Paths Through Science: Alexander Gerst, Geophysicist and Astronaut




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Published on Apr 23, 2018

Meet Alexander Gerst, a geophysicist and astronaut at the European Space Agency (ESA). His curiosity for his surroundings took him from studying volcanoes on Earth to studying the Earth's surroundings from space!

In this Paths Through Science profile, Alexander discusses how a trip to the crater of a New Zealand volcano served as inspiration to pursue a career in geophysics. Listen as he shares, from personal experience, the important role geosciences have in providing the opportunities and tools that create paths to exciting and varied careers. You can find more of the American Geophysical Union's profiles of geoscience professionals at our Paths Through Science homepage:



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