Welcome to the Rhubarb talks website

The 'Rhubarb Talks' are a series of seminars by PhD students for PhD students at NOCS.

Upcoming seminars are posted below and cover a whole range of scientific exploits. Talks are held every other Monday afternoon at 4.30pm in the postgrad lounge (node 086) and are accompanied by nibbles and refreshments.

For more info or to volunteer for a talk, please contact The Rhubarb Team: Liz (E.Sargent@noc.soton.ac.uk),
Rosanna (R.Greenop@noc.soton.ac.uk), Maike (mjsp106@soton.ac.uk) or Sara (Sara.Cregeen@noc.soton.ac.uk)

Monday, March 26, 2007

This afternoon....

The Rhubarb talks continue this afternoon at 5pm in node room 064/03 (Note the change of room).

Rebecca Bell - "A tale of two earthquakes"

The Gulf of Corinth rift is one of the most active areas of continental deformation on Earth. We will discuss two of the most famous Gulf of Corinth earthquake sequences; the 373BC earthquakes which destroyed the city of Helike and caused destruction at the Temple of Apollo in Delphi, and the 1981 Alkyonides earthquakes which gave us the first insight into the active fault evolution of the rift.


Doug McNeall - "Climate prediction: nice, but is it science?"

We've got lots of lovely, expensive and flashy climate models, built primarily for understanding the processes of the Earth System. This talk will give a brief introduction to some of problems associated with using those models to predict the future.

See you there!!

Monday, March 12, 2007

Talks this afternoon

Two more rhubarb talks this afternoon at 5pm in node room 044/11 (next to cafeteria)!

Nina Rothe - Systematics and Biogeography of Antarctic Deep-Sea gromiids

Charlie Bargeron- More pieces of the coastal carbon flux puzzle

"...Little did I know that after the installation, I would spend so much of my time trying to get the CO2 system going and then keeping it going! Sometimes it doesn't seem very continuous or autonomous!"

.....see you there!