Two years ago Matthew Agius, the previous ECS-rep of the Seismology Division, wrote a post in this blog about Movember. Movember is a month-long event (in November) during which men grow their moustaches to rise awareness of cancer, especially the ones affecting men.
When at the end of the month Matthew was finally getting rid of his moustaches, he wondered which seismologists had nice fluffy moustaches. Here what he found:
Robert Mallett: Ireland’s ‘father of seismology‘
John Milne: Famous for inventing the horizontal pendulum seismograph.
It seems that having a moustache was the trend a century ago, irrespective of the shape and style; from “Handlebar” to “Horseshoe”, “Imperial” and “Mexican” (check out wikipedia). Look at this Meeting of world seismologists at the California Institute of Technology, Seismological Laboratory in 1929.
Matthew’s favourite is Mo Bro is none other than Andrija Mohoroviči, known for the Mohorovičić discontinuity and is considered a founder of modern seismology. That’s right, if you want to portray yourself as a modern seismologist he is your moustache model man.
Now it is your turn to get involved: name a moustached seismologist! This can be:
- a moustached seismologist from the past we didn’t mention above;
- a seismologist currently active and normally wearing moustaches;
- a seismologist involved in this current Movember. You can even name yourself. If this is the case, show your pride with a picture on our Facebook page commenting this post!
Post edited by Laura Parisi and Laura Ermert.