During the past several decades, experimental studies on the genesis and properties of magma have been intensively carried out, and our understanding of the conditions for generation of major-type magmas and their behaviors at depths has been significantly advanced. The author was fortunate to participate in some of these studies. These and subsequent experimental studies should be amalgamated with the studies of magma in other disciplines to develop a field of multidisciplinary research on magma for a better understanding of the genesis and role of magmas in the evolution of Earth and other planets.


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