I’m Erin. I live in Brisbane, Australia, and study at the University of Queensland. I’m in my seventh year of higher education. Having completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Mechanical and Space) and Bachelor of Science (Physics) mid-2009, I am now in my second semester of a Masters of Communication (Science Communication).
Besides studying and job-hunting, I eat. I also think about eating. I love food, way too much. Especially Turkish and Thai… and cheese and green olives… and bread… and chocolate… oh god, food!
… let’s begin that paragraph again. My life usually isn’t all studying, job-hunting, eating, and thinking about food. My hobbies include photography and scrapbooking, music (I was rather a good pianist in a past life, and I’m hoping to revive this soon), reading, and running around at the gym. I also love hiking, but I don’t get to do it too often. Oh yeah, and I like sharks. And my partner, Jan. He’s pretty rad.
You can find me on Twitter at SpacegirlErin.
A Buzzing Universe is my first attempt at a structured, focussed blog, exploring controversies within the field of cosmology. At least initially, I am writing it for the subject WRIT7220 (Communicating Controversial Science). I hope to learn much about the informal communication of science and about blogging in general during this semester.