“The most exciting phrase to hear in science,
the one
that heralds new discoveries,
is not ‘Eureka!’ but
‘That’s funny…”

Isaac Asimov


Peč Lab at AGU 2019

Come see the Peč Lab’s work on display at this year’s AGU in San Francisco! Thursday, Dec. 12 8:00 – 12:20 Cailey and Matěj will present a poster, “Deep-crustal Deformation: An Experimental and EBSD-based Study of Amphibole’s Seismic Anisotropy”(S41D-0547) 13:40 – 18:00 Cailey and Matěj will present a poster,  “Experimental investigation of amphibole rheology and …

Visiting ERI Tokyo

Cassandra and Matej are visiting Take Hiraga’s lab at the Earthquake Research Institute in Tokyo. Cassandra is learning how to sinter powders to form textually equilibrated partially molten rocks from Koizumi-san. This visit is generously supported by the MISTI Ulvac-Hyashi fund.

New paper out!

A new paper just got published about radial melt segregation during pipe-flow. We extruded partially molten rocks through a narrow channel and observed how melt segregates close to the channel wall as predicted by the two-phase flow theory with viscous anisotropy. Check out the results here.  


The Peč Lab is located on the 11th floor of the Green Building in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Come and visit us any time! If you are interested in more information about our research don’t hesitate to contact us