Announcement: Seismology Workshop at EGU General Assembly

Title: The Art of Science

Time: Thursday, April 21, 2016; 13:30 – 15:00 

Location: EGU conference center, Room -2.61 or -2.85 (in the basement)

Description: This is a workshop for professionals wishing to perfect the practical skills needed for a successful research career. In the workshop we will choose topics from the following list: choosing a research portfolio; making a workplan; mentoring and being mentored; using the scientific literature; oral and written communication; publishing papers; writing proposals; managing time effectively; and planning a career and applying for jobs in research and industry. This course is aimed at junior researchers and their mentors in all fields of science and engineering.

Roel_Guided3_2015Bio-sketch: Roel Snieder holds the Keck Foundation Endowed Chair of Basic  Exploration Science at the Colorado School of Mines. Roel received in 1984 a Masters degree in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics from Princeton University, and in 1987 a Ph.D. in seismology from Utrecht University. In 1993 he was appointed as professor of seismology at Utrecht University. Roel served  on the editorial boards of Geophysical Journal International, Inverse Problems, Reviews of Geophysics, the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, and the European Journal of Physics. In 2000 he was elected as Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. He is author of the textbooks  “A Guided Tour of Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences”and “The Art of Being a Scientist” that are published by Cambridge University Press.  In 2011 he was elected as Honorary Member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, and in 2014 he received a research award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. From 2000-2014 he was a firefighter in Genesee Fire Rescue where he served for two years as Fire Chief. In 2016, Roel receives the Beno Gutenberg Medal of the European Geosciences Union, for outstanding contributions to seismology.

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

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