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Movember seismologists

Movember is the new November when men grow and proudly show their defining moustaches. Have you grown your moustache? I have done so for the last month as evident in the introductory vid. Now, that I am close to return to my smooth-shaven chin and upper lips, I was wondering which famous seismologists had nice fluffy moustaches. I headed on to Googling some portraits. Here is what I came across:

Robert Mallet

Robert Mallet

Robert Mallett: Ireland’s ‘father of seismology’

John Milne

John Milne

John Milne: Famous for inventing the horizontal pendulum seismograph.

It seems that having a moustache was the trend a century ago, irrespective of the shape and style; from “Handlebar” to “Horseshoe”, “Imperial” and “Mexican” (check out wikipedia). Look at this Meeting of world seismologists at the California Institute of Technology, Seismological Laboratory in 1929.

Meeting of world seismologists at the California Institute of Technology, Seismological Laboratory in 1929.

Meeting of world seismologists at the California Institute of Technology, Seismological Laboratory in 1929.

Andria Mohorovicic

Andria Mohorovicic

My favourite Mo Bro is none other than Andrija Mohoroviči, known for the Mohorovičić discontinuity and is considered a founder of modern seismology. That’s right, if you want to portray yourself as a modern seismologist he is your moustache model man.

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Matthew Agius is a recent PhD graduate from the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies in Ireland and is now doing research at the University of Southampton (National Oceanography Centre). His research focuses on the dynamics of the lithosphere beneath Tibet, the Central Mediterranean, and the Pacific Ocean. Matthew’s role as a young scientist representative is to promote the efforts done by young researchers and to engage in discussions that concern seismology students. You can reach Matthew via e-mail at matthew.agius@soton.ac.uk.

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    Reblogged this on Seismoblog and commented:
    This blog will soon be going through a major upgrade. Here is one of last year’s post dedicated to Movember

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