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vEGU21: Monday GMPV highlights

vEGU21: Monday GMPV highlights

Welcome to vEGU21 week 2! If you are a GMPVer, this will be a solid and interesting week of presentations. Each presenter will talk for two minutes, then there will be breakout text chats, and simultaneous live video chats. So be ready to be thinking about 7 things at once… No idea where to go or what to do? Try out this itinerary (all times in CEST): After a hearty breakfast of whatever you ...[Read More]

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Geodynamics

The Sassy Scientist – Classic Conference

The Sassy Scientist – Classic Conference

Maddie is in the final stretch of her PhD track. Whilst finalizing the last couple of figures and jotting down the last couple of paragraphs for her thesis, she checks the institutional web pages for job opportunities ferociously. Coming up blank, she mutters: How important is a social network for obtaining a future job in academia? Dear Maddie, It is absolutely paramount. You don’t seriously thin ...[Read More]

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Cryospheric Sciences

Introducing TJ Young, our new early-career representative for the cryo-division of the EGU!

Introducing TJ Young, our new early-career representative for the cryo-division of the EGU!

Every two years, the Cryospheric Sciences division of the European Geophysical Union (EGU) elects a new representative for its early-career scientists. Starting in April 2021, Tun Jan (TJ) Young will take over the role from Jenny Turton, who is the outgoing representative. TJ shares a bit about himself and how his previous leadership experience aligns with the goals of EGU’s early career scientist ...[Read More]

Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology

Geology Bites. – Podcast conversations about Geology

Geology Bites. – Podcast conversations about Geology

Podcast conversations about geology with researchers making key contributions to our understanding of the Earth and the Solar System   Since you are reading an EGU Blog, you must already know how remarkable the field of geology is. The subject matter stretches the imagination – with its almost cosmological timescales, processes operating on scales from the atomic to the continental, and unima ...[Read More]

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Solar-Terrestrial Sciences

First year of Energetic Particle Measurements with EPD aboard Solar Orbiter

An artists impression of the Solar Orbiter spacecraft

One year ago, the Energetic Particle Detector (EPD) aboard the European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) Sun observing spacecraft Solar Orbiter (SolO) was launched starting a long-awaited journey. SolO (Figure 1) will provide both in-situ and remote sensing measurements in the inner Heliosphere and EPD will contribute particularly to the latter ones. EPD consists of four sensors that share the s ...[Read More]

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Biogeosciences

Welcome to the vEGU21: BG events not miss

Welcome to the vEGU21: BG events not miss

With the vEGU21 now officially started, apart from many interesting scientific sessions kicking off next Monday (26th April), the BG Division has prepared for you several events where you will have the opportunity to learn more about the Division, get to know who we are and what we do, network with the community and colleagues, and much more… We have picked a few highlights for you not to mi ...[Read More]

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Solar-Terrestrial Sciences

Meet the Experts: The future of solar terrestrial research

Every year at the EGU General Assembly renowned experts from the field of Solar-Terrestrial research get together to give inspirational talks and to meet with early career scientists. This year’s “Meet the Experts” session is focusing on the future of solar terrestrial research. To think of the future, we first have a look at the past, and more precisely on the knowledge acquired with over half a ...[Read More]

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Geodynamics

Expand your toolbox: Three new programming languages to try out

Will you add a new programming lanuage to your toolbox?

Geodynamists usually do at least a bit of programming, but in many cases a lot of programming, although that might just be my academic bubble. Most of that programming is done in programming languages that have been around at least since the 80’s (Fortran, C and C++) or early 90’s (Python). These programming languages have of course evolved considerably over time, but new languages keep popping up ...[Read More]

Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology

Interview with an ECR AGU2020 Convener – Dr. Penny Wieser

Interview with an ECR AGU2020 Convener – Dr. Penny Wieser

A few months ago, after AGU2020, I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Penny Wieser. Penny is an igneous petrologist and volcanologist with broad research interests and a substantial scientific record. Upon obtaining the undergraduate and masters degree in Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford, she pursued a PhD at the University of Cambridge, which was finished last year. She is now a post- ...[Read More]

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Seismology

Earthquake Watch March: A trilogy in New Zealand and the Kermadec Islands

Earthquake Watch March: A trilogy in New Zealand and the Kermadec Islands

March 2021 was a busy month for Geoscientists from the seismic sequence in Iceland and their apparent migration towards the emergence of the new volcano Fagradalsfjall, the onshore, shallow earthquake M6.3 in Thessaly (Greece) on March 3rd (the largest in Europe during 2021), and other major shallow earthquake M6.0 in Algeria on March 18th. For this EQ-Watch we focus on the seismic sequence in New ...[Read More]