Chris Garrett

Oceanography

Expert on rogue waves and ocean tides

"Kids who are good at math often think of physics as something that’s unconnected with problems facing society. But studying the 'environmental physics' of the ocean, atmosphere, and renewable energy is one way of combining intellectual challenge with societal relevance. You really can combine your love of mathematics with doing something useful in the world."

Garrett's students and colleagues each bring particular interests and skills to ensure the success of the group's research. “There are niches for everyone in science, misfits as well as regular people,” says Garrett. “I’m never quite sure which I am!” 

Career ideas:  University professor, Mathematician in a research group, Oceanographer in government or industry, Science writer with a quantitative physics background! 

 

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