Andrew McGonigle

2008 Laureate, Applied Technology
United Kingdom, Born 1973

a.mcgonigle@sheffield.ac.uk

Taking the volcano’s pulse

March 7, 2017

Andrew McGonigle’s pioneering technology is helping scientists around the world to predict volcanic eruptions more accurately. By Julian Cribb Seven hundred million people live within the radius of destruction of one of Earth’s 600 active volcanoes. And 60 to 80 major volcanic eruptions occur somewhere...

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Observing the volcano’s deadly breath

February 10, 2011

Heralding a dramatic advance in early, warning systems for one of nature’s greatest dangers, a volcanic eruption, Scottish volcanologist and Rolex Laureate Andrew McGonigle is pioneering a new way to spot the telltale signs of trouble on the way. Andrew McGonigle received a Rolex Award for Enterprise in...

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Iceland’s volcano and cancelled flights

September 9, 2010

Scottish physicist Andrew McGonigle is developing a method of predicting volcano eruptions. The work of this pioneering scientist, who is based at Sheffield University, in England, is likely to save hundreds of lives as it comes into use in the years ahead. He was chosen as a Laureate of...

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