March 21, 2011

A Quick Note: Next Interview Scheduled for Evening of 3/22

Posted by Evelyn Mervine

My father and I were originally going to do another interview this evening. However, we’re both exhausted. Earlier today my dad had to make his way through a March snowstorm to fly out for a business trip, and he’s very tired. I’m also very tired– over the past few days, I have been doing hours upon hours of chemistry in lab in addition to the time I’ve been putting into these interviews. Thus, we are going to skip tonight’s interview so that we can both rest.

Tomorrow and Wednesday I am going to be measuring uranium and thorium isotopes (in uranium and thorium concentrates which I’ve extracted from rocks from Oman) on the NEPTUNE mass spectrometer here at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.  Since machine time on the NEPTUNE costs about $1300 per day, I will not be able to record tomorrow’s interview until the evening sometime. I need to make the best use of my time on the NEPTUNE. I’ll try to have Interview 10 posted by late evening tomorrow night (EDT). If you have any questions you want me to ask my dad tomorrow evening, please email them to [email protected]. Thanks!