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Published on December 23rd, 2013 | by Daphane Ng

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Discovery on the Ice

Screen shot 2013-12-23 at 12.45.15 PMA PhD* on interactions between Antarctic glacial-ice, the oceans and climate has led Dr Ben Galton-Fenzi to a career as a glaciologist.

Working at the Australian Antarctic Division and the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, Ben is using skills gained during his PhD to improve our understanding of the climate system.

‘Mathematics is the language used by the natural world,’ Ben says. ‘It allows us to understand how the parts of the climate system work and fit together.

‘Maths allows us to make predictions, to both see where we are going and from where we have come.’

* The CSIRO-UTAS PhD Program in Quantitative Marine Science (QMS) is offered through the University of Tasmania’s specialist Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies and CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research. For more information www.imas.utas.edu.au[subscribe2]

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