The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...' --Isaac Asimov
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Upcoming Goldschmidt Short Course in Bioinformatics

May 2nd, 2012 No Comments

Short course 2: Bioinformatics for geologists Speaker: Dr. R. Eric Collins, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Time: 12h30 – 14h00 Price: Free Short course description: This course is an introduction to bioinformatics – the use of computers to study biological processes via information-carrying molecules like DNA and proteins. We will look […]

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Astrobiology Science Conference 2012

April 19th, 2012 No Comments

I’m in Atlanta, Georgia this week for AbSciCon 2012, one of my favorite scientific conferences. I’ve only missed one since my first in 2000 at NASA Ames, and over the years I’ve seen Astrobiologists evolve into a more confident, more mature community of scientists. This year I’m excited that there are more presentations on Science […]

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Ocean Sciences Meeting 2012, Salt Lake City

February 27th, 2012 No Comments

After 7 years in Oceanography grad school, I just got back from my first ever Ocean Sciences meeting, which was great. I saw a lot of old oceangrapher friends and talked to a lot of people about science! In a perhaps naive attempt to limit my carbon footprint, I took ground transportation back to Hamilton, […]

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