|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) and Jean Monnet University in Saint Etienne. It is one of two laboratories of the Clermont-Ferrand GlobalPhysics Observatory (OPGC).
The LMV is also the Earth Science teaching department of Clermont-Auvergne University.
The LMV is spread over several sites, including the main one at Clermont-Auvergne University, a site at Jean Monnet University, and several secondary sites outside of metropolitan France (Ecuador, Peru and Indonesia). It has developed around three missions :
The LMV carries out research and development in the fields of volcanology, petrology and geochemistry, addressing fundamental questions related to volcano science and magma genesis. It employs state-of-the-art technology and techniques in the fields of experimental petrology, mineralogy, geophysics, isotopic and elemental geochemistry,