Category Archives: conferences

AGU Dispatches: Final Day and Final Thoughts

Unless you are presenting, the final day of a 5 day-conference can be a test of your intellectual fortitude: it can be tough to force your tired and stuffed-with-cool-new-science brain to take an interest in any more talks or posters. … Continue reading

Categories: academic life, conferences, earthquakes, geohazards, geology, geophysics, tectonics

AGU Dispatches: Earthquakes, Education and Edification

Another packed day, although for me, today was less about consuming science and more about both disseminating it, and learning how to teach about it. Nonetheless, I kicked off my morning in an interesting session on the links between short-term … Continue reading

Categories: academic life, conferences, earthquakes, geohazards, teaching

AGU Dispatches: Convergence, the Caribbean and Cosmic Impacts (not)

AGU is all about pacing yourself. If you want to make it to the end of the week without your brain exploding from an overload of new science, you need to give it some down time. It was for this … Continue reading

Categories: conferences, earthquakes, geohazards, palaeomagic

AGU Dispatches: Posters and Pontification

There are two main ways to get your science at AGU: by sitting in on one of the dozens of sessions of themed talks, or browsing the monstrous poster hall in Moscone South. I spent Tuesday morning mostly wandering around … Continue reading

Categories: academic life, conferences, palaeomagic, public science

AGU Dispatches: Superchrons and subduction

I started the day with my paleomagician’s hat on, sitting in on a session looking at the long term behaviour of the Earth’s dynamo. Changes in the strength and reversal frequency of the Earth’s magnetic field give a unique insight … Continue reading

Categories: conferences, palaeomagic, tectonics