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Gillian D'Souza

Gillian D’Souza is Media and Communications Officer at the European Geosciences Union. She oversees the Union's blog writing, press interactions and media communication. She has been a science writer on various subjects including health and the environment for over 7 years, and has an M.Sc. in Food Microbiology and Biochemistry from Mumbai, India.

The James Webb Telescope may forever alter our view of the universe

The James Webb Telescope may forever alter our view of the universe

Where is Webb? This seemingly simple question is quickly making its way into everyday conversation, and not just in scientific and astronomy circles. After a long 32-year wait, NASA officially launched the James Webb Telescope a couple of weeks ago on 25 December 2021. More recently, the telescope deployed its final primary mirror segment on 8 January this year, a crucial milestone in its mission ...[Read More]

What if a tsunami’s magnetic field could predict the height of the wave?

What if a tsunami’s magnetic field could predict the height of the wave?

It’s been well established that tsunamis generate magnetic fields as they move seawater (which is conductive unlike freshwater) through the Earth’s magnetic field. Although researchers previously predicted that the tsunami’s magnetic field would arrive before a change in sea level, they lacked the means to simultaneously measure magnetics and sea level to confirm this phenomenon. Now, a new study ...[Read More]

EGU’s Blog of the Year competition is back! Vote now for your favourite Division blog post of 2021

EGU’s Blog of the Year competition is back! Vote now for your favourite Division blog post of 2021

In yet another year that saw uncertainty and change, one thing has remained a positive constant: the impressive and insightful blog posts published regularly across the EGU’s official blog, GeoLog, and division blogs.   The EGU Division bloggers in particular have been hard at work producing new informative, fun and interesting blog posts for our members both inside their Division, and across ...[Read More]