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Postdoc: Europe vs. United States

Postdoc: Europe vs. United States

Being a postdoc provides you with an extended training period after receiving your PhD. It is the pathway towards becoming an independent scientist; therefore, it is important to undertake your postdoc in a place where career development is enhanced and supported.  Let’s start with a basic yet crucial question: why should I move to another continent? The United States remains the most popular coun ...[Read More]

The Sassy Scientist – Climate Change Causality

The Sassy Scientist – Climate Change Causality

Tom Doehne has been watching the news reports on the effects of climate change on human civilization. Dumbfounded that the main stream has not peered beyond the variable intensity of weather patterns and the mere notion of rising sea levels, he pondered: Will the increase in ocean level trigger more slippage along subduction zones? Dear Tom, In terms of geophysical research angles this really is a ...[Read More]

Science. Exploration. Survival.

Shackleton

A scientific career can be a struggle. This week Dave Stegman, Associate Professor at Scripps, draws parallels between being a scientist and being an Antarctic explorer. He dangled in the crevasse, unable to touch the sides; the abyss beneath was hundreds of feet deep; the rope he was suspended from was 14 feet long, connected above to the sledge he had been hauling. Was it luck when his sledge ha ...[Read More]

The Sassy Scientist – Science Sweethearts III

The Sassy Scientist – Science Sweethearts III

Athena is torn between desire and duty, and asks: What is your opinion on workplace romances? Dear Athena, Following the overwhelming success of the last two posts on workplace romance, this Valentine’s Day has prompted a return to the magic of poetry to answer this question. In the form of the villanelle this time. No, not the beloved character from the tv show or the novella series, but th ...[Read More]