Josh Bridges (he/him)
Position/What you do at U of R?
I am a Postdoctoral Associate in the Paleomagnetic lab with Dr. John Tarduno. My research focuses on reconstructing previous climate changes using the magnetic properties of marine sediments.
Where are you from?
What got you interested in Earth and Environmental Sciences?
I started off as an electrical engineering student but after learning about self-sustaining dynamos like the Earth's, I moved into Geophysics. From there it was a gradual transition from studying changes in the Earth's magnetic field to how magnetic minerals can record past climates.
What do you enjoy most about U of R?
The awesome facilities to conduct the research I enjoy, the friends I've made, and the cherry blossom trees in the spring!
Do you have any hidden talents or hobbies?
I'm a baker. I've made just about every kind of baked good at least once and get a lot of my ideas from baking shows I watch. My decorating skills need work, but my flavors are on point!
What is your favorite book?
I like The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi. It details how, arguably one of Japan's most famous and skilled martial artists mastered his craft and the lessons he learned during his study that are as applicable to the study of martial arts as they are any other aspect of one's life.