Where I drop my thoughts about academia, science communication, climate change and others bits and bobs
Way back in 2012 I set up a twitter account and I used it just like I did facebook: to follow friends, discuss what was on TV and talk about celebrities. It quickly lost its charm. When I started my PhD in 2013, I started posting about the stresses of PhDs, interesting science facts andContinue reading “Twitter for scientists… is it worth it?”
In September 2019, I wrote a blog for the EGU Cryosphere blog series which focused on the extreme weather events in summer 2019. I spoke of wildfires in the Arctic, extreme melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet and melting sea ice (I am sure many can remember the picture of dogs pulling a sledge acrossContinue reading “2020: Our most extreme year yet?”
In August 2017 I moved to Nürnberg, Germany for my first postdoc position. In August 2020, I stayed at the same institute for my second postdoc. So now I feel like a Nürnberg local (apart from my terrible Frankonian accent), but it didn’t always feel like home and it definitely wasn’t easy. A few PhDContinue reading “Moving abroad for a postdoc”
In April 2019 I became the Early Career Scientist (ECS) representative for the cryosphere division of the European Geosciences Union (EGU). Phew! So many acronyms… what do I actually do? The European Geosciences Union (EGU) is the leading organisation or union of scientists in the Earth, planetary, space and geosciences fields in Europe. It isContinue reading “My role as an ECS rep”
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