Who is Nahúm Méndez, the geologist who has risen to fame on television after the La Palma volcano eruption

Since it erupted on September 19, the La Palma volcano has captured all the informational attention from the media throughout the country. And, in the same way that happened with the coronavirus, the programs have been forced to hire experts in the field to rigorously analyze everything that is happening.

The pandemic raised virologists and doctors like the doctor to fame. Snchez Martos, the doctor Csar Carballo or the scientist Margarita del Val, among many other faces that still today, a year and a half after confinement, continue to appear on the screen giving their opinion on the evolution of the disease in our country.

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Now, after the eruption of the La Palma volcano, there is a person who appears daily on several television programs, including on different channels, analyzing each phase that the Canarian natural catastrophe is going through since the lava flows began to descend the slopes of the island. He is Nahm Mndez Chazarra, graduated in Geology from the University of Granada.

Who is Nahum Mndez, the geologist who speaks on television about the La Palma volcano?

Born in Rojales (Alicante) on December 20, 1983, Nahm is passionate about science and has focused his academic training on the study of Geology. Since he began his studies, Nahm Mndez has been concerned with the popularization of geology, a branch of science that he considered ‘forgotten’.

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So, the Valencian created the blog A geologist in distress …, where he began to talk about his subject matter in terms that helped the population to become familiar with this science. “It is a way to improve the way I write and communicate geology, a science that is very permeable in society, many times because its concepts and time scales seem very alien to everyday reality,” he wrote in the description of his page. Web.

In 2010, Mndez began to collaborate with the HiTranslate project of the HiRISE instrument that travels aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to try to bring the geology of Mars a little closer to the whole world. He also participated in a free publication magazine, a web platform also for scientific dissemination and the GeoCastAway podcast.

In recent weeks, Nahm Mndez Chazarra has become an essential of La Sexta, where he collaborates in programs such as Red Hot, Better Late or The Goal by Ana Pastor. The Alicante-born has also participated in a timely manner in Thank youin the hours that Telecinco’s heart space has devoted to talking about the La Palma eruption.

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