George Bergantz is a geologist who studies the physics of magmas. He is a member of the physical petrology group here at UW, which focuses on volcanoes, and uses a diverse set of tools—numerical modeling, laboratory experiments, and fieldwork—to study them. For his part, he works on the transport of magma in the Earth’s deep crust and mantle, as well as the life cycles of volcanic systems. He has done extensive field studies in Italy, Greece, Chile, and Argentina, among other places, and is an elected Fellow of the Geological Society of America.