TO ALL OF OUR FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES FROM GEO-AT-HOME
Bess Ward, William J. Sinclair Professor of Geosciences and the High Meadows Environmental Institute. Chair, Department of Geosciences.
I last wrote at the end of the Spring semester, when the students had vacated the campus and had completed the semester remotely. Summer began with everybody working at home. The University resumed research in early July, after every lab Principal Investigator provided a detailed plan for safe working in each lab space. So with PPE and social distancing, the research labs are functioning throughout the building. We all became accustomed to careful scheduling and planning our activities in the building and are very pleased that the research endeavor has continued apace through the summer and fall. For the theorists, computational research has continued apace, but we all miss the benefits of those casual interactions and serendipitous meetings that lead to ideas and insights.