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Geodynamics

edited by Anna Gülcher

Anna is PhD student at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics group at ETH Zürich, Switzerland. With the use of numerical modelling, she studies the interior dynamics of the Earth and Venus. Anna is the Early Career Scientist representative for the Geodynamics Division of EGU, and the topical editor for The PhD Chronicles blog series for the division's website. She tweets under @AnnaGeosc.

Should I… do a coding PhD when I don’t have much experience coding?

Should I… do a coding PhD when I don’t have much experience coding?

“The ideal applicant will have a strong background in coding.” I’m not sure if those were the exact words that advertised my PhD project, but a requirement of coding ability was certainly heavily implied. We’re used to hearing stories about job requirements in the professional world, but in my experience at least, we think much less about this in the academic sphere. I nearly didn’t apply to ...[Read More]

Geodynamics 101: Dynamic Topography

Geodynamics 101: Dynamic Topography

The Geodynamics 101 series serves to showcase the diversity of research topics and/or methods in the geodynamics community. In this week’s post, Fred Richards explains how ‘Dynamic Topography’ is used in the Geosciences, and discusses the knowns, unknowns, and the challenges ahead.  Since shortly after its tumultuous formation 4.5 billion years ago, Earth has been steadily cooling, wit ...[Read More]