deposits and destruction, etc. Our targets depend on the current activity, research themes and our collaborations with French laboratories and observatories, as well as partner


The Magmas and Volcanoes Laboratory (LMV) is a joint research unit of Clermont-Auvergne University, affiliated with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, UMR 6524), the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD, UMR 163). It is one of two laboratories of the Clermont-Ferrand Global Physics Observatory (OPGC). The LMV is also the Earth

TIMS Triton Plus

TIMS Triton XT (Thermo-Ionisation Mass Spectrometer), from ThermoFisher Scientific, has been installed in the Laboratory Magmas and Volcans since September 2016. This instrument was purchased as part of Maud Boyet’s ERC ISOREE project ISOREE “New insight into the origin of the Earth, its bulk composition and its early evolution”. This instrument is spectrometer for isotope

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