August 6, 2014

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Dang, Scotland is gorgeous.

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August 6, 2014
Check out this sexy boudinage from above Torrisdale Beach on the north coast. 

Check out this sexy boudinage from above Torrisdale Beach on the north coast. 

August 5, 2014
Geologists.

Geologists.

August 5, 2014
Being dwarfed by the Cuillins in Skye.

Being dwarfed by the Cuillins in Skye.

August 4, 2014
Beautiful sedimentary cross-bedding in the c.1000 million year old Loch Eil Psammites from the Moine Supergroup on the north coast of Scotland. 
They’re small, suggesting a low-energy depositional environment.
But it’s mostly cool because they are a BILLION years old. And despite having been metamorphosed during at least three different orogenic events, they still preserve these beautiful structures. 
Mmmm, I love geology. 

Beautiful sedimentary cross-bedding in the c.1000 million year old Loch Eil Psammites from the Moine Supergroup on the north coast of Scotland. 

They’re small, suggesting a low-energy depositional environment.

But it’s mostly cool because they are a BILLION years old. And despite having been metamorphosed during at least three different orogenic events, they still preserve these beautiful structures. 

Mmmm, I love geology. 

August 1, 2014
Folded lines

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August 1, 2014
It’s a tough job being a geologist, especially one who does their fieldwork in the Highlands of Scotland. But sometimes, the sun shines, the rocks are gorgeous, and the people are awesome.
This is one of those times.
In Cape Wrath, on the North Coast of Britain.  

It’s a tough job being a geologist, especially one who does their fieldwork in the Highlands of Scotland. But sometimes, the sun shines, the rocks are gorgeous, and the people are awesome.

This is one of those times.

In Cape Wrath, on the North Coast of Britain.  

July 13, 2014

Anonymous said: Hey Shychemist. I've been following your blog for awhile and I want to bring up something that seems dated but nonetheless holds to be accurate today. I feel like the girls who consider themselves to be on the science side of tumblr to be horribly mistaken. It's statistically proven that women applicants struggle to get into stem doctorate programs, and rightfully so, they don't belong there. examples- atomic-o-licious, brainsx , adventuresinchemistry, i can't fit anymore but you get it

nonlinearfluctuations:

chemistry-of-chaos:

dinostuck:

scientistsarepeopletoo:

adventuresinchemistry:

smilesandvials:

shychemist:

It doesn’t seem dated, your attitude is dated. This is the 21st century.

Women deserve to be in STEM programs just as much as men. I’d wager they deserve to succeed in the Sciences even more than men because of the sexism and misogyny they experience.

They struggle to get in because they’re the minority, and a lot of people who could admit them are sexist (regardless of gender) because of the society they grew up in. Its not through any intellectual weakness. These women are amazing and just as smart as the men in their fields.

You have no right to say these things to these amazing women, many of whom I consider to be friends.

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Wow. That seems like really fucking wrong. And offensive.
And I would love to take some more time out of my day to be pissed about it.
But…
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It seems that I have a lot of fucking science to do. 
So, uh, screw that.
If anybody needs me, me and my lady bits will be getting some fucking science done.

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I’m oddly excited to have been name checked by this shitty anon. Because it means that the very fact that I got into an Ivy League, top 15 science PhD program (where I fucking belong) is a giant fuck you to shitty anon. Also, shitty anons make Lewis sad. Because Lewis is a feminists science hippo.

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imageBest way for me to deal with shitty nonnies who think women can’t do science? DO MORE SCIENCE!!!! MWAHAHAHA

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Crap, I’m a woman biologist. I’d go get another career but I have a groundbreaking thesis on rapid evolution of reproductive isolation between seed beetle populations to finish. 

I’m not a well-known tumblr scientist…but I am a scientist all the same. And while I could probably obtain a more gender-appropriate occupation… I’m pretty content with the fact I’m an atmospheric chemist Additionally, I am also one of the few women who have managed to be selected to intern at NASA’s airborne research program. 

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Do I not deserve a place in the STEM fields, anon? 

Hey ladies! Mind if some physicists join in?

At the CERN visiting the CMS part of the LHC where were were working for 8 months on both computational and experimental work:

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Presenting our research at a conference on Physics of Living Systems:
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And visiting the Wind Tunnel experiment after presenting our research at Max Planck Institute at a Advances in Cardiac Dynamics Workshop

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Yo, I haven’t posted for a while, but I’m doing a PhD in isotope geochemistry and this made me mad enough to come out of the Pb isotope lab and take this ‘selfie’ to make damn sure no-one thinks that girls can’t do science. I do what I do because I love it, and you know what? I kick ass at it. So jog on hateful anon, we’ve got science to do. 

June 14, 2014
surfinaloha:

#geology #structural #landscape #spain #pyrenees

surfinaloha:

#geology #structural #landscape #spain #pyrenees

April 9, 2014
plant-scans:

This is Scotland, 1981, Jenny Carter, © Photo Precision Ltd.

plant-scans:

This is Scotland, 1981, Jenny Carter, © Photo Precision Ltd.