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Where and why does the chain break? Women in geoscience and letters of recommendation for postdoctoral fellowships

Where and why does the chain break? Women in geoscience and letters of recommendation for postdoctoral fellowships

While women in geosciences are awarded 40% doctoral degrees, they hold less than 10% of full professorial positions. In looking for the cause of this disparity, the postdoctoral years have been identified as a crucial step, before and during which many women leave the Academia. A recent study by Dutt et al., published this month in Nature Geoscience, investigated biases in recommendation letters f ...[Read More]

A seismologist on vacation

A seismologist on vacation

Beginning of this month, I was travelling to Germany to visit family and friends. One week out of the office, without interpreting wiggles or creating synthetic seismograms. But I bet that most of you know that vacation from science does not really exist, especially if an awesome opportunity comes along… What do seismologists do during their vacation? I was visiting a friend in Göttingen. Ma ...[Read More]

Listening to Earthquakes

Most seismologist see earthquakes regularly on screen. We look at the wiggles and try to process them so that we can find useful information about the Earth’s structure. But did you ever listen to earthquakes? Here are just some links to pages where you can dive into the earthquake sounds: Listening to earthquakes on USGS On soundcloud Earthquake music Seismic Sound Lab of the Lamont-Doherty ...[Read More]

Paper of the Month – Self-healing slip pulses in earthquake rupture

Paper of the Month – Self-healing slip pulses in earthquake rupture

The “Paper of the Month” (PoM) blog series, recently launched by the Early Careers Scientists (ECS) representatives of the Seismology Division at EGU, aims to present particularly interesting, important, or innovative research articles in all fields related to seismology. While peer-reviewed articles published in the last 12 months are the primary targets, also older “classical” papers can make it ...[Read More]