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NetherMod Day 3 – Karaoke fun!

NetherMod Day 3 – Karaoke fun!

Reporting live from the NetherMod karaoke bar, Manar Alsaif, PhD student at Université Montpellier, part of the Subitop ITN, summarises her experience with geodynamical karaoke (also see this post on the relationship between the two).

Day 3 of NetherMod sizzled in a high of 29 °C, which meant the free afternoon just had to be that day. Of course, the day of the free afternoon had to round up with wine tasting and karaoke after dinner. How convenient that the wine tasting preceded the karaoke, because karaoke needs quite a bit of lubrication! It started off with a few brave, surprisingly sober souls chiming their way through the Beatles and the Eagles and the like. As more wine poured into the glasses, more people poured into the karaoke room. A group danced their way through the YMCA, everyone managed to join into a Japanese tune (TRAIN TRAIN!), and even some Nirvana found a couple of grungy throats. The range was impressive, not least some of the gentlemen’s soprano worthy falsettos. All in all, an excellent break well earned after an intensely informative day and a half.

Iris van Zelst
Iris van Zelst is a PhD student at ETH Zürich in Switzerland. She is working on the modelling of tsunamigenic earthquakes using a range of interdisciplinary modelling approaches, such as geodynamic, dynamic rupture, and tsunami modelling. Current research projects include splay fault propagation in subduction zones and the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake. Iris is Editor-in-chief of the GD blog team. You can reach Iris via email. For more details, please visit Iris' personal webpage.

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