Aran Islands, Ireland

Aran Islands, Ireland

The Aran Islands just off the coast of Ireland left geologists puzzled for a while now. On top of this cliff huge boulders are found. Up to now the only explanation for waves energetic enough to transport these rocks would be a tsunami. Unfortunately, at least for the explanation, no tsunami happened there since 1755. Now […]

My Interview with the EAGE about the Way of the Geophysicist

The European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) interviewed me. It appears in the 2015 edition of their student newsletter. My fellow students already asked me about it and now you can read it online! I enjoyed talking in the interview with Kirsten Brandt and I do hope more opportunities like this may arise. Interview: Blogging his way […]

Canadian passport under normal light.

Today I want to be Canadian

I love travelling. Collecting stamps in my passport is a souvenir that is precious to me and so far I have kept my passports and the memories it contains. But today I more than ever I wanted to be Canadian.

The Niagara Falls are amazing either way but illuminated like that there are two feelings in my chest: Jealousy and Awe.

This is how the passport looks under normal light.

Canadian passport under normal light.
Canadian passport under blacklight

Canadian passport under blacklight

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I’m done! – Das Studium gilt als bestanden.

My last post has been a while, but for a good reason. Das Studium gilt als bestanden. Is German and means “You passed your studies”. So now I have all my paperwork gathered up and I’m officially a Master of Science in Geophysics   It took a bit of work and I’m especially proud to say […]

Seismic Image with Hydrocarbon Indicator Interpretation

The subjective science of seismic interpretation

The final step in the work with seismic data is seismic interpretation. In a scientific field called geophysics, interpretation sounds highly subjective; Very different from the usual statistics, ray and wave phenomenae. This can’t be right, right? I’d love to say it’s very clear and seismic data reveals a perfect image of the subsurface. But […]

Moeraki Boulders

Moeraki Boulders, New Zealand

There are a couple of places in this world, I really would like to see. A friend just added the Moeraki Boulders to this list, posting it to facebook. These are spherical boulders off the coast of New Zealand of unusual size. My first guess, would be dinosaur eggs (wouldn’t that be cool?). The actual explanation […]