Keeping science alive
“It’s important to us that these tools are available and understandable by people at all levels. We want to ensure there is an accessible entry level to comprehending earthquake data,” said Marine Denolle, Geophysics PhD ‘14. While at Stanford, Denolle became passionate about the relationship between seismic hazards, climate change and water, which is so fundamental to life. In her current position as assistant professor of Earth and planetary sciences at Harvard University, she’s working on building a new open source platform that makes seismological data more accessible and easier to use by a general audience.
Another part of her role that Denolle is passionate about is teaching. When deciding what kind of career to develop, she wanted to ensure that she would still work with students. “Young people keep the science alive. They don’t know the answers and so they bring questions that scientists who have been in the field haven’t even thought of. Students are fundamental to science.”