Younger scientists in the EGS
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 55, Issue 7, page 659, July 1974
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1974), Younger scientists in the EGS, Eos Trans. AGU, 55(7), 659–659, doi:10.1029/EO055i007p00659.(
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One of the main aims of the European Geophysical Society is to destroy the European tradition that young scientists, like little boys should be seen but not heard. This was made quite explicit in early comparisons of the EGS with the American Geophysical Union.
Over two years ago, for example, I wrote (Nature, 230, 213, 1971): ‘The really impressive thing about the AGU annual meeting is the way that both in and out of the formal program the young and comparatively inexperienced mix with the older and more experienced on an equal personal footing to the benefit of both. The research student, for example, is not only supported financially to attend the meeting in the first place but is freely given precious time to present his results and ideas before as critical an audience of his discipline colleagues as he will probably ever find.’