Cees Van der Land
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R.S.G. Wiringherlant, Wieringerwerf, The Netherlands (1991-1998), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (1999-2005), Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Texel (2005-2010).
Bsc, Msc, Phd.
Did some lab-assistant and IT-helpdesk work while studying, now in my first post-doc.
University of Edinburgh.
Favourite thing to do in my job: I’m a geologist, so I study rocks. To go into the field (mountains) and collect rock samples and teaching students about the rocks they’re looking at during fieldtrips are my favourite things about geology.
My Work: Investigating the processes which form rocks, how do you get from a coral reef to a cemented limestone?
My Typical Day: Looking through thin slices of rock with a microscope to investigate their different minerals and cements.
What I'd do with the prize money: I would like to get a tablet to bring into the field so I can show videos of the rock forming processes of the rocks we’re looking at.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Runner, dog-owner, rock-lover
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Sometimes… I remember stuffing the horn (used to announce the end of break at school) full of snow with my friends so nobody would hear it and we could stay out. That got us in trouble…
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Listening a lot to Florence and the Machine at the moment.
What is the most fun thing you've done?
An day of unlimited bungee jumping which I did in Cairns, Australia. I did over 10 jumps!
Tell us a joke.
Ease up! It’s nodody’s fault! And: http://tinyurl.com/c9togd7