Author Archives: Chris Rowan

One year ago today: crossing the Drake Passage

Even starting off as far south as Ushuaia, it’s a long way to Antarctica – almost 1000 km of open water. We got a peek at the chart below whilst touring the bridge of the Corinthian – they have computer … Continue reading

Categories: Antarctica, photos

One year ago today: our Antarctic voyage begins

You may recall that last Christmas, your intrepid bloggers managed to find ourselves on the trip of a lifetime to the Antarctic. We’re pretty sure that Geokid was Santa’s most southerly delivery on Christmas Eve. We have posted the odd … Continue reading

Categories: Antarctica, photos

Come research with us!

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that a university professor with an active research program must be in want of grad students. MS and PhD students are generally the people who actually do all of the interesting science that we never … Continue reading

Categories: academic life

L’Aquila earthquake manslaughter verdict reversed

It should come as no surprise that I think that this is the right result: Six seismologists accused of misleading the public about the risk of an earthquake in Italy were cleared of manslaughter on 10 November. An appeals court … Continue reading

Categories: earthquakes, public science, society

Tuesday dispatches from GSA: Vancouver

Poster time for Chris! Cool science for everybody! Continue reading

Categories: academic life, conferences