IAOS’s Face-to-face Communication with the academicians: Ian Allison
Release date: 2019-09-29

Dr. Ian Allison hasshared his research and life experience with more than 40 teachers and students in the academic salon on the 10th floor of IAOS on the afternoon of September 23th. Asa member of Australian Academy of Science, renowned glaciologist and Professor from University of Tasmania, Dr.Allison is the seventh guest of Face-to-Face Meeting communication activity, which is one of the academic activities held by IAOS. Dr. Yang Haiyuan from Key Laboratory of Physical Oceanography. MOE. China was the special host this time.

Carried out in the form of tea party, this activity was relaxing and pleasant. Dr. Allison shared briefly his scientific research experience with us at the very start. He graduated from The University of Melbourne with a bachelor's degree in physics and majored in meteorology with a master's degree and a doctor's degree. Since the first expedition to Antarctica in 1969, he has devoted 50 years to the study of the Antarctic climate and ecosystem.

One student wondered how Dr. Allison could deal with the boring feeling of doing scientific research in such a long career. Dr. Allison smiled to say that he never thought doing scientific research was boring. Instead, hehas always kept a high interest and firmly believed that many of his on-going researches would be useful for a hundred years or so. Afterwards, Dr. Allison also exchanged views with teachers and students on the melting of the Antarctic ice sea, global warming and other issues.

In the end, Dr. Allison gave some advice to the present people: keep your curiosity, believe in yourself, learn from others and communicate with them and you will have unexpected gains.