|Click for photo credit. The image is of a sinkhole in Guatemala.|
The lecture will focus on why so many sinkholes have formed all over the world as of late. It will review the geologic setting of sinkholes, why sinkholes form, and the dangers of sinkhole collapse. It will also review some fascinating sinkholes from around the world that impacted Mayan, Roman, and Spanish culture as well as those that pose risk in our modern era. The talk will also include a review of what we can do to avoid falling into the voids under us.
I promise that the Monroe Lecture Hall is not at risk of collapse and that the lecture will be sinkhole-free, except for the lecture part. For more information see here.