I recently delivered a public webinar to the Royal Society of Tasmania. In this lecture I presented my recent research into the response of the Southern Ocean to human-caused changes in the atmosphere. The lecture was recorded and you can view it online.
This post is mostly for people who are also at the Ocean Sciences Meeting, but if you’ve stumbled across this from somewhere else, welcome!
There were lots of details about my work that I wanted to share, but I couldn’t squeeze everything onto my poster. Even though the following details didn’t make the cut, I think that they’re really interesting and worth sharing. The rest of this post will make a lot more sense if you’ve read the poster first.
I’ve just finished the first year of my PhD! As well as being pretty exciting, this means I got to present some of my work so far at the annual Atmospheric, Oceanic & Planetary Physics retreat.
Read on for a whirlwind tour of what I’ve been up to for the last year.
Very recently my first academic paper was published in a peer-reviewed journal. In my excitement I bombarded my Facebook friends with a link and no small amount of enthusiasm. Over the next few days I had the following conversation a number of times.
Friend: Congrats on getting your article published.
Me: Thanks! Did you have a read?
Friend: One of the following:
- I tried…
- Sort of. I think I understood the introduction, but after that I was completely lost.
- A little bit.
- Um… Hey, have you seen the Wiki article about Palladium coins?
- I read the title.
At this point I was never quite sure what to say. These are clever people, but they couldn’t understand what I’d done. Is that my fault? Is this how it will always be? The accessibility of contemporary science is one of my reasons for wanting to write a blog like this, so my first paper seems like a perfect topic.