If you want to be a Rockstar, I have three simple words for you, or maybe two…two and a half?! Hannah Hilbert-Wolf.
Our very own Hannah is swiftly becoming the poster girl for seasoned GravelMonkeys and aspiring geologists everywhere. As the founding member and number one “fangirl” in the We Love Hannah club, I can confidently say that she is a very clever duck indeed. Hannah’s ground-breaking (pun always intended!) research on seismites has made news across the world this week, with her very first television appearance! Feel free to swing me an email if you’d like to sign up to the We Love Hannah club. Her seismites paper can be found through the Geology Page link in the “News & Media” section of this here website; it’s a cracking good read!
If I may digress, recent controversy has been sparked in the science world. Nobel Prize winning biochemist Tim Hunt came out in front of a conference for scientists and science journalists and said, “Let me tell you my trouble with girls…”
You know something good is going to come next right?!
“Three things happen when they are in the lab: You fall in love with them, they fall in love with you, and when you criticise them they cry.”
Off the back of those comments, female scientists everywhere have started posting photos of themselves to social media with their utterly ravishing PPE practising their glamorous day to day science with the hash-tag #distractinglysexy. Herein lies my point: Hannah, you keep being #distractinglysexy, and show those boys (obviously not the GravelMonkeys, they know you’re as valuable as a LA-ICP-MS that actually works…) what an asset you are!
In other news, Cassy and Quaid have recently submitted papers (exciting! Good luck!) And some of the other members have papers in preparation as you read.
As the semester winds down, Eric, Rob and Hannah are off to Fanning River to terrorise second year students in the field. Following that, Eric (and maybe Hannah, my information source is not entirely reliable…) will be off to Tanzania to continue their long-running research on the Rukwa Rift Basin.
The GravelMonkeys will reconvene in late July-early August (classic geologist time frame! Never commit too much), and more news will come out then.
Yours in #distractinglysexy,