My girlfriend is on a mission to read 100 books in four years. Since she got a strong start in 2016, she was motivated to read at least 25 books in 2017.
This post originally appeared on the guest blog at the Planetary Society. I work as a planetary scientist at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, CO. My main area of research is the atmospheric and climate dynamics of terrestrial atmospheres, like Mars, Titan, and Pluto.
Surface wind vectors from a simulation of the ancient Martian climate. Updated 2016-10-07 Thanks to @michaelaye for useful comments and corrections. I use a Mac computer for most of my climate research, since the Mac OS X operating system provides me computational foundation I need to develop and run planetary climate models.
A Rosetta image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, taken by the OSIRIS camera. ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA. We live in a culture filled with spoilers. With the extensive, intricate, and redundant lines of communication that connect us to each other, any new bit of news or nugget of discovery is quickly shared.
UPDATE: I have changed how I setup my Python environment. These instructions are no longer up to date and may not work on newer versions of the Mac OS.
I submitted my first two proposals as a principal investigator (PI)1 this last month, which is a major milestone as newly minted PhD. In fact, I have a bit of a head start since I was able to submit proposals as a PI while still only a postdoctoral scholar.
The Flatirons from Pearl Street (Boulder, CO). The arrival of 2013 brings a new home and new job for me. A few weeks ago I started as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Planetary Science Directorate of the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), where I will continue to study the Titan atmospheric dynamics.
The San Francisco skyline in December. The second stop of my thesis results world tour was the 2012 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, which is held every year in downtown San Francisco at the Moscone convention center.
Abstract Titan After a great half year in Colorado working with Dr. Jeffrey Andrews-Hanna I have returned to Pasadena, California to again collaborate with Dr. Tapio Schneider.