One of my old professors

Antarctic Xmas punch-up airlift cost £45k | The Register:

The second man was summarily returned to the US. Dr Karl Erb, head of the US Antarctic programme, elaborated: “The assailant has been removed from Antarctica and his contract terminated by his employer. Such behaviour has no place whatsoever in the US Antarctic programme.”

He taught me most of what I know about experimental physics. Didn’t get tenure, of course, but the two really aren’t all that connected. He also taught me by example that one could have a personal and a professional life, which might be…


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