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Movember seismologists

Movember is the new November when men grow and proudly show their defining moustaches. Have you grown your moustache? I have done so for the last month as evident in the introductory vid. Now, that I am close to return to my smooth-shaven chin and upper lips, I was wondering which famous seismologists had nice fluffy moustaches. I headed on to Googling some portraits. Here is what I came across:

Robert Mallet

Robert Mallet

Robert Mallett: Ireland’s ‘father of seismology’

John Milne

John Milne

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.

Meeting of world seismologists at the California Institute of Technology, Seismological Laboratory in 1929.

Meeting of world seismologists at the California Institute of Technology, Seismological Laboratory in 1929.

Andria Mohorovicic

Andria Mohorovicic

My favourite 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.

29th November: EGU deadline for Support Applications

Are you planning on attending and presenting your work at the next EGU in 2014? Do you know you might benefit from financial support that may include a waiver of the registration fee, a refund of the Abstract Processing Charge, and support for travel expenditures? You can find all the information here: http://www.egu.eu/young-scientists/financial-support.

If you think you are entitled for such support don’t be shy to apply. But, in order to be eligible you should submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation, on which you are first author, by 29th November 2013! Programme groups and session are online; these are the proposed seismology sessions: http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2014/sessionprogramme/SM

The first post

Hi all,

Matthew

Welcome to the European Geosciences Union young seismologist blog – Seismoblog. This is a new website dedicated to the young researchers within the EGU Seismology Division. It is my honour to be the Young Scientist Representative within this division for the next couple of months. Following discussions with the President of the Seismology Division, Charlotte Krawczyk, we have decided to set up this blog to promote the talents of young seismologist and to serve as a gateway for students to communicate with the division.

I would like to introduce myself briefly. I am Matthew Agius, 31 years old, and hail from the island of Malta. I have just finished my Ph.D. studies I undertook at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. My studies there focused about the structure and dynamics of the lithosphere beneath Tibet using seismic surface-wave analysis.

Till next post, take care.Have a look at the different sections available on this website and please consider registering.

Matthew

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