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Geodynamics

The Sassy Scientist – It’s All In The Mix

The Sassy Scientist – It’s All In The Mix

Mare needs to secure some funding. Trotting through previous successful applications, she finds a common denominator. As a purebred scientist, she bellows: How important is interdisciplinary research for a research proposal? Dear Mare, Very important. Realistically, you’ll not get funded in case you’re a one-trick pony. Who will hand over their pouch of gold nuggets to someone who will ...[Read More]

Curious case of convex upwards topography in accretionary wedges

Curious case of convex upwards topography in accretionary wedges

Accretionary prisms are wedge-shaped bodies of crustal rocks that are commonly known to have formed by accommodating the component of convergence along subduction margins. These prisms, primarily wedge shaped with lateral variations in topographic height from hinterland to foreland are commonly characterised by a gentle and uniform slope towards the frontal margin (for instance, the Himalayan fold ...[Read More]

The Sassy Scientist – Postdoc Purgatory

The Sassy Scientist – Postdoc Purgatory

Postdoc appointments: the forgotten terrace of Purgatory. Where researchers are sentenced to linger till either a positions opens in the Heaven of permanent contracts, or they realise that, after all, they are not interested anymore. This terrace is composed of different levels of various length. Nobody knows how many levels there are and how long they are, or should be. Raul asks: What is the ide ...[Read More]

Getting to the core of The Core

Getting to the core of The Core

Imagine my surprise when I found out that one of the regular attendees of our virtual institute coffee in Leeds actually worked on the movie ‘The Core’. Yes, you read that correctly: The Core, maybe the best bad science movie out there! (Although Menno had some great other suggestions last week!) So, in between many cups of coffee (well, mugs of tea actually, we are in the UK after all ...[Read More]